Examples of Operations:

  • a team member accesses the victim, unhooks the person, then lowers the victim unaccompanied

  • a team member accesses the victim, releases him/her, then rappels down with the victim

  • the victim is suspended on a pre-installed evacuation system that does not require a team member to access him/her directly

Technical specifics:

  • unaccompanied evacuation can generally be done using a ready-to-use rescue kit

  • accompanied descent requires proper training, as it implies a mastery of advanced rope access techniques

  • in all cases, the rescue method should be as rapidly as possible, in order to reduce the risk of suspension trauma, especially when the victim is unconscious

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Opening Thoughts on the Why of this course
    • 1.1 Why This Course?
  • 2
    Unit 2: Gear In Use 3 ~ On-site Rescue Introduction
    • 2.1 Introduction to Technical Rescue Tech Tips
  • 3
    Unit 3: Descent
    • 3.1 Securing the MAESTRO with an ASAP for training
    • 3.2 Releasable anchor with the RIG: lowering system pre-installed on the ground
  • 4
    Unit 4: Rescue
    • 4.1 Drop loop haul on the MAESTRO for urgent rescue
    • 4.2 Haul system with the RIG
    • 4.3 Rope rescue: security of the ASAP's hold on the rope
    • 4.4 Release and rescue of a victim on a fall arrest system, by two co-workers
    • 4.5 Lowering a person with the I'D on the rescuer's harness
    • 4.6 Accompanied descent rescue with the RIG
    • 4.7 Team rescue techniques for hauling and lowering
    • 4.8 Release and rescue of a co-worker suspended on a long rope
    • 4.9 Release and rescue of a co-worker using a rescue kit
    • 4.10 Drop loop haul on the I'D for urgent rescue, with ASAP
    • 4.11 Upward evacuation with "Spanish balancier" technique
    • 4.12 Release and evacuation of a victim on a CROLL
    • 4.13 Pre-installed individual evacuation kit
    • 4.14 Release and rescue of a co-worker suspended on a static support.
    • 4.15 Release and rescue of a co-worker suspended on a long rope
    • 4.16 Rope rescue: ASAP and accompanied descent
    • 4.17 Rope rescue: ASAP performance on a taut rope
    • 4.18 Performance of the ASAP with a 250 kg load, with the ASAP fixed to an anchor.
  • 5
    Unit 5: Specific Instructions for Use
    • 5.1 Using the GRILLON as an anchor for more than one person
    • 5.2 Lowering 150 kg - 250 kg with the I’D S and I’D EVAC on the anchor
    • 5.3 Lowering 150 kg - 280 kg with the I’D L on the anchor
    • 5.4 Belaying loads with the I’D S, I’D L, and I’D EVAC
  • 6
    Unit 6: General
    • 6.1 How to calculate mechanical advantage
    • 6.2 Primary uses of the RIG
    • 6.3 General rescue principles
    • 6.4 Using the ADJUST rope adjuster with the MGO OPEN
  • 7
    Unit 7: Ascent - Access
    • 7.1 Occasional rope climbing with the I'D
  • 8
    Unit 8: Bolting - Knots - Anchors
    • 8.1 Tyrolean on rope with RIG
    • 8.2 Tensioning a tyrolean with MAESTRO, I’D, RIG
    • 8.3 Tensioning a rope for a Tyrolean
  • 9
    Unit 9: Carabiner Choice
    • 9.1 Carabiner basics
    • 9.2 Choice of carabiner for attaching a descender with a safety gate (I’D S, RIG, STOP...) to the harness
    • 9.3 Choice of lanyard end carabiner for a work positioning lanyard
    • 9.4 Choice of carabiner for connecting a fall arrest device to the harness
    • 9.5 Choice of carabiners for attaching the rope to the anchor
    • 9.6 Choice of carabiners for hauling systems and pulley attachment
    • 9.7 Examples of dangerous carabiner loading.
  • 10
    Unit 10: Wrap Up
    • 10.1 Wrap Up!

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