W210 - PDQ Authorized Instructor Course

A rigorous course designed to certify candidates as PDQ Instructors and to deliver the W110- PDQ Competent User Course. Effective teaching techniques along with safety and risk management procedures necessary for delivering group training will be covered. All candidates must successfully complete a written test and skills evaluation. Successful candidates have the opportunity to license Ropeworks training materials, presentations and certification cards. In order to remain certified, Authorized Instructors must attend a refresher training one year from initial certification, and then every two years thereafter.


Learning Objectives

· Understand general work-at-height safe practices

· Fall protection equipment use and inspection

· Mitigating harness-induced suspension trauma

· Proper anchoring methods

· Rescue and evacuation protocols

· Personal evacuation and partner evacuation techniques

· Load raising and transfer methods

· Fall recovery and rescue

· Ladder rescue

· Rescue in a confined area

· Overview of teaching and learning styles

· Strategies for the delivery of effective instructions

· Strategies for managing skill evaluation and testing

· Understand administrative requirements for PDQ rescue training

· Understand and implement safety requirements for PDQ rescue training

· Rigging of back-up systems for PDQ rescue training

Pre-requisites: The minimum age requirement is 18 years. No previous experience is necessary, however an appropriate physical and mental aptitude for technical tasks while working at height is important. Participants will be asked to perform moderate to strenuous activities. A physical examination by a doctor is strongly recommended. Candidates will be required to sign a Liability Release Form and a Statement of Medical Condition confirming the absence of known medical conditions that might preclude their ability to safely work at height.


Scheduling and Pricing
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