About the Course

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What You'll Learn

Inside Elements of Rigging, we'll cover topics such as:

  • Knots and hitches

  • Pulley systems and their rules

  • Anchors

  • Reeving systems & highlines

  • Resultants

  • Force vectors

  • And more!

Learn from One of the Best in the Industry

Learn more about the Elements of Rigging expert instructor

  • Pat Rhodes

    Rigging Lab Academy Instructor | Founder of Rescue RIG

    Pat Rhodes

    Pat is the founder of Rescue RIG, an organization specializing in technical rope access and rescue training. He has accrued over 40 years of experience in the field of technical rescue including 28 years with the Phoenix Fire Department as a firefighter/rescue technician and nine years as a FEMA Rescue Specialist. As part of his responsibilities with D2000, he specializes in developing advanced curricula focusing on all aspects of technical rope rescue. Pat is also responsible for instructor development and client relations.Pat has been instrumental in building a global brand and impacting tens of thousands of people across the planet with his humor and humble experience.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
  • 2
    Unit 2: Marginal Anchors
    • 2.1 Marginal Anchors: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
    • 2.2 Video Tutorial: Marginal Anchors: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
  • 4
    Unit 4: Managing Friction
    • 4.1 Quiz: Managing Friction: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
    • 4.2 Video Tutorial: Managing Friction: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
  • 5
    Unit 5: Footprints & Balance:
    • 5.1 Quiz: Footprints & Balance: Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Basic Rigging Physics Principles
  • 6
    Unit 6: Tension & Compression Study
    • 6.1 Tension & Compression Study
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Tension & Compression Study
  • 7
    Unit 7: Resultants
    • 7.1 Quiz: Understanding Resultants
    • 7.2 Video Tutorial: Understanding Resultants
  • 8
    Unit 8: Aerial Ladders & Artificial High Directionals
    • 8.1 Quiz: Aerial Ladders Use as an Artificial High Directional
    • 8.2 Video Tutorial: Aerial Ladders Use as an Artificial High Directional
  • 9
    Unit 9: Multi-Point Anchors
    • 9.1 Multi-Point Anchors
    • 9.2 Video Tutorial: Multi Point Anchors
  • 10
    Unit 10: Knots, Part 1
    • 10.1 Elements of a Knot
    • 10.2 Video Tutorial: Elements of a Knot
  • 11
    Unit 11: Knots, Part 2
    • 11.1 Bowline Knots
    • 11.2 Video Tutorial: Bowline Knots
  • 12
    Unit 12: Knots, Part 3
    • 12.1 Figure 8 Knots
    • 12.2 Video Tutorial: Figure 8 Knots
  • 13
    Unit 13: Staggered Anchors & Mechanical Advantage
    • 13.1 Staggered Anchors to Increase Mechanical Advantage
    • 13.2 Video Tutorial: Staggered Anchors to Increase Mechanical Advantage
  • 14
    Unit 14: Rigs
    • 14.1 Confined Space Rig
    • 14.2 Video Tutorial: Confined Space Rig