Ropes, Knots and Rigging

Rescue Refresher Session Reference: 1 Topic: Ropes, Knots, and Rigging Time Required: Three Hours Materials: 25 foot length of rope for each student webbing, harnesses, carabiners, figure eights ascenders, pulleys, prussic cords...


NOTE: All students are expected to perform all the practical skills to the satisfaction of the evaluators. Assistance should be provided when required.

SUMMARY

Student Performance Objective:

The student will demonstrate a basic understanding of rope and rope hardware and software; tying of basic knots, and the use of various rope accessories to construct mechanical advantage systems through participation in class discussions and practical activities.

Review:

Ropes, Knots, and Rigging

   • Demonstrate knowledge of rope types and strengths

   • Demonstrate tying basic knots

   • Demonstrate knowledge of rope software and hardware

   • Demonstrate knowledge of anchoring points and use

   • Demonstrate reeving blocks

   • Demonstrate constructing mechanical advantage systems

Evaluation:

All students are expected to perform all the practical skills to the satisfaction of the evaluators. Assistance should be provided when required.