For when it really matters
We operate a unique system of training courses that are student-centric and outcome driven
Hands on learning
We give time for the students to learn, grow there knowledge and confidence and practice their skills in a hands on environment.
In the end, the student is able to undertake the tasks to a high level and perform when under pressure.
Foundation Rope Rescue
This practical skills course develops core foundation skills for basic rope rescue skills for operating in low angle environments.
Day 1: This practical skills course develops core foundation skills for basic rope rescue skills for operating in low angle environments. This course has a focus on developing core knot skills, selecting and building suitable anchor systems, the use of personal edge kits and the packaging and transport of patients in stretchers over moderate terrain. Risk management and safety in rope rescue operations are emphasized.
Day 2: In addition to the Foundation Rope Skills above you need some additional skills for the moderate terrain. Moderate terrain could be steep embankments, slopes, road-sides and gulleys. So why not add a second day so to include lowering, raising, belaying, redirects and more practical scenarios.
Personal Rope Skills
This course is designed to develop the skills of individuals who respond to rope rescue incidents.
It includes care of equipment for rope rescue, establish simple fixed (load sharing) anchors to support a rope rescue system, perform double line rope rescue techniques to access, assess and stabilise a patient in a high angle environment, establishing 2 person anchors to support a rope rescue system, carry out descent and ascent based techniques (knot pass) and perform descender based pickoff rescue to evacuate a patient from high angle environment .
Vertical Rope Skills Rescue
The Vertical Rope Rescue course is designed to advance the skills of the individual and focus on the development of team-based rescue techniques.
The Vertical Rope Rescue course is designed to advance the skills of the individual and focus on the development of team-based rescue techniques. This includes demonstrate knowledge of equipment for specialist rope rescue, prepare and rig a stretcher for high angle use, using double line technique, perform specialist rope rescue techniques to recover patient using raising and lowering.
Frequently Asked Questions
- We come to your location which means we train in context with your environment. This also makes the course ultimately cheaper as there is usually less logistical expense and travel time for your staff. As part of the course the course host organisation needs to provide the venues.
Pre-course work to be completed.
Background experience is required that ensures safety in the operating environments is needed.
For rope and heights courses: participants should ensure they do not suffer from vertigo (dizziness at heights) or acrophobia (fear of heights).
Participants should have sound English language skills sufficient to read and write so that evidence can be recorded into field notes.
Participants should also be able to demonstrate basic interpersonal and communication skills.
Prerequisites are listed on a course by course basis.
Generally, we expect all personal equipment to be supplied by the host organisation. This has a dual benefit of training with equipment that you will be using on the job and keeps the cost down from shipping our gear around.
We can discuss the personal and team equipment needs on your application for the course. We can supplement your team equipment if required.