Rigging – Advanced

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Course Outline

Designed for  team members with current practical skills and knowledge of the SMR Rigging Practitioner course, or equivalent knowledge and experience level of technical rescue systems. The programme will update and improve your practical technical rigging  knowledge and skills in the field. This course will provide:

  • Practical skills workshops & scenarios
  • Theoretical training & discussion groups

By the end of the weekend programme you will be able to:

  • Understand advanced hauling techniques
  • Understanding angle theory for tensioned lines
  • Understand a tensioned line rescue system
  • Understand tensioned system language/definitions

Pre-Course Requirements

In order to ensure the smooth running of the course all candidates are asked to ensure they observe the following conditions:

  • Accommodation on a B&B basis is provided  for all course  participants.
  • Participants should provide their own lunch and evening meals for the duration of the course.
  • All participants are requested to ensure they have transport arranged as the course programme will necessitate travel to and from training venues. Where possible we ask course participants to bring a team 4×4 vehicle.
  • For insurance purposes participants are required to sign on with their team prior to course attendance.
  • Sufficient personal equipment is required to enable candidates to operate within a mountainous and crag environment and in all weather conditions for the duration of the course.

For your comfort and safety please ensure you have appropriate personal safety equipment for this course.

In particular, participants  must bring :  Midge net, midge spray, Harness, helmet , team radio + spare battery, personal MR and crag rescue kit.

  • Participants are encouraged to bring technical rescue equipment as used by their own team.  In addition we would encourage participants to bring along copies of any team rigging guidelines so that we can start to share this type of information.
  • Please note; participants need to be prepared to work on steep terrain and cliff/crag environments.

Example Program 

Friday – Evening Programme

Time

Topic

Learning Outcome

Trainers

1900

Course Welcome & Administration

Course programme

Course welcome

1930

 

Lecture: Introduction to suspension systems

All training staff

2015

 

Site Safety and Situational Awareness

Equipment overview

All training staff

2100

 

Social

All

Saturday

Time

Topic

Learning Outcome

Trainers

0830

Course Assembles

Q&A

 

All

0835

 

 

Practical Skills Stations:

a)       Tensioning lines

b)       Load limiting and release systems

c)       Forces and vectors

 

All

1230

Lunch

 

All

1315

 

 

Practical sessions system construction

a)       Guideline

b)       Tyrolean / Highline

 

All

1700

 

Question and answer session

Equipment check

All

Saturday – Evening Session

Time

Topic

Learning Outcome

Trainers

1745

Break

 

2000

 

Interactive session / problem solving

 

All

2100

Finish

All

Sunday

Time

Topic

Learning Outcomes

Trainers

0800

Course Assembles

 

All

 

Practical scenarios

All

1630

Course Finish

 

All

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Scottish Mountain Rescue, formerly known as The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, is a registered Scottish Charity – number SC045003