About the Course

This is a course we’ve wanted to do for a number of years. Like all good things, the right time and right season need to line up in order for us to pull mini-courses together. The rescue and rigging environment was ripe for a solid introduction to likely one of the most important advancements in a decade. What was the advancement? Well, likely the Artificial High Directional. And with this in mind, the Harken Riggers Winch takes the “elevated anchors” to another level in both efficiency and effectiveness. 

In the Harken Riggers & LokHead Winch Mini-Course, we'll be examining two systems of winches: the standard Riggers Winch and the LokHead Riggers Winch.

Setting up for both high directionals and horizontal systems (with and without elevated anchor setups), we’ll check out the ease and simplicity of mode raise and lower modes and also discuss why these products are so incredibly easy to use.

Our prediction? Teams of 2-4 will be as effective — if not more effective — than current traditional teams. Why? I think you’ll understand once completed the course. We hope you’ll join us inside! 

What You'll Learn

We'll cover a wide range of topics including:

  • General information pertaining to the use of rescue rigging winches

  • Safety procedures

  • General use descriptions

  • Safety precautions

  • Load ratings

  • Approved applications

  • And more!

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about the expert instructor

  • Sean Cogan

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Business Development Manager at Harken Industrial | Rope Access Supervisor | Trainer at Elevated Safety LLC

    Sean Cogan

    Sean Cogan has been a rope access technician for several years, working on jobs from bridges, oil rigs, and stadiums to turbines, airports, and rescue. He has firsthand experience in a variety of industries, such as confined space operation, aerial stunt rigging, fall protection, safety systems, and specialized training. Sean holds SPRAT Level III Rope Access Supervisor and IRATA certifications.In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and working in challenging environments.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
    • 1.1 Welcome
    • 1.2 Course Material
    • 1.3 LokHead Winch Manual
    • 1.4 Riggers Winch Manual
  • 2
    Unit 2: Overview & Walkthrough
    • 2.1 Overview & Walkthrough
    • 2.2 Video Tutorial: Overview & Walkthrough
    • 2.3 Quiz: Overview & Walkthrough
  • 3
    Unit 3: LokHead & Riggers Winches: Usage Techniques
    • 3.1 LokHead & Riggers Winches: Usage Techniques
    • 3.2 Video Tutorial: LokHead & Riggers Winches: Usage Techniques
    • 3.2 Quiz: LokHead & Riggers Winches: Usage Techniques
  • 4
    Unit 4: LokHead Winch: Rigging for a Tripod
    • 4.1 LokHead Winch: Rigging for a Tripod
    • 4.2 Video Tutorial: LokHead Winch: Rigging for a Tripod
    • 4.3 Quiz: LokHead Winch: Rigging for a Tripod
  • 5
    Unit 5: Harken Pulley: Block Structure
    • 5.1 Harken Pulley: Block Structure
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Harken Pulley: Block Structure
    • 5.3 Quiz: Harken Pulley: Block Structure
  • 6
    Unit 6: Harken Riggers Winch & LokHead: Raise & Lowering, Part 1 (Reprise)
    • 6.1 Harken Riggers Winch & LokHead: Raise & Lowering, Part 1 (Reprise)
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Harken Riggers Winch & LokHead: Raise & Lowering, Part 1 (Reprise)
    • 6.3 Quiz: Harken Riggers Winch & LokHead: Raise & Lowering, Part 1 (Reprise)
  • 7
    Unit 7: Harken Riggers & LokHead Winch, Part 2 (Reprise)
    • 7.1 Harken Riggers & LokHead Winch, Part 2 (Reprise)
    • 7.2 Video Tutorial: Harken Riggers & LokHead Winch, Part 2 (Reprise)
    • 7.3 Quiz: Harken Riggers & LokHead Winch, Part 2 (Reprise)
  • 8
    Unit 8: Harken Riggers Winch Horizontal Use: General Information (Mountain or Similar Terrain)
    • 8.1 Harken Riggers Winch Horizontal Use: General Information (Mountain or Similar Terrain)
    • 8.2 Video Tutorial: Harken Riggers Winch Horizontal Use: General Information
    • 8.3 Video Tutorial: Loading the Harken Riggers Winch
  • 9
    Unit 9: Harken Riggers Winch: Moving from Descent Mode to Raise Mode (Mountain Rescue)
    • 9.1 Harken Riggers Winch: Moving from Descent Mode to Raise Mode (Mountain Rescue)
    • 9.2 Video Tutorial: Harken Riggers Winch: Moving from Descent Mode to Raise Mode (Mountain Rescue)
  • 10
    Unit 10: Wrap Up
    • 10.1 Wrap Up

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

  • Certificate of Completion

    Download your personalized Certificate of Completion after completing the course.

  • 100% Self-Paced

    Go through the course material as fast or as slow as you'd like.

  • Private Discussion Board

    Ask questions, meet other students, and even chat with the course instructor.

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