This class focuses on developing the skills and knowledge needed to respond effectively to vehicle incidents that occur on dumps. Dumps pose a
variety of unique hazards. Tailings lie at the angle of repose and any
movement can cause instability which endangers both the rescuers and
patient. In addition, dumps can cover many acres and rescue ropes must
be long enough to extend to the patient. This can result in rope stretch
and friction which impact the effectiveness of the rigging.
To overcome these challenges and operate in this environment, rescuers
have to adapt their rope rigging and anchoring techniques to address the
unique challenges found in the steep angle environment.
The purpose of this two-day course is to provide teams with the
knowledge and skills needed to safely access, package, and evacuate
patients from these steep-angle, unstable surfaces.
Pre-requisites: Students attending this class must have previously completed basic rope rescue training and first aid/CPR (need not be current).
Interested in further training opportunities in Surface Mine Rescue? Follow this link for information about an upcoming D2000 Open Enrollment class in Surface Mine Vertical Shafts Rescue.