Equipment

Knowledge is not left behind… though equipment can be.

Rope rescue hardware is designed to function as part of a system.  It must be used with properly selected and sized rope, webbing and other components compatible with the rescue scenario. The hardware must also be used within its safe working load limits and manufacturer’s instructions. Most hardware has not been tested to failure, so …

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW PETZL PULLEYS & WHY YOUR TEAM WILL WANT THEM

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW PETZL PULLEYS & WHY YOUR TEAM WILL WANT THEM After the SPIN L1 models last year, in 2022, the range of pulleys continues to expand with the arrival of the SPIN S1 and the SPIN S1 OPEN. And of course we can’t forget the REEVE, a combination …

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How To Use The Petzl Reeve Carriage Pulley: Reeving Highlines

THE PETZL REEVE IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!!! Let’s take a look at the Petzl REEVE carriage pulley and some of its common uses. The REEVE is made from two high-efficiency pulleys mounted onto a rigging plate. This design simplifies setting up rescue systems on a highline by reducing the amount of equipment needed as well as …

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Pulley system efficiency tests with MAESTRO, I’D S, PRO TRAXION, ROLLCLIP…

There can be a big difference between the theoretical efficiency of a pulley system and its actual efficiency. Here are test results from the Petzl lab. From Gear In Use 4: Rope Access and Confined Space 1. Efficiency depending on the device used at the head of the system. The force required to raise a …

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Two MAESTRO, I’D or RIG (used in parallel by a single operator)

The MAESTRO, I’D or RIG descenders can be used in parallel in rescue situations, mainly with long rope lengths and smaller rescue teams. This technique enables a single user to simultaneously operate two devices.   Advantages Even sharing of the load on the descenders Reduced potential extension of the system, in case one of the …

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Highline Overview: A Case Study

Highline Overview: A Case Study Being prepared (prepped), is not an option in the field of rescue nor in the field of rigging for rescue. It’s THE key to either locking up or unlocking opportunities and options. Not being appropriately prepared is a leading cause of failure. NFPA 1670 stated the following: “The AHJ shall …

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Petzl Rescue Solutions And Petzl Technical Institute – The Spin Pulley Series Part 3

Okay. We’re here with Davis County search and rescue. We have a training scenario and we have some… A little bit of snow today. We have an injured hiker that’s fallen over the edge of this cliff here. We’re going to send a rescuer over the edge on a two-tension rope system. We’re using a …

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Petzl Rescue Solutions And Petzl Technical Institute – The Spin Pulley Series – Part 2

In recent years, compact, lightweight pulleys have been used in tree care, tower work, construction, technical rescue, and a host of other applications. As you can see over the years, a variety of different designs and features have been developed, but for technical rescuers who have to rig life safety loads, the openable swivel pulley …

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