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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.

Warnings

  • 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.

Lowering a person with the I'D on the rescuer's harness

Remember: if a secure anchor is available, lowering with the I'D on the anchor is preferred.