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Release and rescue of a co-worker suspended on a static support.

After a fall on an energy-absorbing lanyard, on a positioning lanyard or close to the anchor on a rope, the victim's weight has little effect on the support. Rescue maneuvers are relatively simple.

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.

Case n° 1.1:

- Victim suspended on a static support.

(e.g. energy-absorbing lanyard torn in a fall).

- Victim in good health; no need for accompaniment.

- Evacuation path is clear and direct.

Follow the recommendations in your I'D's Instructions for Use for lowering with the device on an anchor.

Release and rescue of a co-worker suspended on a static support.Release and rescue of a co-worker suspended on a static support.Release and rescue of a co-worker suspended on a static support.Décrochage et évacuation d’un équipier suspendu sur un support statique.


Case n° 1.2:

- Victim suspended on a static support.

(e.g. energy-absorbing lanyard torn in a fall).

- Victim needs accompaniment.

Follow the recommendations in the chapter on Accompanied descent with the I'D.

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More complex rescue situation: victim suspended on an elastic support, such as a long rope.

- If the victim fell on a long length of rope (more than about 20 m), there is significant rope stretch due to the victim's weight. The rescuer's actions must take into account the effects of elasticity at the moment the victim is released from the rope.

See the chapter on Release and rescue of a co-worker suspended on a long rope.