Practical instructor updates for Rescue 3 instructors took place throughout the conference week.

Rescue 3 instructors can request the passwords for the session notes from the Rescue 3 Europe office.

 

Boat updates


Boat instructors were updated on:


Paddle boat handling

This session increased delegates' paddle boat capability, looking at crewing, effective communications, and steering.

Paddle boat handling session notes


Rescues from boats

This session identified some of the more subtle aspects of performing rescues from powerboats. Highlighting these aspects allows instructors to achieve better results from their students.

Rescues from boats session notes

 

Wrapped boat

Looking at the technical skills required to unpin a boat and also the process of avoidance, management and evacuation.

Wrapped boat session notes


Engine maintenance

Providing instructors with a basic knowledge of dry-land and on-water repairs and maintenance, which can be passed on to their students.

Engine maintenance session notes

 

 

Rope updates

Rope instructors were updated on:


Anchor building workshop

Looking at force distribution in anchor legs, with reference to length and number of strands in service.


Rescue of colleague or student in suspension

Practice and review of techniques to ascend and rescue incapacitated or stuck colleagues, looking at both wilderness and industrial applications.


Force limiting systems

The application of force limiting systems to technical rescue. Looking at static system safety factors and human factors, in both wilderness and industrial applications.

Force Limiting (rope) presentation

 

Water updates


Water instructors were updated on:


Boat on a highline

Aligning the rigging of a boat on a highline with current best practice in force-limiting systems.

Boat on a highline session notes


Throwbagging, tethered swim rescues, and swiftwater swimming

Looking at how instructors present activity briefings, and how those briefings can be structured to achieve specific outcomes in students’ performance.

Throwbagging, tethered swim rescues, and swiftwater swimming session notes

 

Force limiting systems

The application of force limiting systems to technical rescue. Looking at static system safety factors and human factors, with application to water rescues.

Force Limiting (water) presentation

 

Vertical access to water: adapted techniques - component based DCTTRS

Looking at the changes that have taken place in the vertical elements of both SRTA-W&R and WRTA, including Dual Capability Twin Tensioned Rope Systems. Identifying the benefits of a vertical access capability
for water rescue in terms of access and transportation.

Vertical access to water: adapted techniques - component based DCTTRS session notes

 

Rescue 3 Europe admin

New and updated courses, database and administration procedures, and analysis of course delivery and incident reports.

Rescue 3 Europe admin conference update 2019