Tower Crane Rescue

The Tower Crane Rescue course is for operators and workers that may be required to rescue a casualty from a tower, crane, walkway, or other elevated position. The course teaches participants to rescue a casualty and return them to the ground. It teaches the use of the correct equipment. It also teaches students about the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and ensures that employers can implement the legal requirements set out in the regulations.

The course is suited to rescue operators. Workers that form part of a rescue team or have been designated as having responsibility for casualty recovery, are also advised to take this one-day course. The course also provides guidance on the use of equipment including the Constant Rate Descender (CRD) device.

The course lasts one day and includes both practical elements and a written assessment. The course can be completed at REAX Ltd’s simulation centre in Blackpool, Lancashire, and is suitable for all candidates: there is no need for any previous experience or qualifications. Our trainers are highly qualified and have industry experience. Browse our full list of accredited courses, book online, or call us to speak to a member of the team. We will answer any questions you have about the course or services that we offer.

What Will Participants Learn?

  • Pre use checks of all equipment
  • Selecting a suitable anchorage point
  • Safe systems of work
  • Methods of fall protection
  • Using fixed and temporary fall arrest systems
  • The use of constant rate descenders (CRD’s)
  • The use of the rescue / reach pole
  • The use of twin fall arrest lanyards, work positioning and restraint belts
  • Protecting sharp edges
  • Casualty handling methods and the understanding of suspension intolerance
  • The use of stretchers
  • Inspection care and maintenance

Falls from height are one of the most common and fatal types of accident at work. Fast action and proven rescue techniques are required in order to minimise injury to casualties.

The tower crane rescue course teaches the regulations and legislation governing working at height, and the safe rescue from height. This ensures that employees and employers meet legal requirements when performing a rescue.

The candidate will learn to identify the correct safety and rescue equipment to use. Specifically, they will learn to use a Constant Rate Descender (CRD) and how to ascend and descend safely. The course teaches the correct use of other equipment including fall arrest systems, lanyards, and restraint systems. Delegates will also learn how to care for the casualty while they are being returned to a safe position and receive a basic education in the use of stretchers, if required.

Finally, candidates will be taught how to inspect safety equipment and to ensure that it is properly maintained.

Who Needs This Course?

  • Course duration – 1 day
  • Recertification period – 3 years

This one day course teaches participants how to safely rescue a person that is unable to rescue themselves from an elevated position, in particular from a tower crane. It is beneficial for any rescue operator or designated rescuer to take the course. It can also prove beneficial for other team members, managers, and supervisors, to complete this training.

Participant Requirements

  • No previous experience or qualification required
  • Candidates will need to show a reasonable level of fitness
  • Candidates should be comfortable working at height
  • All participants must sign a medical suitability form before the course starts

The course requires that participants work at elevated positions. As such, delegates should be comfortable working in these conditions. All participants will be required to complete some physical work, so a reasonable level of fitness is also required.

Candidates do not need any previous experience or qualifications. However, it would be beneficial to have some form of working at height qualification at the start of the course.

Tower Crane Rescue Training From REAX Ltd

REAX Ltd has a dedicated simulation centre in Blackpool, Lancashire, where we offer a range of health and safety training courses. As well as the tower crane rescue course, we also provide other working at height and casualty care courses. Browse our full collection of courses on our website, or call us on 01253 767775 with any questions about the courses we offer or to book today.

course accreditation

Course Information

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

On site training available across the UK

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