Releasable anchors with the I'D - Petzl USA
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Releasable anchors with the I'D

Setting up a rope on a releasable anchor allows a worker to be lowered in case of an accident, with no need for the rescuer to access the victim. Another advantage: a single person on foot can monitor multiple workers at height.

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.

The I'D is especially suitable for making a releasable anchor:

One simply puts the handle in the "work positioning" position and completes the setup by tying-off the device. 

If an emergency evacuation is needed, the tie-off is quickly undone and the descent is controlled following the standard recommendations in the Instructions for Use.



The I'D can be used for a releasable anchor on the work rope as well as for the safety rope.

The reserve rope should be of sufficient length depending on the situation and protected in an appropriate bag during work. Tie a knot at the end of the rope (at the bottom of the bag).

The I'D can be used for a releasable anchor on the work rope as well as for the safety rope.

Warning: if the I'D is anchored from above, remember to redirect the rope through a braking carabiner to control the descent.

Warning: if the I'D is anchored from above, remember to redirect the rope through a braking carabiner to control the descent.