A directional anchor is typically a pulley that allows us to redirect a rope; this can be elevated as in a high directional, or low as a simple redirect, or anywhere in between. When we want a directional pulley to be adjustable, we add some mechanical advantage influence that allow us to make the directional pulley dynamic (movable). This is a common need for gaps that are too large to get a tripod over or some other form of high directional. Simply put, a dynamic directional allows us to rig a directional pulley out and over a gap where other options are limited.
Rescue Response Gear’s Rigging Lab has started this week with another great class… NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician Course. Dynamic Directionals are a small part of this comprehensive hands-on technician course. We have folks from all over the country stopping by “little ole” Sisters Oregon to take the course. Pat Rhodes, considered one of the best instructors in the country, has a brand new and highly sought after curiculum. Make sure you yourself signed up for the next course.
For more information on the following courses; Horizontal Rigging, NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue Technician, Rigging Physics, Confined Space Entry and Rescue or to have a custom course brought to your area, contact us at www.rescueresponse.com or 888-600-9116.