Services for Industrial Rescue Workshop
The Industrial Rescue Workshop is an in-depth, hands-on course, emphasizing structural rescue from difficult locations in an industrial setting and above ground tower environment. This year, the US Bureau of Reclamation is hosting the IRW after having completed RTR on-site rope rescue team and rope access team training in 2003/04.This USBR dam on the Columbia River in central Washington is the largest hydro facility in the US and offers an impressive venue for this program that should not be missed! Grand Coulee Dam and power house are a labyrinth of passageways and tunnels where students can appreciate the scope of rescue work in ultra-industrial and confined space locations. The workshop will differ from other RTR rescue programs in that it will concentrate on both bottom up and top down rescue scenarios (Generally rescue courses concentrate on one or the other). Also, the IRW will employ minimalist approaches to both solo and team-based rescues of individuals using only the AZTEK kit. The workshop shows how effective rescues can be efficiently performed without wheelbarrows of heavy and cumbersome equipment.
The IRW addresses important distinctions with both structure-based and ground-based rescue techniques then moves on into in-depth orientation on climbing to a victim above. The IRW also features recently completed DVD support form the Highline Production training materials "TOWER RESCUE for EMERGENCY RESPONDERS".
Before the rescue section begins, students learn several ways of safely climbing a structure using time-tested climbing methods, rest positions, and tips for route strategy. All climbing is taught with first-up fall protection and established self belay lines for all subsequent climbers on the structure.
IRW key points:
* Awareness orientation on different types of towers
* Methods of climbing with fall protection:
* Emergencies associated with structures
* Structure size-up
* Tower types and awareness
* Electrical power transmission towers and hazards
* Rescue options (team or solo)
* Extreme tower rescue (>150 ft.)
* Climbing exposure assessment
* Minimum tower rescue essentials
* Medical considerations & patient assessment
* Patient packaging while hanging
* Patient extrication using litter scoop and LSP Halfback®
* Conductor or aerial cable rescue
* Ground-based versus structure-based tower rescues
* Electrical grounding hazards
* Radio frequency hazards
* Much more...