High Angle Rope Rescue Intro

6-8 Hours

Specifically designed for emergency services professionals, the high angle rescue introduction workshop will acquaint the student rescuer to the fundamental safety principles of working with heights. The student rescuer will learn the about the equipment, basic rope skills, and gain valuable hands on experience performing these skills in a mentored environment. Student rescuers will exit this workshop with a solid foundation to build on well preparing them for more advanced techniques.

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Length: 6-8 hours

Required Equipment: CSA approved helmet and safety boots, and utility gloves

Instructor: Experienced High Angle Rescue Professional and Paramedic

Completion Criteria: 100% attendance, demonstrated proficiency on all course topics

Certification: Introduction to High Angle Rescue Techniques certificate


Course topics include:

  • Donning and doffing equipment
  • Knots and types of rope
  • Inspecting equipment for damage and wear
  • Principles of anchoring
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Belay systems
  • Ascending a line
  • Descending a line
  • Switching devices while suspended

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