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.
- Carefully read the Instructions for Use used in this technical advice before consulting the advice itself. You must have already read and understood the information in the Instructions for Use to be able to understand this supplementary information.
- Mastering these techniques requires specific training. Work with a professional to confirm your ability to perform these techniques safely and independently before attempting them unsupervised.
- We provide examples of techniques related to your activity. There may be others that we do not describe here.
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.