Advanced Work at Height and Rescue  /

Introduction

This 3 day Working & Rescue from Height course is for those who work at height and might have a requirement to complete a rescue from height, in the event of an emergency.

This course is highly practical and is taught on purpose-built working at height structures at your own facilities (after site inspection). This course is not specifically a rope rescue qualification. Contact Us for detailes of these.

The Course Content

Those who attend this course will learn how to work at height safely and how to perform rescues at height, using a mixture of pre-rigged kits and suspended lines. This course covers all basic working at height techniques including:

  • Fall arrest
  • Positioning techniques
  • Edge protection
  • Anchors
  • Using mechanical descenders

In addition to this, this course also covers the following topics:

  • Working at height legislation
  • Risk assessments, hazards and control measures
  • Fall prevention
  • Working at height equipment (i.e. harnesses, fall restraints, work positioning)
  • Safe ascent and descent (ladders, scaffolding, mobile towers etc.)
  • Rescue from height (conscious and unconscious casualties)
  • Rescue equipment (casualty immobilisation devices, stretchers etc.)
  • Basic Rope access and rope rescue techniques
  • How to follow a rescue plan

Prerequisites:

Must be confident with heights and completed a basic work at height and rescue course or similar

Minimum age 18

Qualification valid for:

3 years

Our Instructors

Our instructors all are existing or former emergency service staff which enables us to develop realistic, practical and safe training that can be delivered at your work location (suitable venues and structures only). They have a wealth of WAH and Rope/Line rescue experience gained over many years and this gives them a good background knowledge when delivering courses to your staff. Practical sessions are done by demonstration first then supervised and monitored assessments.

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