Grant Prattley, April 2022
We had rigged a tracking line with a 70m offset with a small team of rescuers. We hauled the patient and lots of equipment up the pitch with a larger team. After 24 hours on the go, three rescuers remained at the top of a 110m pitch.
After a quick calculation, I realised we had completed over 1000m of hauling in 24 hours! Then, as we carried over 100kgs of rescue gear out to the entrance, I thought there must be a better way!
What can 1000m of hauling in 24hrs and carrying over 100kgs rescue gear do?
It nearly broke me, but most importantly, it got me thinking and questioning what we do.
First, we must stop and analyse what we need and then act. Contrary to what you might think, the latest rope rescue equipment and high-end techniques will not necessarily help you achieve your goals.
My name is Grant Prattley, and I am the founder of Over The Edge Rescue. We help organisations improve their performance. We provide customised rescue solutions to organisations in New Zealand, Australia, and worldwide.
We find out what you need first and then, working with you, develop a solution.