About the Course

While this course centers on equipment, I’m sure you realize we can’t really show gear “the what”, without showing “the why” and “the how”. This Equipment course will be an ever-expanding portrayal of not just gear and equipment, but gear and equipment in use. This includes various examples of equipment being properly used per manufacturer's specifications. 

When you enroll in this course, some of the videos you'll have access to, will, in fact, be actual manufacturer's own videos as they can often represent the product the best. Other videos will be original Rigging Lab Academy production work for areas where we felt the product justified a more in-depth look into “the why and the how”.

What You’ll Learn

Join us inside this exclusive Equipment course as we cover topics and concepts such as:

  • Understanding general concepts of gear use

  • Becoming more aware of rescue software, uses and strengths

  • Concepts of rescue and rigging hardware, their uses and strengths

  • Inspection procedures

  • Learning about standards (what they are, and what is no longer considered a standard)

  • Creative equipment combinations to achieve better results

  • And more!

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  • Rigging Lab Academy: Multiple Instructors

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    Rigging Lab Academy: Multiple Instructors

    This course is brought to you through the efforts of multiple Rigging Lab Academy Instructors. These instructors have hand-selected material from their full-featured courses — all of which are exclusively available here at Rigging Lab Academy — and contributed them to a specific section or unit of this course. By blending the teachings of various instructors, Rigging Lab Academy members will gain exposure to different areas of expertise, course materials, and teaching methodologies.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
  • 2
    Unit 2: Beginning the Process of Rope Rescue Program
    • 2.1 Knowledge Is Really Not Left Behind
  • 3
    Unit 3: Equipment Selection
    • 3.1 Let's Get This Thing Started!
    • 3.2 Creating Your Rope Rescue Equipment SOP
    • 3.3 Your Gear Selection Considerations
    • 3.4 Equipment Strength and Safety Factors
    • 3.5 Load Ratios of Life Safety and Rescue Equipment
  • 4
    Unit 4: The Jigger System
    • 4.1 The Jigger... What is it?
    • 4.2 The AZTEK
    • 4.3 Video Tutorial: A Visual Look at the AZTEK in Many Configurations
    • 4.5 Petzl Jag System
    • 4.6 SMC Advance HX Haul System
  • 5
    Unit 5: Rope, Webbing & Cord
    • Rope and Cord Overview
    • Rope Fibers
    • Rope Construction
    • Frequently Asked Questions Pertaining to Rope Construction
    • Rope Specifications
    • Webbing Overview
  • 6
    Unit 6: Harnesses
    • 6.1 Harnesses
    • Belts
    • Sit Harnesses
    • Chest/Combo Harnesses
    • Full Body Harnesses
  • 7
    Unit 7: Carabiners
    • 7.1 Carabiners Part 1
    • 7.2 Carabiners Part 2
    • 7.3 Carabiner Considerations
    • 7.4 Carabiner Standards
    • 7.5 Carabiner Use and Maintenance
    • 7.6 Video Tutorial: Carabiner Overview
  • 8
    Unit 8: Pulleys
    • 8.1 Pulleys Part 1 What Are They?
    • 8.2 Pulleys Part 2 How They Work
    • 8.3 Pulleys Part 3 Types General
    • 8.4 Pulleys Part 4 Types Multi Purpose
  • 9
    Unit 9: Helmets
    • 9.1 Helmets Overview
    • 9.2 Rescue / Climbing Helmets
    • 9.3 Industrial Safety Helmets
  • 10
    Unit 10: Rope Grabs and Ascenders
    • 10.1 Grabs and Ascenders Overview
    • 10.2 Fall Arrest
    • 10.3 Rigging
    • 10.4 Personal Handled Ascender
  • 11
    Unit 11: Braking Devices and Descenders
    • Braking Devices and Descenders Overview
    • Auto Locking and Manual Devices
    • More Considerations
    • Friction and Heat
    • Guideline for Selecting a Braking Device
    • Types of Braking Devices
    • Autolocking Braking Devices
    • Escape Devices
  • 12
    Unit 12: Anchor Hardware and Webbing
    • 12.1 Anchors and Anchoring Introduction
    • 12.2 Anchor Equipment Overview
    • 12.3 Slings Straps and Lanyards
    • 12.4 Plates
    • 12.5 Swivels
  • 13
    Unit 13 Litters and Litter Rigging
    • Litter Types
    • Examples of Litters in Action... They are not created equal!
  • 14
    Unit 14: Wrap Up and FAQs
    • 14.1 Wrap Up
    • 13.3 Harnesses
    • 14.3 Rope and Webbing
    • 14.4 Rope Grabs
    • 14.5 Carabiners and Connectors
    • 14.6 Descenders
    • 14.7 Ascenders
    • 14.8 Pulleys
    • 14.9 Helmets
    • 14.10 Headlamps

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

  • Certificate of Completion

    Download your personalized Certificate of Completion after completing the course.

  • 100% Self-Paced

    Go through the course material as fast or as slow as you'd like.

  • Private Discussion Board

    Ask questions, meet other students, and even chat with the course instructor.

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