Industry & Commerce Rope Technician

Industry & Commerce Rope Technician

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Rope Rescue Technician – IC

The Rope Rescue Technician (RRT) course covers concepts and techniques to enable small teams to undertake technical rope rescues. A building block approach is used throughout the course so that candidates can progress from key concepts through to the rigging and operation of full systems for raising, lowering and highline rescues.

Course length

5 days

Course content includes

  • Legislation and standards
  • On-scene safety briefing and site control
  • Communication and verbal commands
  • Operational incident management
  • Personal and team equipment
  • Equipment care and maintenance
  • Loads and forces
  • System safety factors
  • Basic force calculations
  • Knots
  • Intermediate and advanced anchor systems
  • Compound and complex pulley systems
  • Placing artificial anchor points
  • Placing mechanical bolts
  • Installation of horizontal change of directions
  • Passing knots whilst ascending/descending
  • Passing anchors whilst ascending/descending
  • Passing deviations whilst ascending/descending
  • Performing rope transfers/changeovers
  • Casualty care and packing for horizontal and vertical transport
  • Team-based pick-off variations
  • Mirrored raising and lowering systems
  • Edge transitions without a litter attendant and high directional
  • Use of artificial high directionals
  • Guiding line offsets
  • Tracking line offsets
  • Skateblock offsets
  • Deflected offsets
  • Passing knots through a system


  • Minimum age: 18
  • Rope Rescue Operator course (5 days)

Qualification valid for

3 years

Taught by

  • Rope Rescue Technician Instructor
  • Rope Rescue Technician Advanced Instructor