High Angle Rope Rescue (HARR), otherwise known as rope rescue, is definitely not a mainstream emergency rescue service. It is used specifically when significant heights are a factor to be considered from a workplace safety perspective and is mainly utilized on construction and repair and maintenance projects.
Projects where HARR may be needed and utilized include:
High angle rope rescue requires specific equipment and training. The equipment that’s usually required includes:
Individuals performing high angle rope rescue services are highly trained and, in almost all cases, hold another vocational expertise such as EMT, EMS, paramedic, firefighter and so forth. There are a number of global certifications to consider when looking at firms or individuals providing rope rescue services include NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association). These certification bodies ensure their certificate holders are well trained and have the requisite skills required to perform the job at a high level of competence.
Safety regulations and legislations vary based on the market you are operating in. Before any project, if height is a consideration in the project scope, then high angle rope rescue services may be a fit.
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