The course is designed to teach the climber what to expect in an emergency and how to properly react and recover from an emergency. CITCA will provide a rescue kit that includes multiple descent/rescue devices. We recommend bringing your descent device to train on the exact equipment you will be using.
Course content includes a review of OSHA, ANSI and NFPA (rescue) standards, an extensive PPE inspection,, the medical effects of being suspended & immobile, and self rescue techniques. Ropes & Knots are also reviewed and learned for the specific needs in a rescue and having a second human attached to the line. Authorized Rescuer also covers victim lowering and mechanical advantage, tandem rescue,and to team situational rescues which uses techniques taught in class.
A written exam is part of the course, and requires a minimum score of 80% to pass.
A wallet card and certificate is issued upon successful completion.
This course is the first step in becoming a Competent Rescuer. The last steps achieved at your company are: being designated capable of implementing, supervising and monitoring a rescue at height and will also have the responsibility to implement the site rescue plan. Once your company attest to the last two requirements, CITCA will issue a Competent Rescuer wallet card. The AR/CR certification is valid for two-years.