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Securing the PETZL MAESTRO with an ASAP for training.

In certain training or educational situations, a system may be installed to mitigate excessive descent speed or loss of control. Remember: any excessive pull on the MAESTRO’s handle can cause a loss of control. To secure the rope against possible loss of control, attach an ASAP with ASAP’SORBER AXESS or…

Petzl Maestro – An Amazing Tool For Technical Rescue Operations

PETZL MAESTRO (Small and Large) is a descender designed for technical rescue operations. It facilitates the manipulation of heavy loads, for lowering or hauling, and may be used in both the primary system or in a back-up belay. This versatility allows rescuers to adapt to any situation they may encounter…

Static and dynamic tests on the PETZL MAESTRO

The following tests were carried out in laboratories, with new devices and new ropes certified to current standards. Test results are given for information purposes only: they may be different with devices and/or ropes that are worn from use, or with other rope types or models. STATIC TESTS Slow-pull test…

Floating the Litter Using an A-Frame and Gin Pole Trackline

Steep angle litter work can be about as difficult as any high angle rescue. The main reason is that the litter attendants will have to pick and choose the terrain while still maintaining patient contact and visual. This isn’t always doable and often teams are working with minimal personnel so…

CONFINED SPACE RESCUE WITH THE PETZL MAESTRO

The PETZL MAESTRO is a descent control device with an integral progress capture pulley for technical rescues. Additional MAESTRO benefits include:  Shifting from a haul to lower is immediate and efficient without having to transfer the load Can efficiently haul and lower heavy loads Serve as the primary or back-up…

Drop loop haul on the MAESTRO for urgent rescue

From Gear In Use: Technical Rescue ~ 5.1 Drop loop haul on the MAESTRO for urgent rescue In certain cases of extreme urgency requiring a very rapid response, the rescuer can access the victim by descending on one rope. Once the emergency has been addressed, upward evacuation can be done…
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