About the Course

Elements of Rigging — Knots and Hitches, Pulley Systems (and their rules), Anchors, Reeving Systems, Highlines, Resultants and Force Vectors.  While it is true that “an element” by definition can no longer be broken down, I felt it necessary to keep things as simple as possible without getting into the minutia. There is an art to learning as well as science and hopefully we made the proper jumps from one to the other.

What You'll Learn

Inside Elements of Rigging, we'll cover topics such as:

  • Knots and hitches

  • Pulley systems and their rules

  • Anchors

  • Reeving systems & highlines

  • Resultants

  • Force vectors

  • And more!

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about the Elements of Rigging expert instructor

  • Pat Rhodes

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Founder of Rescue RIG

    Pat Rhodes

    Pat is the founder of Rescue RIG, an organization specializing in technical rope access and rescue training. He has accrued over 40 years of experience in the field of technical rescue including 28 years with the Phoenix Fire Department as a firefighter/rescue technician and nine years as a FEMA Rescue Specialist. As part of his responsibilities with D2000, he specializes in developing advanced curricula focusing on all aspects of technical rope rescue. Pat is also responsible for instructor development and client relations.Pat has been instrumental in building a global brand and impacting tens of thousands of people across the planet with his humor and humble experience.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
  • 2
    Unit 2: Knots
    • 2.1 Video Tutorial: Elements of a Knot
    • 2.2 Video Tutorial: Bowline Knots
    • 2.3 Video Tutorial: Figure 8 Knots
  • 4
    Unit 4: Managing Friction
    • 4.1 Video Tutorial: Managing Friction: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
    • 4.2 Quiz: Managing Friction: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
  • 5
    Unit 5: Marginal Anchors
    • 2.1 Video Tutorial: Marginal Anchors: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
  • 6
    Unit 6: Multi-Point Anchors
    • 6.1 Video Tutorial: Multi-Point Anchors
  • 7
    Unit 7: Staggered Anchors & Mechanical Advantage
    • 7.1 Video Tutorial: Staggered Anchors to Increase Mechanical Advantage
  • 8
    Unit 8: Critical Angles Specific to Highline Construction
    • 8.1 Video Tutorial: Basic Rigging Physics Principles
    • 8.2 Video Tutorial: Tension & Compression Study
    • 8.3 Quiz: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
    • 8.4 Video Tutorial: Aerial Ladders Use as an Artificial High Directional
    • 8.5 Quiz: Aerial Ladders Use as an Artificial High Directional
  • 9
    Unit 9: Tripods-Portable Anchors and Confined Space Rescue Rigging
    • 9.1 Video Tutorial: Understanding Resultants
    • 9.2 Video Tutorial: Confined Space Rig
  • 10
    Unit 10: Special CSR Edition / Reeving Systems Within a Tripod or Other AHDs
    • 10.1 Video Tutorial: Tripod English Reeve
    • 10.2 Video Tutorial: Tripod English Reeve - Top Side
    • 10.3 Video Tutorial: Tripod English Reeve - Haul Side
    • 10.4 Tripod English Reeve - Double Pulley
    • 10.5 Video Tutorial: Tripod English Reeve - Double Pulley
  • 11
    Unit 11: Special CSR Edition / Tripods - Portable Anchors & Confined Space Rescue Rigging
    • 11.1 Video Tutorial: Portable Anchors - TerrAdaptor Tripod
    • 11.2 Video Tutorial: Portable Anchors - Skedco Tripod
    • 11.3 Video Tutorial: Video Tutorial: Rigging within a Tripod: Introduction to the 4:1 System
    • 11.4 Video Tutorial: Tripods Principles of 4:1 Rescuer Lower Then Raise
    • 11.5 Video Tutorial: 4:1 System Capture Prusik on the Top
    • 11.6 Video Tutorial: 4:1 System Capture Prusik on the Bottom
    • 11.7 Video Tutorial: 4:1 System - No Prusik Capture
    • 11.8 Video Tutorial: Building a 4:1 System
    • 11.9 Video Tutorial: Controlled Descent AHD with No Ground Anchors, Part 1
    • 11.10 Video Tutorial: Control Descent AHD with No Ground Anchors, Part 2
    • 11.11 Video Tutorial: Controlled Descent AHD with Ground Anchors
  • 12
    Unit 12: Special CSR Edition / Tripods-Portable Anchors and Confined Space Rescue Rigging
    • 12.1 Video Tutorial: Split 4:1 Introduction
    • 12.4 Video Tutorial: Split 4:1 Operations - Bottom Side
    • 12.3 Video Tutorial: Split 4:1 Operations - Top Side
    • 12.4 Video Tutorial: Drop Loop with Body Weight to Raise
    • 12.5 Video Tutorial: Body Weight Anchor for Lower
    • 12.6 Video Tutorial: Drop Loop with the ASAP on a Dog Leg
    • 12.7 Video Tutorial: Non-Entry Rescue Set Up and 3:1 MA Using an Existing Lifeline
    • 12.8 Video Tutorial: Non-Entry Rescue Raise Using a Stick Clip and Frame Mounted Winch
  • 13
    Unit 12: Wrap Up
    • 12.1 Wrap Up

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    This was an excellent review of all of the different elements of rigging.

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