Working at Heights and Rescue Training (HSE)

Planning for fall protection plays an important role in safety in any industry where workers are at height. While companies may understand the importance of having a plan and equipment in place, many fail to fully address the issue of escape from heights and/or rescue after a fall has occurred.

This course gives trainees the ability to practice, learn and plan the response procedure when some one has fallen while working at heights. This course is relevant to individuals that are a part of an emergency Response team (ERT).

Learning Outcomes of Working at Height Rescue training

By the end of the course, participant will understand use of rescue kit in a variety of locations and to rescue a casualty who has fallen from a platform. They will also learn and understand the measures to prevent fall from heights at the first place. This course also helps to create an awareness of the dangers at the construction sites and enable workers to understand following

• To describe how the working at height regulations apply to your work environment and the use of personal fall protection equipment.

• To allow delegates to identify the most suitable personal fall protection equipment for the task.

• To enable delegates to carry out pre-use checks of their personal fall protection equipment to ensure it is fit for purpose.

• To give an overview of the consequences and appropriate actions for a casualty suspended in a full body fall arrest harness.

Course syllabus: Theory

• Introduction to Working at height

• Legislation- A Guide to comply with working at height regulations.

• Selection of equipment &Inspection

• Three ways to use Harness

• Pre-use checks- How to carry out pre-use checks

• Emergency Planning- Managing Falling hazard during rescue

• Steps towards Risk assessment(related to rescues)

• Actions taken to limit the effects of suspension

• Methods involved in Working at Height Rescue

• Selection of equipment &inspection (Rescue kit)

Who can take the Working at Height Rescue training?

• Workers who will be part of a first response rescue team

• This course is ideal for construction workers, scaffolders and facilities maintenance Engineers.

• Others that require a practical enhancement to the work at height course for worker/supervisor.

Course syllabus: Practical

• Rescue from Ladder and tower

• Rescue from structure using rescue pole /rescue methods.

Re-certification interval : Two (2) years

Assessment : Written &Practical Assessment.
Duration: Two (2) days (half session) – One (1) Day ( Full day session)


Category: HSE Course
Oil & GAS; Aviation & Maritime; Construction & Engineering; Facility Management; Food Production & Catering; Government Hospitality & Tourism; Rail; Manufacturing
Working at Heights and Rescue Training
2 Days (Half session); 1 Day (Full day session)

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