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Powered Winches and Tripods

Powered Winches and Tripods   We are seeing an interesting collision of techniques: Standard triangular pyramid tripods used for confined space rescue Asymmetrical multi-pods used for technical rope rescue and rope access Powered winches   Confined space operators have long been using symmetrical tripods with frame-mounted manual winches. These are…

The Human Element of Online Learning

I thought I would jot a few ideas pertaining to online learning and some of the thoughts from our membership.  During these last few months, more and more teams and organizations have taken advantage of Rigging Lab Academy’s library and positioning in the field of rescue and rigging.  I have…

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…

Understanding and Using ClimbTech’s Removable Anchor Bolts

Hi, my name’s Martin Barnett. Today we’re going to talk about removable bolts or RBs. This is a removable bolt from PMI that is half-inch and it has a minimum breaking strength of 12 kilonewtons. The largest size is three-quarter inch has a minimum breaking strength of 5,000 pounds or…

Petzl Coeur Pulse Removable Anchor System

  Petzl Coeur Pulse Removable Anchor System   Okay. So we’re here just this morning to talk about the Coeur Pulse removable anchor and its installation. There are a few things we need to be careful of in order to attain maximum pullout strength. Any poor installation could result in…

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…
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