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Who is taking rigging to the next level?

So who is taking this industry to the next level?  Manufacturers?  Riggers? Trainers? Who? So this might offend some and others may agree… still others may not have even thought about this.  Having watched Valley Uprising for the umpteenth time, I am simply flabbergasted at how the levels keep getting raised. Now I am not …

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Advanced Rigging Physics: Equipment Trailer with Richard Delaney

This course takes a detailed look at the equipment used by the roping technician. It applies the language and understanding of the first course (Advanced Rigging Physics – Physics for Roping Technicians 1: Vectors & Mechanical Advantage) to connectors, cordage, knots and the way forces are absorbed during falls. Finally, there is a discussion about …

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Advanced Rigging Physics: Vectors & Mechanical Advantage (Trailer)-Richard Delaney

  This course covers the basic physics that apply to roping systems. This course should enable technicians to develop a deeper understanding and sound approach to problem solving. Considering force and tension as vectors and finding creative ways to apply these in the field makes it so much easier to define resultants and calculate mechanical …

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Rescue Rope-Based Rigging Concepts: A book review

Rescue Rope-Based Rigging Concepts… A new book by Steve Crandall.  At first glance I see Images, Content and a Warning sign!  A warning sign? Because books are not intended to be used in place of active proficient practice. Steve’s insight on the subject of rope rescue, rigging and intellectual concepts of physics, breathes life into the …

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Break-bar Rack, Figure 8 or Petzl I’d? Which do I buy?

I get this question asked in a lot of ways.  All though in many ways, this is really a no-brainer.  In other ways, it becomes complicated. The no-brainer is answering the question from a logical standpoint.  Ease of use. Does it have more than one use?  Cost per use over time (amortization).   The complicated …

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Controlling the victim’s ZIGZAG from a distance

Controlling the victim’s ZIGZAG from a distance In case of a fall where the worker loses consciousness or is incapacitated, inert suspension in the harness presents a mortal danger requiring urgent treatment. The arborist must be capable of quickly evacuating an injured team-mate, without assistance. The goal of this document is not to cover rescue …

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Raise | Skate | Lower Ground Based Tower Rescue Technique for Tower Workers

Raise / Skate / Lower Ground Based Tower Rescue Technique for Tower Workers | Tower Rescue Training Videos Videos & dvds on safety, techniques, procedures, high angle, equipment, harnesses and gear. Some classes and courses available. Products in some videos include: Petzl, Sterling Rope, Traverse Rescue, PMI, Yates, Gear, CMC Rescue, ropes, harnesses, aluminum auto-lock …

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Caving Rescue & Confined Spaces, PART 1 CASE FILE N.013 RESCUE RESPONSE TEAM | Block and Tackle

Part 1 of this High Definition video of two boys exploring a cave is sure to grab your attention. One boy falls into a cave. The Rescue Response Team responds and employs rope rescue gear and rescue techniques to successfully lower a medic to attend to the injured boy. They then raise the boy up …

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