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RR001: Rope Rescue Operator

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Who is this course for?

The Rope Rescue Operator 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.


Due to the physical nature of the course, candidates must have a reasonable level of fitness and will be required to complete a self-declaration of fitness to train (if unsure, please contact us). The minimum age for candidates is 18 years. Prior experience of working with ropes is recommended.

Course content

  • Legislation and standards
  • Rescuer safety
  • General hazards
  • Scene size-up, pre-planning
  • 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 equipment
  • Personal movement skills
  • Anchor systems
  • Placing rope protection
  • Tensioning systems and basic mechanical advantage
  • Basic casualty care and packing
  • Team-based pick-off
  • Stretcher attendant slopes
  • Rope based raising and lowering systems
  • Stretcher attendant vertical
  • Use of high directionals

Delivery method and assesment

Lectures and practical elements. The course assessment is by short written test and a heavy emphasis on continuous practical assessment.


5 days

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