Rats.co.nzSpecialist First Response Team to the Canterbury Region

Air New Zealand Engineering Cableway

A small scale exercise aimed at providing the RATS with a different venue and different obstacles to overcome.

Thanks to Air New Zealand Engineering services in Christchurch we were able to execute a cableway exercise from their main Hanger beam (16mtrs) to the engineering works floor.

This also involved the assistance of the Christchurch Airport Fire Service as we used one of the (off duty) appliances to act as anchors for the cableway.

The new venue provided several challenges in terms of operating in a relatively confined area with not much room to move on the main beam for anchors and ropes. Managing the tight space and maintaining a safe operating process added to the challenge.

It's a venue we are likely to return to.


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Updated Wednesday, 22 December 2010