Establish ropes for multi pitch abseiling on artificial surfaces

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Select suitable equipment for belay system.

1.1. Select a belay system according to contextual issues of the activity.

1.2. Identify and select equipment according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.3. Select anchors that meet the requirements of the abseil and abilities of the participants.

1.4. Assess condition of theanchors, including performance under likely load.

1.5. Choose a belay device that is suitable to the artificial surface conditions and belayer's ability.

1.6. Complete all necessary safety checks, and action unsafe equipment according to organisational policies and procedures.

2. Set up belay system.

2.1. Rig anchors, ensuring equalisation and minimal shock loading in the event of a failure.

2.2. Tie knots and rig ropes suitable for the type of belay system established.

2.3. Establish a belay from which the belayer is able to escape and safely perform a rescue.

2.4. Avoid or remove belay hazards, to maintain safety of belayer.

2.5. Complete all necessary safety checks and action unsafe equipment according to organisational policies and procedures.

3. Rig rope pitches.

3.1. Identify safe access to and egress from the site according to relevant legislation.

3.2. Identify descent route appropriate to context.

3.3. Select and tie knots suitable for the type of system established and for potential retrieval or rescue situations.

3.4. Minimise the risk of cross loading and cyclical loading of karabiners.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISOABA405A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS40310 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation