Basic Rope Safety and Emergencies Management – 22nd June 2014

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Basic Rope Safety and Emergencies Management – 22nd June 2014

aka how to avoid fucking up and how to deal with it if you do!

This session is aimed at everyone involved in rope whether they tie or do the tying. A large portion of the information can also be applied to non-rope play and attendees from other skills are more than welcome to attend.

There will be teaching of practical, hands on first aid and modified CPR during this session. This session does not replace attending a formal first aid course and no certification will be given.

date: 22nd June 2014 at Club Rebound (If you don’t know where this is head for Hengler’s Circus for 1330)


£3 per person to the venue
Donations requested on a non-obligatory basis towards the cost of the CPR equipment and sacrificial ropes
Eventbrite - Strathclyde Open Rope Exchange Basic Safety & Emergences Management

Facilitators for this session:

Guidance will be provided by a professionals with backgrounds in A&E medicine, Emergency Services training and Basic through to Advanced Life Support. Input has been requested from a spectrum of individuals with medical, psychological and health and safety experience as well as those with practical experience in rope.

Topics covered:

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  • Safety equipment you should own – covering safety shears, line cutters, first aid kits with a rope safety focus. All items discussed can be purchased at the event or in advance.
  • Asking the right questions to new partners – covering how much you need to know about someone’s physical and mental health whilst respecting their personal boundaries.
  • Setting up a safe play environment – covering how to play safely without losing the atmosphere both at home and in public environments.
  • Safe words, safe signs and checking in – covering how setting up a language for communication of “all is well” can enhance all partners’ experience
  • Common problems encountered in rope bondage – covering circulation issues, identifying problematic pressure areas, “spacing out” vs worrisome reduced consciousness and simple injuries
  • Mental and emotional first aid – covering how to communicate effectively about the non-physical side of rope and deal with difficult emotions.

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  • Cutting the rope vs untying – covering situations where both approaches are either exactly the right or wrong thing to do
  • Safe removal of tight bindings – covering the practicalities of removing ligatures without causing injury
  • Practical management of panic – covering giving helpful support to a partner experiencing acute emotional crisis
  • Loss of consciousness – covering simple faint, a non-communicating partner and sudden collapse
  • The non-breathing collapsed partner – covering how to respond to a life threatening emergency and practical instruction in Hands Only CPR.

What you need to bring to this session:

  • No tying will be taught during the session. Feel free to bring rope for having a jam afterwards though as it won’t take the full 4 hours available to cover the material.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and be ready to get down on the floor for the CPR section
  • There are few seating options at the venue. Be ready to sit on the floor or stand to the side

If you want to attend please register your interest here
Eventbrite - Strathclyde Open Rope Exchange Basic Safety & Emergences Management