Vertical Rope/Fall Protection Safety and Rescue

OSHA – ANSI – NFPA Compliant

Course Description

This course covers both cognitive and practical hands-on training in the areas involving, but not limited to, safely and effectively responding to a variety of vertical rope rescue situations, vertical rope techniques needed in confined spaces, mechanical advantage systems, anchoring options and reviewing high angle rescue incidents. The course includes practical exercises and testing in both areas, based on requirements of OSHA Fall Protection 1926.502 – ANSI Z359 series as they pertain and NFPA 1006 and 1670 Technical Rescue as these standards pertain.

The course includes practical exercises and testing in both areas of hands-on and a written test as per NFPA 1006, ANSI Z490 standards and TRS training requirements. These tests are designed and implemented to serve as a means documenting proficiency as they pertain. A complete “course packet” will be presented to the training host at the successful completion of the training.

Additional Terminal Learning Objectives:
A review of the “All Stop” and “Wet Conditions Alert” commands, definitions, team member’s responsibilities and situations. Working as a team with a “rescue group supervisor” on concepts involving a technical rescue scene.

Technical Rescue Systems LLC training will cover via both cognitive and practical hands-on training in the areas involving, but not limited to:

  • Introduction to NFPA regulations and standards
  • Federal and Industrial Standards including OSHA, NATE, ANSI Z359, NFPA and training standards ANSI Z490
  • Principles of scene evaluation in rope rescue situations
  • Your department’s equipment review and inspection
  • Rope Rescue PPE Inspection and Documentation
  • Rescue Harness uses, fit, inspection review
  • Rope Rescue equipment, capabilities, care and inspection
  • Rope Rescue scene and rescue option review and hands-on
  • Anchoring options and reviews
  • Anchoring angle forces and options
  • Edge protection review and options
  • Pulley application, forces and limitations
  • Rope Rescue Rigging, options, forces utilizing aerial apparatus
  • Basic and specific equipment and hauling rigging review
  • Knots –lifeline inspection and care
  • Mechanical Advantage systems, forces and uses
  • Understanding, prevention and treatment for suspension trauma
  • Patient-evaluation in a technical rescue situation
  • Litter patient packaging options and lifting
  • Low angle rescue, scene evaluation
  • Low angle scene setup and anchoring options
  • Low angle rescue, hauling and safety-systems options
  • Low angle rescue large scene (MCI) review
  • Case history reviews
  • Written test review and completion
  • Course review and closing Q&A time

2 Day Course – Authorized Level
Prerequisite(s): None
Class Size Limit: None

3 Day Course – Competent Level
Prerequisite(s): 2 Day Authorized Course
Class Size Limit: 10

4 Day Course – Specialized Level
Prerequisite(s): 1 Day Authorized Course and 2 Day Competent Course
Class Size Limit: 10

(For Classes over 10 Students Call for Details)

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