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Working at Heights / Fall Protection *NEW*

NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue

Safety Training-ROPE RESCUE

Duration: 8 Hours
Prerequisite: Working at Height / Fall Protection, and Fall Protection Rescue

Overview

Overview.pdf

This 5-day course ensures participants are adequately prepared for all the hazards and challenges which may occur during a high angle, or a “working at heights” emergency. The program thoroughly covers competencies within NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 6 and tests participants utilizing the “Job Performance Requirement (JPR)” format.

The Course Covers

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Legislation & Standards (Provincial Legislation, NFPA 1006, NFPA 1983)
  • NFPA 1006 Definitions
  • Working at Heights / Fall Protection Review
  • Rope Rescue
  • Hazard Assessment, Scene Size Up and Control
  • Incident Command System
  • Communications & Rope Commands
  • Administration Requirements

Day 2

  • Personal Protective Equipment & High Angle Harnesses
  • Auxiliary Rope Rescue Equipment & Hardware
  • Hazard Isolation
  • Victim Assessment, Packaging Devices and EMS Handover
  • Helicopter Landing Zones
  • Litters, Bridles and Litter Tenders
  • Ropes & Rigging
  • Knots, bends, hitches & webbing

Day 3

  • Fixed Rope Systems
  • Anchors (Single Point, Multipoint)
  • Rigging, Forces and Expected Load
  • Mechanical Advantage (Compound Force, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1 & Winch)
  • Constructing Systems (Lowering, Haul, Anchor Systems)
  • Safety Concerns & System Safety Check
  • Edge Protection
  • Terrain Hazards

Day 4

  • High Angle Rescue Considerations
  • Calculating Expected Loads
  • Descent Control Devices
  • Belay Systems & “Belayers”
  • Ascending & Descending Rope
  • Ascending & Descending Natural and Man Made Structures
  • Victim Access and Rescue while Suspended
  • Moving a Victim / Load (Ascent, Descent, Horizontal)

Day 5

  • Written Evaluations
  • Practical Evaluation Scenarios/ JPRs
  • Return Equipment to “State of Readiness”