Rescue scenarios can vary based on many factors, some rescues require an emergency response whilst others are non emergency evacuations where time is not so critical.
Where rescues are not so time critical for example where a mechanical failure has left someone stranded, there is time to set up rescue equipment with back ups and extra safety measures, where rescue is urgent due to critical health and safety issues to the casualty, time will some times not allow for extra measures. This does not mean a rescue is not safe, it just means that no secondary equipment can be set up. It is very important for this reason that rescuers are fully conversant with the rescue equipment and the rescue process.
This course addresses most aspects of basic rescue techniques as well as various types of equipment that can be utilised. It consists of theory and practical elements to ensure candidates can apply what they learn.
Not only is there a legal requirement to have an effective Rescue Plan in place to recover a fallen worker, there should also be appropriate provisions for First Aid in case of injury as a consequence of a fall.
This course consists of practical tasks to familiarise delegates with a range of fall protection and rescue equipment, its correct selection and its safe use based on intended tasks.
The course will consist of some theory (Around 25%) and practical, scenario based rescues of fallen casualties using a range of rescue techniques. Delegates will be assessed by the trainer during the course and a final practical assessment will complete the certification process.
This course can be a generic rescue course or offer more detailed training on specific equipment, techniques and/or structures.
Delegates attending this course must meet the following minimum standards…
- A professional attitude and a willingness to learn.
- A good understanding of written and spoken English.
- Numeracy skills.
- Physical fitness where practical elements are included.
- Have a valid Work at Height accreditation.
Who is this course for?
Delegates attending this course will have working at height knowledge but need a greater understanding of Work at Height Equipment and Rescue techniques.
- Work at Height Professionals.
- Those using work equipment to work on structures.
- Those who need or take part in or plan rescues from height.
- Anyone looking to up skill work at height knowledge.
- Anyone managing personnel who Work at Height.
This course will address
- UK Legislation – Focusing on Work at Height Regulations 2005.
- The hierarchy of measures and how to apply them in a practical environment.
- The principals of work restraint, work positioning and fall arrest
- The strengths and limitations of different types of PFPE
- The need for efficient ground clearance.
- The dangers of falling objects.
- How to correctly don a full body harness.
- Pre use Inspection and Maintenance of PPE and PFPE.
- The correct selection and use of various types of PFPE.
- The need for first aid and rescue (syncope /suspension trauma).
- Different types of rescue and equipment.
- The process of rescue and evacuation procedures.
- Rescue Planning.
- Effectively action different types of non standard rescue.
Content and Delivery in accordance with
- BS 8454 Code of practice for the delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue.
- BS 8437 Code of practice for the selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems and equipment.
- BS 7985:2013 Code of Practice for the Use of Rope Access Methods for Industrial Purposes.
- The Work at Height Regulations 2005.
Additional reference material
- Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
- Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
- Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.
- European Standards and Marking for Fall Arrest.