Wilderness Vertical Rescue – ITRA Rope Responder 1

Safety Access & Rescue is constantly trying to stay ahead of the curve & be a market leading training provider. Now for 2020 we have completely revised our Wilderness Vertical Rescue course format by adopting the International Technical Rescue Association (or ITRA) system. SAR is one of a handful of ITRA training providers in Australia with two ITRA Level 3 instructors.

The three day Rope Responder 1 course is the introduction into rope rescue. We start from scratch, training students in the fundamental skills required of a rope rescue responder in a wilderness or mountain environment. We provide all the required equipment & make use of some very spectacular & challenging training locations. Basic ropework, anchors, personal vertical mobility, raising & lowering systems, rescue belays and working with a litter make up the bulk of this busy three days.

Course Outline
Some of the specific competencies include:-

  • Introduction to ITRA
  • Rope rescue hazard identification and management
  • Basic knots & equipment for rope rescue (including technical equipment inventories and maintenance procedures)
  • General rescue communications including radios, whistles and hand signals
  • Independent belay/safety systems for rescue loads
  • Safety systems and protocols for rope rescue (safety officer, checking procedures etc)
  • Protection of rope systems (edge protection, hazard avoidance)
  • Selection and construction of single & multi point point anchors
  • Edge lines and/or work positioning systems
  • Personal ascending, descending and on rope self rescue
  • Select, construct and operate lowering system – low angle
  • Select, construct and operate raising system (mechanical advantage) – low angle
  • Patient packaging into litter/stretcher, preparing litter/stretcher for low angle evacuation & litter attendant rigging and operation
  • Rope rescue medical considerations (suspension trauma, vertigo etc)

Successful students will receive an ITRA Record of Learning certificate. The QR code on this certificate allows students to become regular members of ITRA if they choose to.

Our next scheduled Wilderness Vertical Rescue – ITRA Rope Responder 1 course is set for Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd June 2020. Please add the course to your cart below to reserve your place on this course or if you would like more information just contact us.

     

$690.00

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Course Outcome
Successful students will receive an ITRA Record of Learning certificate. The QR code on this certificate allows students to become regular members of ITRA if they choose to.

Course Pre-Requisites and Participant Preparedness
Attending participants need to have some roping experience prior to enrolling in this course. The course itself is relatively strenuous and involves a number of intensive scenarios. Participants should be prepared to carry moderate loads into a number of escarpment locations and be self sufficient in regards to adverse weather clothing, food and water.

Course Inclusions
Participants are welcome to bring their own gear, but any rescue equipment/PPE required to complete the course is supplied
A student course book
An ITRA statement of learning

Course Exclusions
Meals and accommodation
Participant Travel

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