Rope Rescue Operator (RRO)

The Rope Rescue Operator (RRO) course introduces the knowledge and skills required by personnel to operate safely and effectively during rope rescues and be an active part of a rope rescue team working under the supervision of Rope Rescue Technicians.

 

Course length:

5 days

 

Course content includes:

  • Legislation and standards
  • Rescuer safety
  • General hazards
  • Size-up, pre-planning and ICS
  • On-scene safety briefing and site control
  • Communications and verbal commands
  • Medical considerations
  • Personal and team equipment
  • Equipment care and maintenance
  • System safety checks
  • Introduction to ropes, knots and technical gear
  • Anchor systems
  • Placing rope protection
  • Use of work restraint and fall arrest equipment
  • Lead climbing with lanyards
  • Ascending and descending
  • Climbing over a 90 degree edge
  • Passing knots whilst ascending/descending
  • Passing anchors whilst ascending/descending
  • Passing deviations whilst ascending/descending
  • Performing rope transfers/changeovers
  • Individual pick-offs
  • Connecting a casualty on a line using a telescopic pole
  • Lifting and lowering a casualty using a pre-installed device
  • Tensioning systems and basic mechanical advantage
  • Basic casualty care and packing
  • Team-based pick-off
  • Litter attending low angle
  • Rope-based raising and lowering systems
  • Litter attending high angle
  • Use of high directionals
  • Tagline offsets

 

Prerequisites:

  • Prior experience of working with ropes is recommended
  • Minimum age: 18

 

Qualification valid for:

3 years

 

Taught by:

 

Student manual PDF download:

Rope Rescue manual - English (en) 

 

Rope Rescue manual - Dutch (nl)

 

 

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