Lowering a person with the I'D on the rescuer's harness
When there is no anchor, lowering a person with the I'D on the harness requires special attention.
- Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
- It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
- Mastering these techniques requires training.
- Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.
In this situation, the person controlling the descent cannot see the person being lowered.
It is necessary to have a directional point situated higher than the I'D.
Beware of sharp edges and protect your rope.
The brake side of the rope must pass through a braking carabiner.
Your feet are pressed against a strong structure, with your co-workers providing a backup.
Gradually pull on the handle while holding the brake side of the rope.
Always keep the rope taut to avoid jerky movement during the descent.
Warning: if you are insecurely positioned, or if you pull the handle too quickly you risk being dragged by the weight of the victim.
Remember: if a secure anchor is available, lowering with the I'D on the anchor is preferred.