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High Angle Rescue

This is for all staff who could be required to conduct high angle rescues.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop skills in the care, maintenance and use of the rescue equipment
  • Develop skills in the care, maintenance and use of all rescue lines
  • Develop a knowledge of anchor selection and rigging
  • Understand rescuer safety
  • Gain effective two rope rescue system rigging skills
  • Understand how to effectively package casualties
  • Rappel techniques
  • Understand the one rescuer technique (pick-off)
  • Gain casualty lowering skills
  • Conduct casualty raises using mechanical advantage
  • Use stokes-type baskets for structural rescues
  • Be able to problem solve rope rescues
  • Understand the rescue team structure