Anchors

Anchoring: Focus Floating Guying Concepts

Obviously anchoring as a concept is a huge topic.  The variations in any given anchoring course can range wildly depending on the vision, scope, knowledge and imagination a give team or person has.  Here is what a typical anchoring course would look like.  I have rounded them out to 10 topics. Anchor Points Selection and …

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Litter Hauling Techniques Using Dual Capacity or Twin Tension Rope Systems Part 2

So in this installment of Litter Hauling Techniques Using Dual Capacity or Twin Tension Rope Systems Part 2, I would like to jump into anchor and anchor systems used in a few of the systems we set up here this week.  Neverland has three upper platforms or stages (as we call them) and the lower Ground …

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Industrial Skate Block Trackline System Lower Section (Part 2)

Now we’re down at the bottom end. As I said at the top, we’ve got our red track line and we’ve got our blue skate block. The attachments here, we’ve got a pulley on the track line. Also on the track line we have a mobile fall arrester, a Petzl ASAP. That means worst case, …

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Tower Rescue Ground Control Twin Tension Skate Block

All right, this is the rescue scenario we’re doing right now is called a twin-tension skate block. We have a victim up top, once again, he is a compliant climber. He’s either fallen on his fall arrest device or sitting in his work positioning device, unable to get out of it, and he’s unable to …

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A Confined Space Rig: Anchors, Pulleys And The Haul Field in Rope Rigging Systems

Let’s continue with our pulley discussion. We have here a confined space rig, what I like to call it. It’s unique in that we have a tripod, and anybody who’s been around these things know they’re susceptible to tipping over, so it’s important, if you’re going to do something like this, that you have equal forces …

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Anchors

Anchors: The Underpinning of Everything That Has a System Attached to It

Building an anchor system requires much practice and experience. When dealing with structures, chose anchor points which are part of the inherent structure of the building. This includes columns, beams, anchors for window cleaning equipment, and elevator housings. Avoid corroded metal, weathered stonework, and deteriorated mortar. Avoid using vents, flashing, gutters, and chimneys. When using …

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A Quick Look at a Tower Rescue Tracking Skate Block (Hybrid) System

Earlier in 2018, we had a great time hanging out with the Elevated Safety crew to learn more about (and film) Tower Rescue and what Technicians need to understand.  The result is an amazing course focused primarily on Offset techniques.  This is an excerpt from that course… Tower Rescue Technician. A quick look at a …

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Elevated Anchors – Setting Up For The Resultant

The use of elevated anchors, i.e. high directional anchor systems, is a mandatory requirement of NFPA 1670 for rope technicians. Having said this, it is impossible to discuss one facet of rope rigging and not address all the many other aspects at the same time. A rope system is like a living breathing thing; like …

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Staggering Your Rigging Anchors Increases Efficiency But At What Cost?

Staggering rigging anchors is a perfect way to spread the mechanical advantage system over a broad area, while at the same time, using the area very efficiently.  The goal is to get as much “throw” as possible and to limit resets.   There are numerous ways to do this and these are only two of the …

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High Angle Raise with Vortex Side A-Frame, PART 1 FILE N.015 RESCUE RESPONSE TEAM

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue or known are here as DCSAR is an elite group of unpaid professionals who are comprised of the full-time paid staff assigned to the Special Services Unit, seasonal personnel in the Marine and OHV units, and 120+ dedicated volunteers who answer the call any time of day or …

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