Rescues can be challenging, the type of fall, the location of the fall, the equipment being used [Work Positioning/Fall Arrest] and where the casualty has to be rescued to all impact on how a rescue should be carried out.

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 addresses different 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.

Course Details...

Work at Height Rescue - On-Site

Course ID HS061_1
Course Duration 1 day
Delegate: Trainer 6:1
Certificate Validity 2 Years
Dedicated Course £750
Work at Height and Rescue

Course overview

This course consists of practical tasks to familiarise delegates with a range of fall protection equipment, its correct selection based on intended tasks and its safe use.

The course will culminate in scenario based rescues of a fallen casualty using pre determined rescue equipment. 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, tasks or structures.

Course prerequisite

Delegates attending this course must meet the following minimum standards…

  • Have a valid Work at Height accreditation.
  • 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.

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 hands free on structures.
  • Those who need or take part in or plan rescue from height.
  • Anyone looking to up skill basic 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).
  • The process of rescue procedures.
  • Rescue Planning.
  • Effectively action different types of rescue of a fallen casualty with a pre-determined rescue system.

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.