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Ready for Rescue? Preparing for Falls from Height

Ready for Rescue? Preparing for Falls from Height

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Ready for Rescue? Preparing for Falls from Height

Live Webinar: Friday, October 25, 2019

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to develop and implement a rescue plan to minimize the risk of serious injury or death from height-related falls at work.


Thousands of people work at height every day. Though there are more resources available for fall protection than ever before, the number of falls in the workplace continues to increase. It is the employer’s fall protection plan, including provision for rescue, that determines whether an incident is a minor inconvenience or a catastrophic event.

A worker who falls, even into a successful fall arrest system, remains at risk until he has been successfully rescued. OSHA warns that a person wearing fall protection must be rescued quickly enough to prevent further harm.

Is your organization prepared to conduct a rescue for workers in the most challenging locations? How can you increase the likelihood of success for rescues at height? And is using 911 the most effective rescue system for falls from height?

Join us on October 25 for an all-new, in-depth webinar that will answer these questions and more. This presentation will provide practical guidance that an employer can use in preparing internally and for communicating with external resources about the fall protection incident it hopes will never occur. Aside from initial planning, training and outfitting, we will also consider ongoing requirements for keeping the team properly equipped, motivated, and proficient in necessary skills.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Develop a rescue plan to minimize the risk of serious injuries or deaths related to workplace falls from heights
  • Integrate your rescue plan with your facility’s fall protection program
  • Coordinate with emergency services to establish an effective response strategy
  • Reduce the severity of worker injuries and increase chances of survival after falls from height

About Your Presenter:

Loui McCurleyLoui McCurley
Pigeon Mountain Industries, Inc. (PMI)

Loui McCurley is CEO of PMI and founder of the Vertical Rescue Solutions training arm. Her foray into rescue began in 1985, when she joined Alpine Rescue Team in Colorado; today she serves as a Technical Specialist with Alpine. In 1988 she traveled to scores of countries across the globe to study technical rescue abroad. Upon returning to the United States, McCurley co-founded Alpine Center for Rescue Studies, a non-profit research and testing lab, and became a regular presenter at the International Technical Rescue Symposium. During this time she began consulting to PMI on various projects, eventually coming on board full time in 1992 in a technical capacity. In 1996 she instigated the formation of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians.

Over the years, McCurley has also served as a structural firefighter, a wildland firefighter, a rope access technician, a safety consultant, and an expert witness. Today her primary role is as CEO of PMI, and she is passionately interested in bridging the gap between regulatory compliance and real-world safety practices. She continues to engage in rescue and fall protection activities worldwide.  A frequent presenter and conferences and symposia, she is a published author with chapters in High Angle Rescue Techniques and Wilderness Medicine, as well as two titles of her own: Working Safely at Height: A Guide To Professional Rope Access (Wiley, 2016) and Falls From Height: A Guide To Rescue Planning (Wiley, 2012).