Establish complex belays in canyons

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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Select equipment for belay system.

1.1. Select a belay system that minimises environmental impact, according to contextual issues.

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, and stability of surroundings.

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

1.6. Place protection in a manner to create an anchor.

1.7. Complete all necessary equipment safety checks according to organisational policies and procedures.

2. Set up belay system.

2.1. Rig multiple anchors, ensuring equalisation and minimal shock loading.

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. Establish a belay that maintains safety of belayer and minimises movement of the belayer in the event of a fall.

2.5. Avoid or remove belay hazards to maintain safety of belayer.

2.6. Determine the need for, and establish back up belay systems.

3. Rig rope pitches.

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

3.2. Determine descent route according to organisational policies and procedures and contextual issues.

3.3. Tie knots that are suitable for the type of system established and for potential retrieval or rescue situations.

3.4. Construct an abseil rig in routine and non-routine multi pitch contexts.