These Rescue Operations classes build a basic capability needed at most industrial locations. The goal of rescue training is to ensure the safety of team members while building the skills and knowledge needed in the students' specific work environment.
This two-day course gives participants a working foundation of the basic physical principles that govern rope rescue systems. These principles include friction, tension, compression, arresting force, and force multipliers. Once these principles are understood, a variety of rigging systems will be evaluated with a specific emphasis on identifying and managing force multipliers which can undermine the integrity and safety of rescue and rope access rigging.
This four-day course provides rope rescue skills that address advanced rigging requirements typically needed for both REMS (Rapid Extraction Module Support) and wilderness search and rescue. Rigging in wilderness locations demands a greater knowledge of the use of natural anchors and advanced rope skills. Systems may need to be set up and operated with minimal equipment and manpower under extreme environmental conditions.
Managers, supervisors, and team leaders are often tasked with determining: 1) whether a technical rescue capability is needed at their location and, 2) the required level of rescue capability the team should have. This eight-hour workshop will ensure the students have the ability to make that determination.