Controlled Descent Training

Price: $1000 (Additional Rescue course +$400)

The successful completion of this training course requires an understanding of and the ability to safely perform the following:

  • Recognize site hazards
  • Select appropriate anchors, connectors, rope, harnesses, lanyards, backup devices, and descent devices.
  • Equipment inspection training
  • Safely assemble a complete Rope Descent System
  • Perform a straight controlled descent
  • Safely position one’s self on a rope to perform a task
  • Perform a self rescue


Course Topics:

  • Defining Controlled Descent
  • Head Protection
  • Rope/Rope Connection
  • Anchors
  • Connectors
  • Harnesses
  • Lanyards
  • Fall Clearance
  • Back-up Devices
  • Descent Devices
  • Gear Inspection & Maintenance
  • Rescue

Rescue Extension:

Safety LMS is offering a rescue extension for this course. The rescue extension adds one additional day of training where you will cover:

  • Self-Rescue
  • Pick-Off & Partner Rescue
  • Rig for Rescue


This course REQUIRES previous training in the basics of fall protection and restraint.