Rigging Lab Courses – Enrollment Schedule
Length: 5 Days
September 15 - September 19
Enrollment status: Open
Prerequisite: This course is aimed at rescuers/technicians who are well versed in rope gear, techniques and terminology. Attendees should possess a health and fitness level commensurate with the rigors of rope work.
Course Description: This is the original Rigging Physics 1 course, upgraded and enhanced with two more days of class time. This course is designed to give the participant a working base of knowledge in those misunderstood areas of force multipliers and rigging physics that are applicable to modern efficient rope rescue. Included in this course are interactive, hands-on classroom presentations, with the main focus on field application of friction coefficients, tension & compression, fall factors/impact force, and resultant forces.
Daily Start Time: Course attendance begins, daily, at 8:00 A.M.
Certificate of Completion: Upon successful completion of course, student will receive a certificate of completion. Certificates awarded for this course carry no expiration date.
Bend, Oregon, USA
This course takes place at the Rescue Response Gear training facility in Sisters, Oregon in the Rigging Lab. This location is conveniently serviced by four commercial airports.
The instructor for this course is Richard Delaney of Rope Lab and proprietor of the Facebook page "Rope Test Lab".
This course is an intensive schedule mixing classroom and many hours of in-harness time. Participants are expected to be on-site for 8-10 hours each day.
The course tuition does not cover accommodations (discounted hotels are nearby), meals or technical gear needed for student participation.
Participant Equipment Requirements:
Rigging Physics (Technician Level)
Participant Equipment Requirements
- Personal Protective Equipment, including:
- Helmet (w/chin strap)
- Rappel/rigging gloves
- Minimum NFPA class 2 (class 3 is preferred) or equivalent harness
- Appropriate Shoes for wilderness locations (no running or tennis shoes)
- Appropriate clothing for wilderness locations and current weather conditions
- Rigging Gear, including:
- Descent device
- At least six rescue carabiners, NFPA L rated, or equivalent
- Self-belay device, i.e., Shunt or ASAP
- Mini-haul system/Set of Fours/AZTEK
- Other Course Equipment options:
- Participants are encouraged to bring any gear they may want to test/evaluate or simply present to the other participants.
Course Registration: Contact Us
All courses are also available on a contract basis. Please contact us to arrange custom dates.
Course Enrollee's Right to Cancel:
Enrollee may cancel a course at any time. If cancelled 31 or more days before the starting date of the course Rescue Response Gear will refund the amount the enrollee has previously paid toward course tuition minus a $50.00 enrollment fee. In this case Enrollee can inquire about possible transfer of tuition paid to another Rescue Response Gear course held within one year of the date of the original course. Tuition paid by Enrollees cancelling enrollment in a course 1 to 30 days before the starting date of the course or during the duration of the course is non-refundable. In this case Enrollee can inquire about possible substitution in the course by another qualified enrollee to participate in the original Enrollee's place.
Rescue Response Gear's Right To Cancel:
Rescue Response Gear retains the right to cancel a course at any time should circumstances dictate doing so. Conducting rope training courses requires a minimum number of students. Conditions beyond the control of Rescue Response Gear such as weather and/or other safety related conditions could require cancellation of the course by Rescue Response Gear. Please keep this in mind when making course related commitments such as airline, hotel and car reservations and other preparations. Rescue Response Gear is not responsible for reimbursement of any such charges. In the event of a course cancellation Rescue Response Gear will provide notification to enrolled students as early as is possible. For your protection we recommend you look into trip cancellation insurance coverage with your insurance agent or with the providers you book travel arrangements & accommodations with.