Vertical Rescue Course
- Duration: 1 Days (approx.)
- Product code: PS-VR5
This course is typically held over 5 days and is usually offered over 3 weekends (4 days of which are at Kangaroo Point (Brisbane City) and 1 days in the Glasshouse Mountain.
It can be run over a 5 day period subject to min numbers being reached.
Please ensure that if you commit to a course it fits in with your non-climbing life!
Consecutive weekday training days can be arranged (min 4 people required). Please contact us to work out dates which work for participants and instructor.
2019 COURSE DATES
As this is an accredited course, please book in at least 2 weeks in advance as study material needs to be sent and exams completed.Competency is based on both written component ie. complete your exams prior and also practical assessment
- A Top Rope Course is a prerequisite to the Vertical Rescue Course
Course Overview and Skills Acquired:
Rescue training lays a solid foundation of core roping skills and is a mandatory requirement for any person intending on supervising and/or instructing others. At this early stage of the instructor training cycle, trainees apply their rescue skills within a scenario based context that is relevant to their needs and future aspirations. Trainees will generally be applying their rescue skills within an indoor, outdoor, abseiling, climbing or high ropes context.
Outcomes Hard Skills
Prusik up and down a rope
Change from Prusik to descending device
Change devices on a rope
Change from descending to ascending
Change ropes while descending
Locking off devices soft and hard lock
Rescue a Person from above and below
Use mechanical advantage 31, 5:1 7:1
Creating extra friction
How to carry a patient
Making a chest harness
Rescue a conscious person
- SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues - depending on student skill level, complex vertical rescue SISOVTR402A may be ascertained.
The instructor will pitch training within a context that is realistic and relevant to the trainees needs. For example, trainees with a strong lead climbing focus will typically build anchors using removable protection (wired nuts, cams etc) and work with what they would normally carry on their harness. Carabiners will normally be alloy and non-locking with only a few locking types.
Trainees with an abseiling focus will typically use trees, boulders and pre installed bolts (where they exist) to build anchor systems. Carabiners will normally be locking and there may be a mix of steel and alloy types.
- Participants must be at least 15 years old
- Participants must be able to speak, and understand the English language. This requirement is stipulated on the grounds of safety at height
- Participants must be fit and healthy for climbing
- This course is subject to minimum and maximum numbers
Pre Course Preparation:
Language, Literacy and Numeracy Pre-Requisites (LLN):
To comply with government reporting, all students must complete the LLN (Language, literacy and numeracy) self assessment questionnaire. The Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) form is sent at the time of booking. Return the completed form within 1 week of booking onto the course. This is to ascertain if further assistance is required or not.