Examples of Operations:

  • placement of rockfall or stabilization nets over a road

  • structural inspection (bridge, pilings...)

  • exterior window cleaning on skyscrapers

  • inspection tanks

Technical specifics:

  • the work area is accessed with ropes by specialized workers trained in rope access techniques

  • access from above is preferred, as it is safer and simpler to set up

  • work done in confined spaces carries additional difficulties related to lack of space and means of progression

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
    • 1.1 Welcome To Gear-In-Use 4: Rope Access and Confined Space
    • 1.2 Why This Course?
  • 2
    Unit 2: General Concepts
    • 2.1 I’D EVAC main uses
    • 2.2 How to calculate mechanical advantage
    • 2.3 Primary uses of the RIG
    • 2.4 Primary belay device in a fall arrest system
    • 2.5 Backup device in a rope access system
    • 2.6 Choice of harness attachment point for the ASAP
    • 2.7 ASAP usage in high winds
    • 2.8 Using the ADJUST rope adjuster with the MGO OPEN
    • 2.9 General principles for work at height
    • 2.10 The ABSORBICA-I and Y lanyards are designed for users weighing 50 to 130 kg
    • 2.11 Understanding and optimizing clearance with ABSORBICA-I and Y
    • 2.12 Clearance values with ABSORBICA-I and Y depending on your situation
    • 2.13 Connecting the MGO to a structure
  • 3
    Unit 3: Basics
    • 3.1 MAESTRO features
    • 3.2 Remote control of the MAESTRO handle with a cord
    • 3.3 Belaying with the MAESTRO
  • 4
    Unit 4: Descent
    • 4.1 Securing the MAESTRO with an ASAP for training
    • 4.2 Releasable anchor with the RIG: lowering system pre-installed on the ground
    • 4.3 Short down-climb on ascenders
  • 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
    • 5.5 Making the ASAP drop-resistant
    • 5.6 ASAP usage on static rope
    • 5.7 High-energy falls with ABSORBICA-I and Y lanyard
  • 6
    Unit 6: Rescue
    • 6.1 Team rescue techniques for hauling and lowering
    • 6.2 Comparison between MAESTRO and I’D for a rescue using twin tensioned haul lines
    • 6.3 Accompanied descent rescue with the RIG
    • 6.4 Accompanied descent rescue
    • 6.5 Haul system with the RIG
    • 6.6 Release and rescue of a victim on a fall arrest system, by two co-workers
    • 6.7 Rope rescue: ASAP and accompanied descent
    • 6.8 Rope rescue: security of the ASAP's hold on the rope
    • 6.9 Rope rescue: ASAP performance on a taut rope
    • 6.10 Rescuing a person hanging on an ABSORBICA lanyard
    • 6.11 Hauling: combined lowering/raising system
    • 6.12 Hauling: independent lowering/raising systems
    • 6.13 Release and rescue of a co-worker using a rescue kit
    • 6.14 Release and rescue of a co-worker suspended on a static support.
    • 6.15 Release and rescue of a co-worker suspended on a long rope
    • 6.16 Performance of the ASAP with a 250 kg load, with the ASAP fixed to an anchor.
  • 7
    Unit 7: Ascent-Climbing
    • 7.1 Greater efficiency on rope ascents with FALCON ASCENT and TOP CROLL S
  • 8
    Unit 8: Progression - Movement
    • 8.1 Using a single rope clamp?
  • 9
    Unit 9: Bolting - Knots - Anchors
    • 9.1 Tyrolean on rope with RIG
    • 9.2 Tensioning a tyrolean with MAESTRO, I’D, RIG
    • 9.3 Tensioning a rope for a Tyrolean
    • 9.4 Installing a life-line
    • 9.5 Installing ropes
  • 10
    Unit 10 Fall Arrest
    • 10.1 ASAP usage on an incline
    • 10.2 ABSORBICA Y lanyards and fall arrest lanyard connector holders on the harness.
    • 10.3 Oblique or vertical anchors and fall distance with ABSORBICA lanyards.
    • 10.4 Tests of ABSORBICA lanyards in a fall over an edge
    • 10.5 Using two ABSORBICA I lanyards in parallel: DANGER
    • 10.6 ASAP usage when approaching an obstacle or the ground
  • 11
    Unit 11: Carabiner Choice
    • 11.1 Carabiner basics
    • 11.2 Choice of carabiner for attaching a descender with a safety gate (I’D S, RIG, STOP...) to the harness
    • 11.3 Choice of lanyard end carabiner for a work positioning lanyard
    • 11.4 Choice of carabiner for connecting a fall arrest device to the harness
    • 11.5 Choice of carabiner for connecting a fall arrest device to the harness
    • 11.6 Choice of carabiners for attaching the rope to the anchor
    • 11.7 Choice of carabiners for attaching the rope to the anchor
    • 11.8 Choice of carabiners for hauling systems and pulley attachment
    • 11.9 Examples of dangerous carabiner loading.
    • 11.10 Attaching a rope to the harness
  • 12
    Unit 12: Positioning - Restraint
    • 12.1 Working with sharp objects or molten metal splash
  • 13
    Unit 13: Ascent - Access
    • 13.1 Long or short rope ascent
    • 13.2 Passing a re-belay on ascent
    • 13.3 Occasional rope climbing with the I'D
  • 14
    Unit 14 Tests - Standards
    • 13.1 Pulley system efficiency tests with MAESTRO, I’D S, PRO TRAXION, ROLLCLIP...
    • 13.2 Details on using the ASAP when it is attached to the harness without an energy absorber (EN 353-2 usage)
  • 15
    Unit 15 Wrap Up
    • 15.1 Wrap Up!

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