This remote training was made possible by the provision of technical support from the RSK Shelter base in London. In this case we were fortunate to be able to liaise with an in-country engineer in Nepal.
The engineer was then able to deliver the training to groups of volunteers in communities in the east and west Nepal.
One of these training sessions was attended by Nepal Red Cross staff and based on this success we have now started a program of shelter collaboration with the Nepal Red Cross Society.
This training in Nepal has demonstrated how the RSK roof concept is simple enough to be remotely delivered to where it may be needed for emergency shelter preparedness using basic communication links.
It has the advantage of using materials that are familiar to,
and skills that are basic for, people to rapidly build the RSK shelter roof frame. Furthermore, from this early point onwards, existing traditional methods are used to support this frame and complete the emergency shelter.
The training has also indicated that, as the roof frame takes only a few minutes to assemble, it may be possible in future to give emergency RSK shelter kit instructions remotely in response to an emergency.
Depending on the country and the local situation we can therefore anticipate two options for delivering these two types of remote training:
1. FULL ADVANCED RSK SHELTER TRAINING
for shelter preparedness, aid agency staff and shelter first
responders ( as shown today in Nepal)
Delivered by using a combination of:
i). Preliminary lectures
ii). Specification diagrams
iii). Frame assembly diagrams (+models / videos)
iv). Tarpaulin attachment advice.
v). Shelter upgrading ( + modular units etc)
SPECIFICATION AND TARPAULIN ATTACHMENT DIAGRAMS
2. URGENT RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONS
( for communities requiring urgent emergency shelter)
Delivered with the instruction and guidance of a trained RSK shelter Consultant by using a combination of:
i). Frame assembly diagrams
ii). Tarpaulin attachment advice.
DIAGRAMS TO SHOW OVERLAP OF POLES
(for phone users)