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Standby Rope Rescue Service

Keep your team safe when working at heights or at high risk.

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Standby rope rescue service

Why would I need a standby rope rescue service?

If your team is working at heights or in a high risk place you may need a standby rope rescue service to ensure that in the event of a person falling there can be a swift and safe rescue.

When a person who is wearing a fall arrest device falls it is extremely crucial to initiate a rescue as quickly as possible.

If the job is technical in nature you’ll require technical rescue skills.

Suspension trauma can happen within as little as 5 minutes and without intervention can lead to death.

When someone falls in a harness the clock starts ticking. Be safe – make sure your team is safeguarded in the event of a fall.

Benefits of standby rope rescue:

  • If you have an inexperienced crew doing a high risk job, having standby rope rescue on-site will help to minimise the risk of fall or injury.
  • Detailing or referencing standby rescue in your proposal may help you to win a contract. Modern clients demand a high level of safety.
  • Immediate on-site rescue intervention is better for the patient. 

We can provide standby rope rescue for your team

Our standby rope rescue technicians are trained to NZQA Rope Rescue Level 4

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What is rope rescue?

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What is rope rescue?

Answer

Rope rescue is when a trained rope access technician rescues a person who has fallen or who has succumbed to conditions of the environment and is unable to manoeuvre themselves. Rope rescue techniques require specialist knowledge on how to establish and use a rescue system. Swift rescue can stabilise a patient and prevent further injury or trauma.

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What is suspension trauma in relation to safety harnesses?

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What is suspension trauma in relation to safety harnesses?

Answer

After a fall when a person is suspended upright suspension trauma can happen within 5 minutes. The medical term is orthostatic incompetence or orthostatic intolerance.

When in this suspended, upright position too much blood can accumulate in the legs and not enough blood is returned upwards. Blood flow is reduced, this leads to loss of consciousness (fainting).

When a harnessed person is suspended after a fall the body cannot equalise blood pressure and this is that leads to suspension trauma and death.

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What is a rescue plan?

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What is a rescue plan?

Answer

A rescue plan is a site specific document that defines safety information and emergency procedures for a specific project. It is generated and signed off by all workers before any work can proceed.

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Skill Lab standby rope rescue technicians hold current New Zealand national certificates in Rope Rescue Level 3 and Level 4.

All of the safety equipment we use is rated, regularly checked by our certified team who hold NZQA standard 19359 in accordance with AS/NZS 4488.1:1997, AS/NZS 4488.5:1997.

For peace of mind and to protect your team our standby rope rescue service will provide:

  • A job hazard analysis (JHA) including rope rescue plan or a site specific safety plan (SSSP)
  • Set up of anchors and safety lines
  • Trained eyes to constantly monitor your work site
  • Standby rope rescue by certified professionals
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Contact us to ask arrange a consultation

We can meet you on-site or anywhere you choose to discuss your needs.

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