Urban rappelling within tactical operations is often seen as an activity to rush down a building to either secure the location or make an entry but there is more then beats the eye.
High angle operations aren’t only about mastering to descend, it is for large portion to assess the situation at height, such as selecting safe anchor points, the right approach, the right equipment, rescue in case retrieval is needed and much, much more.
Therefore we set out to develop a program and with help from within the community we opted for a 3 level course in which the following is set out:
- Level 1 is to train a team member so he or she is competent to select equipment, fulfill basic rigging requirements, descend and ascend, self rescue and set up haul systems.
- Level 2 is more comprehensive and continues education with adding more complex scenarios and manoeuvres.
- Level 3 is the final goal for anyone who will be responsible for a team.
Why did we make this course?
With practical experience and listening to our clientele we came to the conclusion that rappelling is often underestimated and skillset is poor or operations have unforeseen requirements.
For instance, to secure a mentally sick person in a room or on a balcony a team had to position themselves for a long period of time, having trained for only fast rappels a simple task became a daunting one.
With over 20 years experience as a company and having set the standard for high angle operations in the past we are again setting out to educate and provide packages that makes sense and down to business. Based on our and your experience we look forward to hear from you if you have any questions.
Who is this course for?
Any team that has to operate at height in an urban environment.