Lyon Technical Symposium 06

Attended by Members : HART Services Scotland. Technical Line Rescue Unit.

Emergency Response at Height Equipment and Systems Performance.

  • Do we make too many assumptions about the real capabilities of work at height PPE?
  • What are the limits of equipment in rescue situations?
  • What effect does the edge have on anchor loadings and system survival?
  • Is First Aid training falling behind the technical ability required?
  • What can be done to alleviate Suspension Trauma?


David Thomas
HSE Principal Specialist Inspector
Opening Remarks.
A Bronnaz/ Miche  Goulet
Petzl / Work Solutions Product Manager! Petzl USA
Exo Rescue Device.
Mark Taylor
Research Fellow, Leeds University
Energy Absorption over edges.
Dave Riches
Consultant Safety Engineer
Horizontal lifelines & multiple  loadings.
Mike O’Shea
Irish Rope Access & Safety Consultants
Force reduction at the anchor.
Jez Hunter
RIgg Systems
How safe are our rope access techniques?
John Sutherland
Consultant Ferno UK
First aid at height.
David Halliwell
Dorset Ambulance Service
Suspension trauma treatment.
Joseph Feldstein
MSA Rose U.S.
Equipment & techniques for post recovery in North America.