Evacuation by Descent

Designed for descents from a range of heights and includes practical experience of descending in accordance with HSE guidance.

Use of manually operated descent devices for emergency evacuation or escape.

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For any person working in a remote location where immediate evacuation from height may be needed. Includes extensive use of evacuation equipment.

In the Evacuation by Descent course, the characteristics of various descent devices are explained together with safety critical aspects of each.

Participants will learn the suitability of various anchor types and the correct positioning of anchors for ease of descent.

Evacuation by Descent includes information on hazards for descent lines (especially sharp edges and slack rope), the need to ensure a free descent path, methods of controlling the speed of descent and how to secure descenders to halt during the descent.

On completion of the course, participants will gain practical experience of a variety of descent devices.

Also covered in this course are characteristics of personal descent systems, selection of anchorages, choosing a safe rescue path (projections, wind etc), pre-use checks on all equipment used and the requirements of a secondary system of training.

Practical exercises on this half day course include use of the equipment from height, fitting a harness and self evacuation.

Safety footwear required for all practical sessions.

The syllabus includes important requirements set out in the recent HSE Operational Circular on the use of evacuation equipment.

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Course Details

Duration: 0.5 day
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds, Birmingham, London
Entry Requirements:
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TRE4U
Assessment: Practical and written
Certification: heightec
Validity Period: 3 years
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested at course registration.
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