1. Evaluate the environment and calculate the safest method to access the casualty’s anchorage point. Fit your full body harness with front anchorage points before accessing or climbing to victims anchorage point.
2. Remove rescue kit from packaging and attach the anchor sling to a suitable anchor point above the casu-alty. Attach the swivel karabiner to the anchor strap. 3. Attach the rope control device to the front attach-ment points of your full body harness. Pull a suitable length of rope through the descending device to allow the pulleys to be lowered to the casualty.
4. Attach the bottom pulley to the casualty’s back D-Ring of the harness using the karabiner. If you have a rescue pole insert the scaffold hook into it, lower the pulleys down to the casualty, guide the scaffold hook through the back D ring of the harness and lift the pole up. The scaffold hook will snap closed. Ensure all connector hooks are closed before attempting to lift or lower the casualty.
5. Pull the slack through the rope control device taking all the weight of the casualty onto the harness.
6. Now squat down using the harness to lift the casu-alty. Remember to stay balanced during the lifting and lowering. 7. Hold the rope coming from the pulley as far above the rope control device as possible with one hand, and with the other hand hold the rope coming out the rope control device as close as possible to it.
8. As you stand pull the rope from the pulley towards the rope control device, and with the other hand pull all the slack rope through the rope control device. 9. Repeat steps 6 through to 8 until you have lifted the casualty enough to release his lanyard from the anchor point. 10. Remove the casualty’s lanyard from the anchor point and ensure it can not snag while the casualty is being lowered.
11. The casualty can be raised to safety or if required, can be lowered by pulling the handle of the descending device. The casualty must be lowered slowly, and if descent is too fast let go of the rope control device to lock the rope off again.