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Controlled Descent & Rescue

By: Safety LMS | Format: In Person | Certification: 24 Months | Language: English
Last Updated: 03/05/24

What you'll learn

  • Recognize site hazards
  • Select appropriate anchors, connectors, rope, harnesses, lanyards, backup devices, and descent devices.
  • Equipment inspection training
  • Safely assemble a complete Rope Descent System
  • Perform a straight controlled descent
  • Safely position one’s self on a rope to perform a task
  • Perform a self-rescue


The Safety LMS Controlled Descent Training Course is a two-day course that includes both hands-on and classroom training. The classroom portion focuses on the rules, regulations, and best practices of a controlled descent in general and construction industries. The hands-on section will consist of training on basic controlled descent techniques and systems.

Course topics


  • Defining Controlled Descent
  • Head Protection
  • Rope/Rope Connection
  • Anchors
  • Connectors
  • Harnesses
  • Lanyards
  • Fall Clearance
  • Back-up Devices
  • Descent Devices
  • Gear Inspection & Maintenance
  • Rescue

Practical Rescue Day

  • Self-Rescue
  • Pick-Off & Partner Rescue
  • Rig for Rescue
Controlled Descent & Rescue
Topics covered:
  • 8hrs Classroom & 8-16hrs practical time
  • Ability to run the class at SLMS or customer's facility
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