This course will prepare students to safely execute a high angle rescue using various rescue techniques. Students will perform rescue attempts using the proper equipment and following the safety procedures.
Hours: 24 (Lecture Hours: 12; Field Experience Hours: 12)
Total Weeks: 1
- Technology of High Angle Rescue - procedures, recognized practices and an overview of the technology used. 4 hours
- Equipment - introduction to the equipment used to rescue workers from elevated locations. 3 hours
- Rescue Techniques - an overview of the various rescue procedures with hands-on practice. 6 hours
- Knots - training in the use of knots for rescuing people. 2 hours
- Anchoring - training in anchoring techniques. 2 hours
- Evacuation/pick off - training for emergency evacuation procedures for elevated locations. 2 hours
- Vertical lowering - the safe lowering of injured workers from elevated locations. 2 hours
- Hauling systems - training in the use of hauling systems for removing people from accident sites. 2 hours
- Belaying and rappelling - training in the use of belaying and rappelling techniques and equipment. 3 hours
Students will be able to assess and safely execute a rescue situation based on the strategies taught and practiced within the classroom.
Passing Grade: 70% (written), Pass/Fail (practical)
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.