General Rigging

Gear Used In An English and Norwegian Reeving System – Overview

Gear Used In An English and Norwegian Reeving System – Overview You can use Reeves Systems on tripods, artificial high directional devices, or tension lines. These are great systems to keep rescuers out of the hazard zone, whether it be a limited rigging area where there’s a danger of a fall hazard, or whether that …

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General Rescue Principles

Excerpt from Gear In Use 2: Technical Rescue Inert suspension in a harness, even for a short time, can cause serious physiological harm. In case of an accident, it is important to intervene quickly with the appropriate technique. Self-rescue On sites where the main access could be cut off by fire, people must be ready …

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Sterling Bound Loop Prusiks in Rescue AZ Tri-Bridle Litter Rigging

Sterling Bound Loop Prusiks in Rescue Litter Rigging   Hi, I’m Matt Hunt, the Work Market Manager here at Sterling, and we wanted to talk to you a little bit about our Litter Rigging System, which incorporates two pieces, the head end litter spider, and also the bearer tie-in, or the foot end. So what …

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CMC Pro CSR2 Pulley System ~ Worth Another Look

The patented locking mechanism in our updated CSR2 Pulley is easy to release under load, creating much greater efficiency with the lowering and raising necessary to a confined space rescue. The machined aluminum swivels at both ends of the system eliminate any potential twisting of the lines. This system is also an excellent choice for …

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Comparison between MAESTRO and I’D for a rescue using twin tensioned haul lines

Excerpt from Gear In Use 2: Technical Rescue MAESTRO and I’D allow for efficient hauling, releasing the lock at any time, and a controlled lower of the load. The two devices have different ergonomics and different specifications (working load and efficiency). Hauling The MAESTRO’s efficiency enables the effective use of simple pulley systems. If a …

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NOT A SINGLE PRUSIK IN THE SYSTEM

This is a repost from Petzl. These folks have it right! NOT A SINGLE PRUSIK IN THE SYSTEM Why one Utah SAR team transitioned to the MAESTRO SEPTEMBER 29 2020 ON-SITE RESCUE “Give us thirty seconds,” said Utah County Search and Rescue Incident Commander, Jared Hansen. Thirty seconds to transition from a raise to a …

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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 normally set up over a …

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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 on the rescue scene. The …

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Marginal Anchors | Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems Vol. 2

Marginal anchors in theory create a force out of many, but how should we present this diverse and sometimes controversial concept of anchor construction?  This is an introduction to multiple back-ties and projecting the power of substantial anchors to a single focal point. Marginal anchors are generally considered independent anchors points that would not support …

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Bombproof Anchors | Anchor Considerations in Rope Rescue and Rigging

Excerpt from Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems Vol. 2 Segment 2 What is a bombproof anchor and what are some methods of rigging anchors? Bombproof anchors can hold it all… but does this principle apply in high directional anchors such as tripods, “A” frames, and gin poles? Questions of this nature are addressed in …

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