Confined Space Rescue by Chase Sargent

By Chase Sargent

Written by way of veteran rescuer Chase Sargent, this e-book is a finished, single-source consultant to such topic parts as damaging atmospheres, detection gear, respiring gear, air flow, retrieval platforms, backup groups, and operational tactics. potent equipment of educating and rules governing operations in constrained areas are also mentioned at size

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Whatever path you choose, your instructors must be high-caliber personnel with adult-education skills, plus a significant background in technical-rescue operations, not just confined space. Someone who goes to a course or two and comes back an expert should be considered more of a liability than an asset. If you hire a private company, make sure that you do your homework ahead of time and consider five key questions when choosing the company and its instructors. 1. Are the instructors and owners active in technical rescue or emergency services, or are they just out to make money?

Many team leaders, for example, meet with resistance from department brass when they try to establish strict qualifications for membership. Still, technical rescue teams should consist of top-gun personnel. These individuals should be highly motivated, highly trained, and highly capable. The surest way to destroy morale, eliminate team efficiency, and compromise safety is to let just about anyone join up, irrespective of their qualifications. Consider the following criteria for inclusion on a team.

By one definition, all responses can be grouped according to four basic categories: high risk/low frequency, high risk/high frequency, low risk/high frequency, and low risk/low frequency. Calls that present the worst potential are those in the first category, high risk/low frequency. qx4 10/21/1999 1:12 PM Page 19 Managing the Risks in this category. Personnel will simply not gain the experience or become as proficient at these operations as they will with structure fires, vehicle mishaps, food-on-the-stove calls, and brushfires.

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