About the Course

The use of elevated anchors (i.e. high directional anchor systems) is a mandatory requirement of NFPA 1670 for rope technicians. Having said this, it’s impossible to discuss one facet of rope rigging and not address all the many other aspects at the same time. A rope system is like a living breathing thing; like any living thing, it's composed of many cells and body parts. Yes, these many parts are separate components, but without a realization of the whole body, each component means little. This is the essence of the knowledge base that rope rescue technicians must try to ascend to. And this is what we're working towards in the Elevated Anchor Systems course. 

What You’ll Learn

When you enroll in the Elevated Anchor Systems course, you'll grow your base of knowledge on topics such as:

  • Gaining a full understanding of Elevated Anchors

  • What an Edge Management is at the heart of Elevated Anchors

  • Safety considerations

  • Resultants

  • Back-ties

  • How Elevated Anchors and Horizontal Systems work together

  • And more!

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    Rigging Lab Academy: Multiple Instructors

    This course is brought to you through the efforts of multiple Rigging Lab Academy Instructors. These instructors have hand-selected material from their full-featured courses — all of which are exclusively available here at Rigging Lab Academy — and contributed them to a specific section or unit of this course. By blending the teachings of various instructors, Rigging Lab Academy members will gain exposure to different areas of expertise, course materials, and teaching methodologies.

Course Curriculum

  • 1
    Unit 1: Welcome
    • 1.1 Welcome FREE PREVIEW
    • 1.2 Course Material
    • 1.3 Chapter 10: Force Multipliers - Rigging Lab Academy Rope Rescue Course Text Manual
    • 1.4 Physics for Roping Technicians Manual
  • 2
    Unit 2: Examples of Elevated Anchors, Part 1
  • 3
    Unit 3: Examples of Elevated Anchors, Part 2
  • 4
    Unit 4: AHD Within a Rescue
    • 4.1 AHD Within a Rescue
    • 4.2 Video Tutorial: Cliff Rescue High Directional and Tracking Line, Part 1
    • 4.3 Video Tutorial: Cliff Rescue High Directional and Tracking Line, Part 2
    • 4.4 Video Tutorial: High Angle Raise with Vortex Side A-Frame, Part 1
    • 4.5 Video Tutorial: High Angle Raise with Vortex Side A-Frame, Part 2
    • 4.6 Quiz: AHD Within a Rescue
  • 5
    Unit 5: Guying
    • 5.1 Guying
    • 5.2 Video Tutorial: Arizona Vortex Artificial High Directional A-Frame Single Front Guy
    • 5.3 Video Tutorial: Elevated Anchor in Horizontal Rigging: Guying Systems
    • 5.4 Video Tutorial: Guying Through a Truckers Hitch
    • 5.5 Video Tutorial: Guying Through an Advanced Tech Haul System Leg
    • 5.6 Video Tutorial: Guying Through a Progress Capture Tension Leg
    • 5.7 Quiz: Guying
  • 6
    Unit 6: Aerial Ladders
    • 6.1 Aerial Ladders
    • 6.2 Video Tutorial: Aerial Ladders Used as an Artificial High Directional
    • 6.3 Quiz: Aerial Ladders
  • 7
    Unit 7: Other Types of Elevated Anchors
    • 7.1 Other Types of Elevated Anchors
    • 7.2 Video Tutorial: Elevated Anchors In Mirrored Skate Block Top Anchor Overview
    • 7.3 Video Tutorial: Elevated Anchors in Mirrored Skate Block Top Anchor Considerations
    • 7.4 Video Tutorial: Two Rope Offset Using Natural High Directional
    • 7.5 Quiz: Other Types of Elevated Anchors
  • 8
    Unit 8: Wrap Up
    • 8.1 Wrap Up

Added Perks

Additional features Rigging Lab Academy Members are enjoying

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • 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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