Work at Height Rescue Training

Work at Height is the main cause of workplace fatalities. With the introduction of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, it is important that all employers and duty holders ensure that the work is planned, supervised and carried out safely. An essential part of the planning process must also include arrangements for emergencies and rescue in the event of a fall. Rescue is the responsibility of the employer/duty holder and not the emergency services.
Certification is valid for 5 years.

Course aim:
To provide training and knowledge in the safe and correct use of rescue equipment, to enable the swift recovery of an incapacitated worker in a Fall Arrest situation.

Who the course is aimed at:
The course is ideal for employers, managers, supervisors and employees who may be able to offer a first response to a colleague who is in need of assistance at height whilst working on site.

Delegate Entry Requirements:
Delegates should be comfortable with exposure to heights. Delegates will be required to provide their own PPE (steel toe capped boots, gloves, overalls, hi-vis jacket and hard hat with chin strap).

Course Contents
• Statutory Instruments & Standards
• Contents of a Work at Height Rescue Plan
• Post Fall Suspension Trauma
• How a Rescue Kit works
• The importance of personal safety when carrying out a rescue
• Harness inspection and wearing
• The use of a Rescue Kit with raising and lowering capability
• Raising a casualty to safety
• Lowering a casualty to safety
• Recertification, Training and First Aid procedures
• Written Test Paper / Appraisals

Course Duration
This is a one day course, with practical assessments.

Ratio of Trainers to Trainees
Normally 1 : 12

What our students have to say

Great course. Graham, the instructor was very informative and the course had all then relevant content and information.

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Thom Edward

August 2019

Very good company to get specialised training. Good instructor, good classroom and study paperwork’s.

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Rafael De Nadai

August 2019

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