Anchoring

Artificial High Direction (AHD) Easel A-Frame Using Arizona Vortex Multipod Part 2

  As noted in other literature, the most overlooked challenge of setting up any AHD is controlling the vector forces or resultants.  Now, we have a bunch of training videos through Rigging Lab Academy that talk about this in depth, but for this short snippet, I am simply making this a point of reference.  And …

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Elevated High Directional Mini Series Part 1-The AHD Overview

Mitigating “edge trauma”, as many call it… is likely the most arduous job of any rigger or rope rescue team.  Edge trauma is all about the transition vertical to horizontal terrain (or visa versa).  It is difficult and can be dangerous.  So it is here the vision and strategy of anchoring and positioning the working …

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Tech Pick of the Week | Episode 7 How to Rig for the Shot

Welcome to this weeks Tech Pick of the Week. Every week where our Tech’s break down an industry best product, tricks or tips. Last week we broke down a simple haul system for light loads. In this Tech Pick we had to rig our camera operator into a tricky place to get a clean shot. …

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Industrial Rope Access Anchor Considerations Part 1

Today, we are at Deschutes Brewery in Bend Oregon. The scenario is an industrial rescue and access context and we are needing to perform rope access work over the railing on an industrial cat-walk. Anchor considerations are the prime focus at this point and truly, any “roped” activity. We have looked at top rope scenarios …

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Configuration of the Bottom Anchor for the Mirrored Skate Block

In this system, a Mirrored Skate Block, there are two independent anchor straps from two separate parts of the vehicle. We have not equalized tension between the anchors to allow for proper readings from the ENforcer to record the peak force being exerted on the skate block. Moving past the ENforcer, is the V-Anchor system, …

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Mirrored Skate Block System From The Controlling Center.. The Brake Ropes

The key part of the mirrored skate block system is the redundancy of the braking system. Using the Petzl I’d as the controlling system, the system can be controlled by using one hand. This is a common practice in rappelling … why not here? With the anti-panic operations within the I’d, the simul-braking system is …

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