Rope Rescue Supervisor

Recommended For

Persons required to take charge of rope systems or to assist in Rope Rescue Operations. Designed for unit leaders of Specialist Rescue Teams to become operationally aware of situations and build solutions into problem areas with safety margins in place.

Course Objective

To be able to introduce a safe system of work into a Rescue situation.
To become competent in leading specialist unit members and manage complex rescue systems. To become competent to lead stretcher movements and casualty management rope systems. To understand legal requirements and emergency procedures within a Specialist Rescue Unit.

Course Content

The Working at Height Regulations 2005.
Safe systems of work.
Methods of fall protection.
Existing Safe Working platforms.
Anchor identification and selection.
Movement on rope systems – Ascending/Descending, Passing knots, Rope to rope transfer, Passing deviations.
Fixed and mobile aid climbing, Passing re-belays.
Fall arrest methods and understanding of suspension intolerance.
Problem solving for Rope Systems on the incident ground, passing knots through devices.
Casualty management and movement using stretcher and ‘C’ Spine immobilisation. Risk assessing, identifying hazards and planning the work task.
Leader responsibilities on the incident ground.
Implementing incident plan dynamically throughout the task.
Inspection care and maintenance.

Skill Base

Taking charge of Unit Members safety systems and PPE checks.
Understanding practically the use of the energy absorbing lanyards.
Fitting and use of work positioning equipment.
Correct use of PPE anchors and anchor systems including belay loading limits.
Use of work restraint systems to gain access to exposed edges.
Ability to access all areas on rope systems.
Pulley systems and mechanical advantage systems.
Friction factors.
Twin line cableways, construction and use of English Reeve.
Tensioned rope systems and horizontal movement of stretchers.
Stretcher attendants and connections.
Incident ground management.
Control of the incident scene and equipment management.

Course Requirements

Candidates must show current competence in Operators procedures or produce documentation to show skill level able to undertake the supervisors course.

Medical Requirements

A signed Reax statement of medical fitness to be signed prior to the commencement of the course. A reasonable level of fitness will be required to complete the practical element of this course.

Course Information

Valid for: 3 Years
Duration: 5 Day
Ratio: 1:6
Assessment: Practical & Written