Rescue From Height



Course code: RH1

Certificate valid for: 2 Years

Cost: £260 + VAT per person

Location: Element Safety (Sheffield)

Duration: 1 Day

Assessment method: Continuous

Training type: Theory 30%, Practical 70%

Minimum of 3 people

Description:

This rescue from height training course builds on your skills, allowing your team to be an integral part of your rescue plan, supporting your height teams or a suspended co-worker – should an incident occur.

If your height teams need immediate help, then training and equipping an in-house rescue team or your work at height teams to rescue from height may be the answer.

Rescue Team Competence:

Rescue from height (if good planning and training are in place) happens very infrequently.

However, the seriousness and potential skill fade from low incident frequency and as such requires rescue skills have to be revalidated every 2 years to maintain competence.

Course Aims:

To train and assess individuals to safely gain access to, provide immediate care for and/or rapidly recover a co-worker, including one who has fallen into suspension, after an incident at height.

Rescue From Height

The only way to reach the mountain of life is to forget about self and help other people reach greater heights

(Zig Ziglar)

The course covers:

  • Legislation, planning and preparing for rescues
  • Risk assessments and safe systems of work for rescue at height
  • The role and responsibilities of the rescue team
  • Procedures for rapid access and treatment of the casualty
  • Casualty capture and additional PPE needed in a rescue situation
  • Casualty care and handover

The course covers:

  • Legislation, planning and preparing for rescues
  • Risk assessments and safe systems of work for rescue at height
  • The role and responsibilities of the rescue team
  • Procedures for rapid access and treatment of the casualty
  • Casualty capture and additional PPE needed in a rescue situation
  • Casualty care and handover

The course will enable delegates to:

  • Be part of an on-site rescue solution – allowing greater flexibility for height work
  • Rescue casualties from platforms and in suspension by capture, raise and lower to safety.
  • Use various rescue equipment types and pre-made kits/packs
  • Control the rescue team
  • Administer basic trauma care

Strongly suggest undertaking additional medical training

So what does this mean?

Life happens!

However we can, and must, prepare for reasonably foreseeable problems. Equipment defects, injured or incapacitated personnel, environmental issues can all happen.

This means you need a rescue plan, training and equipment to save a life.

This rescue from height training course will give knowledge, skills and structure to a rescue.

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Examples of Rescue from Height training needs:

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Whilst the maintenance team are working on an overhead gantry, one of the height team falls. Their fall arrest lanyard has caught them, but they are left suspended in mid air.

We know how uncomfortable it is to be suspended, blood is pooling in the legs, the airway may be blocked – time is imperative to access, stabilise and assist the casualty whilst awaiting the paramedics.

Rescue From Height


As a manager of an experienced sampling team on tall industrial chimneys, I know how exposed you are all day. Weather can change quickly and fatigue can lead to accidents. Whilst on a vertical ladder an injured foot, hand or head can lead to being suspended in fall arrest in a difficult space.

Unable to move and restricted access by the rest of the team, a rescue from height solution is required quickly before the situation gets worse.

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As the manager, I’m responsible for the team’s day to day work.

Not just the job, but accessing the task, staying safe and planning for rescue if something were to go wrong…

It’s my duty to step back and plan the whole job safely…

If someone needed to be down (or up) in an emergency, who would do it, with what equipment and how would it be done?

Some of the industries we've helped with Rescue From Height training:

• Aggregate engineers • Plastic moulding manufacturers • Environmental consultants

Support

Advice, assistance with managing your teams, tips and support.

Training

Training

Need confined space training, 1st Aid or Manual handling training to support your team?

Need Awareness, Manager or Access training to help you and the rest of the height team?

If we can help you or your team with Rescue from Height training, please just get in touch.  Reach out us via our contact us form – but if you would rather speak to us in person and have a chat first, then we are more than happy to take your call.

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further resources

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Just extras which may help!

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Working at Height Equipment

In addition to the training, you need the right entry, supervision, and rescue equipment

We sell individual items, kits as well as build bespoke packs.

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