Award in Working as a member of a Rescue and Recovery Team in Confined Spaces – City & Guilds (6160-08)

This unit is for anyone who works as part a rescue and recovery team within confined spaces. It includes preparing to carry out emergency activities, entering and exiting confined spaces safely, using emergency rescue equipment, casualty recovery and handling devices in accordance with manufacturers instructions and specifications.

The course will involve several practical exercises where casualties will be recovered form a variety of confined space entries. It will demonstrate the use of mechanical advantage systems and the construction of simple rescue systems to afford a rescue.

All exercises will be team-based to show the importance of maintaining good communication in a challenging environment.

The course will look at the best use of rescue equipment and methods to employ during an emergency.

The assessment will consist of a practical observation during a team exercise and a short answer question paper.

Pre-entry requirements – All persons taking this qualification must have successfully completed and hold current certificate for the 6160-03 Confined Space High Risk course.

What Will Participants Learn?

  • The importance of maintaining good communication during emergency operations
  • Use of rescue equipment
  • Methods to employ during an emergency

Who Needs This Course?

  • Course duration – 3 days
  • Recertification period – 3 years

The course lasts 3 days and is valid for a period of 3 years. Participants will need to retrain within that period to ensure that they meet legislation.

Participant Requirements

  • Participants will be required to undergo some physical exertion
  • All persons taking this qualification must have successfully completed and hold current certificate for the 6160-03 Confined Space High Risk course.
  • Students should not suffer from claustrophobia
  • Students must sign a medical form before commencement

In order to safely take part in the training, all candidates must be able to work in a dark space without aid or assistance. It will also be necessary for any candidate to sign a medical release form, stating that they are medically fit to be able to complete the work. Candidates should not suffer from claustrophobia, because they may be required to work in tight and confined areas.

Working as a member of a Rescue and Recovery Team in Confined Spaces Training From REAX Ltd

REAX Ltd has a dedicated, purpose-built simulation centre, where all candidates come to complete their training. We offer both practical and theoretical aspects of training, and we are fully accredited. Our instructors are also qualified and experienced in providing the training that you require. As well as the level 3 Working as a member of a Rescue and Recovery Team in Confined Spaces training course, we offer other levels of confined space and hazardous working training. Browse our site to see the full range of courses on offer, or call us on 01253 767775 with any questions or queries.

course accreditation

Course Information

Award in working as a member of a rescue and recovery team in confined spaces.
City & Guilds 6160-08
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours: 24
Pre-entry requirements: All persons taking this qualification must have successfully completed and hold current certificate for the
- 6160-03 Confined Space High Risk course.
City & Guilds: £45.10


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