Mainline Systems and Operations

Confined Space Rescue Split 4:1 Raise

Excerpt Taken From Rigging Lab Academy’s ~ Confined Space Rescue: Technician course Confined Space Rescue Split 4:1 Introduction With the introduction of Petzl Grillons, AZTEKs, and other small mechanical advantage devices, a lot of people don’t use a rig split 4:1 anymore. If you don’t have access to a Grillon or small mechanical advantage systems …

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8 Defined Rescue Rigging Systems That Will Astonish The Entire Team… By Using Well Define Processes

When we developed ideas into courses, we considered many things.  Yes, we went through the SWOT analysis as well. Know this will get you What, Where, When, and How! Strengths Opportunities Weaknesses Threats I will let you reference this, however we went through all  4 elements before we engineered, designed, went to production and released …

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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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Floating the Litter Using an A-Frame and Gin Pole Trackline

Steep angle litter work can be about as difficult as any high angle rescue. The main reason is that the litter attendants will have to pick and choose the terrain while still maintaining patient contact and visual. This isn’t always doable and often teams are working with minimal personnel so choosing a system that works …

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Drop loop haul on the MAESTRO for urgent rescue

From Gear In Use: Technical Rescue ~ 5.1 Drop loop haul on the MAESTRO for urgent rescue In certain cases of extreme urgency requiring a very rapid response, the rescuer can access the victim by descending on one rope. Once the emergency has been addressed, upward evacuation can be done at a “normal” level of …

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

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 effective use of simple pulley systems. If a complex pulley system is needed to increase efficiency, it …

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An Introduction to Twin Highline Systems In The Work Access Environment

Force Vectors In general, the greater the angle between two anchor points, the greater the stress will be on those anchors. It must be the goal of the technician to minimize all angles in a manner that will still accomplish the job at hand. The kind of stress that will be required of the horizontal …

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Team Rescue Techniques For Hauling and Lowering

Excerpt from Gear In Use 2: Techncial Rescue All maneuvers must be done on two independent rope systems. These two systems can work in parallel (two haul lines) or separately (work rope and belay rope).   Gear Within This Learning Lesson Petzl Maestro Petzl Jag System Petzl RollClip Petzl Rescucender  1. Examples of hauling with …

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Elements of a Tripod (English) Reeve

Excerpts from Rigging Lab Academy’s ~ Confined Space Rescue: Technician Tripod (English) Reeve Overview We can get into situations where either because the products that are coming out of the space are some sort of Ethyl Methyl death (where you don’t want a lot of people around the outside of the hole) or the hole …

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