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Trackline and steep angle litter raise gin-pole as bottom AHD

A-Frame and Gin Pole Trackline with Steep Angle Litter Raise: An Overview of a Dual AHD and Steep Angle Litter Work

Vision, training and rehearsing are purposeful events.  Rarely can someone envision future events without understanding the past as there is no understanding or interpretation without history.  Training involves coaching, education, drills, guidance, discipline and a host of other “things”… in short, “training” can be disastrous if done inappropriately. Rehearsing however is something different.  Rehearsing involves …

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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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Parallel Hauls, Doubled Mechanical Advantage or Not?

Today at Rigging Lab Academy, we’re going to bust this myth that parallel mechanical advantage systems somehow add together and double mechanical advantage. There are arguments out there that two 3:1s side by side pulled on the same load are a 6:1, or two 5:1s are a 10:1. It’s not true, and we’re going to …

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The Basics Of How The Arizona Vortex Works: Part 1

Okay, so we’re just going to talk about the background on why we use the Vortex, so for this demonstration, we’ve taken the rope out of the pulley, the head of the Vortex. In this configuration, assuming that the Vortex is actually not even here, you can see that John is tied into the red …

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Using the Fast Fours for Confined Space Rescue and Fallen Worker Rescue/Recovery: RLA Partner RopeLab

What has happened… a worker has fallen from his working platform. The worker condition is good enough where he is able to assist in his own recovery and rescue. This video was developed over a span of time where Rich took to heart, the process of confined space rescue, fallen worker rescue and simply using …

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Rig-For-Rescue / Suspension Trauma

The Following Article is provided to you by Richard Delaney of RopeTest Lab and who is an Outstanding Course Instructor for Rigging Lab Academy. Rig-For-Rescue  Richard Delaney  April 1, 2018  Free Articles, Free content  1 Comment Suspension Trauma There has been some new research looking at the onset of suspension trauma.  This was presented at the International Commission for …

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Elevated High Directional Mini Series Part 1-The AHD Overview

Mitigating “edge trauma”, as many call it… is likely the most arduous job of any rigger or rope rescue team.  Edge trauma is all about the transition vertical to horizontal terrain (or visa versa).  It is difficult and can be dangerous.  So it is here the vision and strategy of anchoring and positioning the working …

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