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Funciones y responsabilidades

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This page outlines your roles and responsibilities as a ropes volunteer in the Staging Area, the Training Area or the Main Rappel.  Please note that all rigging and supervision is completed by SPRAT and IRATA certified rope access technicians.

Staging Area

The Staging Area is in a spacious room with nearby access to the training area.  In the staging area are tables set up for harnesses, gear, radios and a portable office.

Volunteer Duties:
• Introduce yourself and greet participants by name
• Collect signed waivers  (NOTE: Nobody gets equipment without a signed waiver)
• Remove loose/droppable objects from clothing
• Fit harness, helmet and gloves
• Perform Safety Checklist
• Pass participants on to a non-profit volunteer to take them to the Training Area
• After the event, break down and pack staging area

Training Area

The training area is a short, 15-40’ rappel where participants learn to use the equipment and begin to feel comfortable in their harness. For a full event of 80 people, there will be two training rappels, each with one volunteer at the top and a belay at the bottom.

Volunteer Duties:
• Introduce yourself and greet participants by name
• Demonstrate the function of the rappel and backup devices
• Explain the safety ‘wave-off’
• Put the participants on ropes (one at a time)
• Perform Safety Checklist
• Coach participants over the side
• Communicate with participant and belay
• After event, break down and pack training area

Belay Volunteer Duties:
• Communicate with training volunteer that you are ready for a participant
• Monitor rate of descent
• Control rappel speed with more or less tension on the rappel rope
• Coach participant down the last 15-20’ to the ground
• Give positive feedback and encourage participants for the main rappel

Main Rappel

The main rappel takes place from a building 18 to 30 stories tall.  Only harnessed participants are allowed on the roof area.  At the base, flagging tape will mark the landing zone.  There are two main rappel stations for an 80 person event.

Volunteer Duties:
• Introduce yourself and greet participant by name
• Put the participant on ropes
• Complete Safety Checklist
• Coach participants over the edge
• Using radio, communicate with participant and belay
• After event, break down rooftop area and pack

Belay Volunteer Duties:
• Communicate with Main Rappel volunteer that you are ready for a participant
• Monitor rate of descent
• Control rappel speed with more or less tension on the rappel rope
• Coach participant down the last 15-20’ to the ground
• Greet the participants with lots of energy…they will be pumped!
• Direct them immediately to a volunteer who will remove their harness and equipment

   


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