OUT OF THE PLUMB LINE – HIGHLINES AND TENSIONED ROPE RESCUE SYSTEMS

Out of the plum line: highlines and tensioned rope rescue systems - Petzl Technical InstituteUnderstanding and constructing highline systems, tensioned rope adjuncts, offsets and working outside of the plumb line for rope rescue.

Objectives:

  • Explore the use of highlines, offsets, and other tensioned adjunct systems in rope-based rescue.
  • Enhance the rope rescue technician’s capabilities and broaden their understanding of tensioned rope systems.

Content:

  • Rope rescue safety practices.
  • Force vector analysis.
  • Pre and post tension calculations.
  • Advanced anchoring principles and rigging.
  • Kootenay highline systems.
  • Drooping highlines and reeving systems.
  • Tensioned adjuncts and Offset systems.
  • Sloping, steep angle and horizontal highline rigging.

Audience:

  • Fire service, wilderness, and industrial Rope Rescue Technicians.
  • Rescue professionals and trainers.
  • Advanced rope access and tower workers.