Technical Rope Workshop

Knots and Rigging
Provides continuing education for NFPA 1006 Technicians and 1910.146 Rescue Teams

This 4 hour training program combines lecture, discussion, and hands-on to demonstrate techniques and methods to ensure rescuer competency and proficiency. 

Students shall have completed initial training as a Technical Rescuer (Rescue Technician I or II, Industrial Rescue, Rope Ops, etc.) and a basic understanding of rescue knots – we will refresh and learn new concepts. All students will take part in a final rescue scenario utilizing knot and rigging skills discussed during class.

Course Overview

Safety Training Services, Inc. presents a Technical Rope Workshop – Knots and Rigging. This hands-on course will refresh rescuers on knots, rigging, and the practical application of each as they apply to given rescue situation. Advanced rigging concepts will be practiced through a variety of technically demanding rescues.  Teamwork, situational awareness, and critical thinking skills are emphasized in all aspects of this course. After attending this class participants will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in tying and utilizing knots as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in configuring acceptable anchor points.
  • Understand the dynamics of critical angles and forces involved.

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Training Materials: Ropes, rigging equipment, and rescue gear will be utilized during this course. A limited number of harnesses and PPE will be available. Students are strongly encouraged to bring and wear equipment used by their own rescue team. A class III Rescue harness, hard hat or rescue helmet (no fire helmets), and safety glasses, long pants and sturdy work boots are required to participate in hands-on exercises. Successful completion will result in a certificate for four hours of continuing education.