Rescue Skills Awareness

Recommended For

All persons who are part of a team working at height or below ground that require skills to retrieve or lower a casualty from their place of work. The course covers practical sessions using rescue equipment available within a standard rescue kit.

Course Objective

Theory session to include working at height activities and the procedure to follow if someone falls. To understand pre-use checks, harness fitting and correct use of the rescue equipment including assembly and operation to lower or raise the casualty to a place of safety.

Course Content

Identify key legislation for working at height.
The use of pre rigged rescue equipment.
Checking of equipment prior to use.
Sharp edge protection
Understanding friction factors.
Selection use and assembly of simple pulley systems.
Anchor identification and selection.
Casualty care during the Rescue.
Suspension Intolerance issues.
Inspection care and maintenance.

Skill Base

Fitting and adjustment of harness.
Creating a safe system of work prior to commencing the rescue.
Connection of the casualty to the rescue equipment.
Implementing simple pulley systems.
Overcoming friction issues.
Correct placement of edge protection.
Lowering a casualty with both pre-rigged and assembled rescue kit.
Raising a casualty with both pre-rigged and assembled rescue kit.
Correct use of PPE anchors and anchor systems.
Casualty care and recovery with regard to suspension intolerance issues.

Course Requirements

Candidates must hold a valid Working at Height qualification.

Medical Requirements

A Reax statement of medical fitness to be signed prior to the commencement of the course. A reasonable level of fitness will be required to complete the practical element of this course.

Course Information

Valid for: 3 Years
Duration: 1 Day
Ratio: 1:6
Assessment: Practical & Written