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      Understanding the IRATA Syllabus: Mid-transfer rescue

      Rope-to-rope transfers are a basic rope access technique, but the manoeuvre for rescuing a tech who’s become injured or immobile while in the middle of a...

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      Understanding the IRATA Syllabus: Passing Mid-Rope Knots with a Casualty

      In order to temporarily isolate small areas of damage or to extend the ropes in your system, a mid-rope knot can be used. Passing a mid-rope knot on your...

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      Understanding the IRATA Syllabus: Use of Tensioned Ropes for Rescue

      To facilitate horizontal or diagonal movement between two sets of anchors, the rope system can be tensioned to give you access to otherwise...

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      Understanding the IRATA Syllabus: Complex Rescue Systems (team exercise)

      This exercise has been designed to test your ability to create and implement a complex rescue plan that necessarily incorporates many different elements...

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      Understanding the IRATA Syllabus: Rescue from an aid climb (short connection)

      The challenge of rescuing a casualty from an aid climb goes way up when they’re attached to the structure by a very short connection. This rescue may...

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      Understanding the IRATA Syllabus: Rescue from an Aid Climb

      Aid climbing is a technique where work positioning lanyards are used to suspend and assist the movement of a technician climbing either vertically (L2 and...

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      Understanding the IRATA Syllabus: Rescue from Fall Arrest Equipment

      When climbing with fall arrest equipment, a twin or single legged lanyard with an energy absorber can be used to prevent a fall from an elevated platform...

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      Understanding the IRATA Syllabus: Passing a Small Re-anchor with a Casualty

      To avoid an obstruction/hazard, or to reduce rope stretch during a long suspended descent off a structure, you can rig a small re-anchor (aka re-belay) to...

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      Understanding the IRATA Syllabus: Rope-to-Rope Transfer with a Casualty

      To pass an obstruction or transport a casualty back from underneath a structure (such as a platform or a bridge) to an access or egress point, you may...

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      Understanding the IRATA Syllabus: Passing a Single Deviation with a Casualty

      To re-position the ropes in order to avoid obstructions, hazards and abrasion related damage to the rope system, a double anchor deviation can be rigged....

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