Rigging Lab Academy Courses

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Arbor: Work At Height

Climbing systems we view as “safe” are only safe if we apply them correctly. Learn the ins and outs of the Moving Rope System (MRS), Stationary Rope System (SRS), and more.

Cave Rescue (Small Party Assisted) Single Rope Pickoffs

This course, designed primarily around pickoffs (counterweight, diminishing loop, and direct haul), has one main goal: to help you get the patient to safety.

Tower Rescue Technician

Walk through the various elements of what it takes to become fully equipped to carry out the demanding types of high angle rescues.

Force Multipliers

It’s no secret that there are many aspects to rigging theory. Join us as we dive into the world of vectors, scalars, and values.

Elevated Anchor Systems

Learn about rope systems and their various parts and components in the exclusive Elevated Anchor Systems course.

Midwall Pickoffs

Learn the ins and outs of Solo and Team Based Rescues, rope access, pickoffs, caving, and more inside this exclusive course. 

Horizontal Systems

Dramatically increase your knowledge of taglines, dynamic directions, highlines, and other must-know areas of horizontal systems.

Knot Craft

This course will walk you through the most appropriate knots, bends, and hitches for the job at hand.

Equipment

Join us for an ever-expanding portrayal of not just gear and equipment, but gear and equipment in use.

Anchors

Learn the ins and outs of one of the most critical components of any rope rescue: anchors.

Mechanical Advantage Theory

Get an overview of what mechanical advantage theory is, how it works, and how it can be applied on the field.

Mainline Systems

Get an inside look at what mechanical advantage theory is, how it works, and how it can be applied on the field.

Litter Operations

Learn how to create litters that are strong, rigid, and adaptable to many different applications.

Personal Skills

Learn must-know skills on rappelling, ascending fixed lines, single body belay techniques, pick off skills, and rope management.

Belay Systems

Join us as we examine both team and solo rescues, traditional belays, and lowering systems.

Rescue & Rigging Field Guide Series: Awareness

The first of three, this course dives into the knowledge and perception of rescue and rigging.

Rescue & Rigging Field Guide Series: Operations

The second of three, this course dives into everyday operations as it relates to rescue and rigging.

Rescue & Rigging Field Guide Series: Technician

The third and final course available in the 3-part Rescue & Rigging Field Guide Series.

Traditional & Removable Bolt Placement

Learn the how, why and where to properly place removable bolts and anchors.

Introduction to the Harken Riggers Winch

Learn the major benefits of using the Harken Riggers Winch in rigging and rescue operations.

Highline Sections

Get an inside look at how to navigate the maze of pre-planning a rescue at a very busy climbing area.

Gin Poles

Learn the major benefits of using the Harken Riggers Winch in rigging and rescue operations.

Industrial Rescue After a Fall: TowerPack™ Rescue Solution by PMI

Learn about components such as self-escape, solo rescue, two-person rescue, companion rescue, and more.

Tower Rescue for Emergency Responders

Specifically designed for fire services, this course dives into a variety of hazards involved in the discipline.

Tower Rescue for Tower Workers

Increase your knowledge of climbing, fall protection, structure & ground based rescues, and more.

Edge Safety in Search and Rescue

Get an awareness view of the current problems we’re seeing with edge safety in Search and Rescue as well as possible solutions to consider. 

Foundations & Concepts of Slackline Rigging 1: More Than Just an Introduction

Learn the applications of basic, primitive, and ratchet systems as well as materials used. 

Foundations & Concepts of Slackline Rigging 2: Tricklines & Longlining

This course covers longline and trickline systems, pulley and mechanical advantage systems, force vectors, and more. 

Foundations & Concepts of Slackline Rigging 3: Highlining

Learn the ins and outs of highlining, anchors, ethics, tensioning systems, and more.

Knots, Bends & Hitches

In the true spirit of the art of knot craft, we thought that defining knots deserved a little more credit than just “intertwined rope”. 

Conversations in Rigging

Created by Richard Delaney, this course brings essential rigging concepts into discussion.

Advanced Rigging Physics 1: Vectors & Mechanical Advantage

This course enables technicians to develop a deeper understanding and a sound approach to problem solving.

Elements of Rigging

We caught up with Pat Rhodes to find out what makes up the elements of rigging.

Advanced Rigging Physics 2: Equipment

This course takes a detailed look at the equipment used by the roping technician.

Advanced Rigging Physics 3: Friction

Learn the basic “rules of thumb” that enable us to put numbers to friction and, in turn, make sound decisions about how to work with it.

Arbor & Tree Climbing Basics

We caught up with Dan Oliver to learn the essential elements of Arbor and tree climbing.

The Rope Access Project: SPRAT Certification Level 1

The first level of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) certification that professionally certifies a rope access technician.

The Rope Access Project: SPRAT Certification Primer Level 2

The second level of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) certification that professionally certifies a rope access technician.

The Rope Access Project: SPRAT Certification Primer Level 3

The third level of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) certification that professionally certifies a rope access technician.

Canyoneering: Anchors & Rigging Systems

Learn foundational skills for canyoneering anchor and rigging systems with Rich Carlson.

Rigging Physics II

Learn solid rules of thumb that can be carried into any rigging environment.

Smooth & Simple Rigging: Anchoring

Inside this course, Trask Bradbury brings a new concept for safe and simple rigging.

Smooth & Simple Rigging: Twin Highline

Inside this course, Trask Bradbury brings a new concept for safe and simple rigging.

Horizontal Rigging 1: Single Trackline Highlines

Enroll now and dive into the basics of single trackline highlines.

Horizontal Rigging 2: Twin Bundle / Dual Trackline

Learn invaluable material on twin bundles, dual trackline highlines, & more.

Horizontal Rigging 3: Major Taglines / 2 Rope Offsets

Master concepts pertaining to major taglines, 2 rope offsets, and more.

Basic Litter Handling

This mini-course is a start to finish inside look at what handlers must “know before they go.”

Harken Riggers & LokHead Winch Mini-Course

In this mini-course, we’ll be examining two systems of winches: the standard Riggers Winch and the LokHead Riggers Winch.
Search and Rescue Mini-Course - Rigging Lab Academy

Search and Rescue Mini Course

A complimentary mini-course designed with Search and Rescue professionals in mind.

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