Tag: Response

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE: Rope Access Rescue VS Backcountry High Angle Rescue Techniques

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
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Webinar Description:
Though many rural or wilderness first responders may not realize it, industrial rope access is likely going on in their back yard. The popularity of rope access as a means to access hard-to-reach and remote at-height work sites like dams, bridges, highway rock scaling projects and ridge-top cell towers has exploded in recent years. There are now thousands of Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) certified rope techs working in the U.S., and often their job sites are miles outside the jurisdictions of the urban municipal departments who train for industrial high angle rescue.

Though these rope access techs are trained to rescue themselves in the event of an accident or emergency, what happens if they are unable to do so? Could your rural or wilderness SAR agency safely and efficiently perform what used to be thought of as an industrial rescue? Just what is rope access anyway, and how do rope access technicians perform high angle rescues? This presentation will answer these questions and many others by comparing and contrasting the techniques and gear employed by rope access technicians versus those of the backcountry rescuer when doing a one-on-one pickoff-type rescue of a suspended rope access worker.

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Ready for Rescue? A Primer on Preparation

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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Webinar Description:
Thousands of people are working at height every day. Anyone participating in activity at height has a potential to fall. Does your workplace Emergency Action Plan include preparation for rescue from your most challenging locations? Incidents that are a reasonably foreseeable possibility should warrant a realistic response plan. Employers, safety managers, and workers will all benefit from this presentation, which will address the key aspects of developing a rescue/response plan, selecting appropriate rescue equipment, and training designated employees accordingly.

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ACCT 2012 – Ready for Rescue? – A Primer on Preparation

Monday, February 13th, 2012
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This presentation was given at the Association for Challenge Course Technology 2012 Conference held February 9-12, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.


In-House Emergency Response

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
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Webinar Description:
Robert Gowder will be presenting PMI’s latest webinar on “In-House Emergency Response”. This webinar will focus on how to best prepare workers – not professional rescuers – for post fall rescue and retrieval. Emphasizing “P.R.E. planning”, the presentation will cover Personnel, Rescue and Equipment on the jobsite. Robert is PMI’s Account Manager for the Northern United States.

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VPPAC.ORG Conference – Emergency Planning and Post-Fall Rescue

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
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This presentation was given at the VPPAC.ORG converence in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 4, 2010.