Rope Rescue Technician

This course covers concepts and techniques to enable small teams to undertake technical rope rescues. A 'building block' approach is used throughout the course so that candidates can progress from key concepts through to the rigging and operation of full systems for raising, lowering and highline rescues.

The five day Rope Rescue Technician course includes the following:

  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • Rescuer safety
  • Size-up, pre-planning and ICS
  • On-scene safety briefing and site control
  • Communications and verbal commands
  • Medical considerations
  • Personal and team equipment
  • Equipment care and maintenance
  • System safety factors and checks
  • Introduction to ropes, knots and technical gear
  • Anchor systems
  • Belay systems
  • Tensioning systems and mechanical advantage
  • Ascending and descending
  • Ascending/descending past knots/obstructions
  • Casualty care and packing
  • Litter attending high angle
  • Litter attending low angle
  • Rope based raising and lowering systems
  • Artificial high directionals
  • Passing knot through system
  • Team based pick off
  • Highline rope systems
Hydro Rescue