Rope rescue training

Today 7 members of our rope rescue team were joined by 2 members from Holme Valley MRT, Owen Phillips and Kevin Robinson to take part in refreshing skills learned on the rope rescue operators course at Lyon Equipment in September this year

Team member Tony Dawson, willing volunteer to be a casualty

Owen and Kevin operating the Petzl ID under the beady eye of team training officer Mike Wakerley

Preparing to lower the stretcher

.  Skills concentrated on were passing a knot on lowering and raising, raising using pulley systems, vertical lower and raise using a “Barrow Boy” and deviations in the rope system.   With Owen and Kevin visiting from Holme Valley it gave a great opportunity to share ideas and thoughts.