Ropes, Working at Height & Confined Spaces

Working at Height - Unit 3 Use of Rescue Equipment

Working at Height - Unit 3 Use of Rescue Equipment

Course Overview

This course will train delegates in the correct procedures and techniques to be followed when completing a rescue at height. The course is a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, during which delegates will be required to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the training programme content. The equipment used during the training course carries a weight limit of 136-140kg. For participants this maximum weight includes clothes and safety equipment, we therefore recommend a maximum bodyweight of 120kg. Our equipment also has a maximum waist size of 120cm.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites Required!
In order to complete Working at Height - Unit 3 Use of Rescue Equipment, delegates must hold:
    Due to certain aspects of the course being potentially physically demanding and/or stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement.

Course Content

By the end of the course delegates will be;
- Aware of the legislative requirements governing working at height rescue activities
- Familiar with the need to allocate roles and responsibilities to those involved during rescue
- Familiar with the variations of rescues that can be developed for operations and the planning requirements
- Have knowledge of a variety of rescue equipment available and the correct pre and post use inspection requirements in accordance with manufacturer recommendations
- Aware of the correct procedures to follow when approaching a conscious and non-conscious casualty suspended at height
- Aware of the correct methods to administer first aid to a casualty who has been suspended at height, including orthostatic intolerance
- Proficient in the safe connection of various types of rescue equipment
- Aware of the correct installation methods of rescue and identification of suitable attachments points, minimising contact with abrasive surfaces
- Proficient in the safe deployment and use of a descent rescue system
- Proficient in the safe deployment and use of a haulage rescue system
- Aware of the safe deployment and use of cable ways
- Proficient to carry out a rescue at height with the use of various stretchers and strops
- Able to identify hazards which may occur during rescue activities and the methods to mitigate the potential risks

More information

  • Certification: A 3t Training Services certificate will be issued upon successful completion
  • Certificate validity (months): 24
  • Target audience: All personnel who are involved in any level of working above ground level and involved in rescue and recovery
  • Revalidation: The course must be revalidated every 2 years.
  • Items to bring: Government Issued Photographic ID eg Driver Licence or Passport
  • Health prerequisites: Due to certain aspects of the course being potentially physically demanding and/or stressful, delegates will be required to confirm their medical fitness & physical ability to participate on this course by completing our centre medical self-screening form prior to course commencement

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