Rescue After A Fall – Lowering and Lifting

Recovery of a suspended person to a safe place by lowering or raising

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Rescue After a Fall Lowering and Lifting

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Suitable for persons who are already competent to work at height, how may be required to rescue a casualty suspended on a lanyard after a fall.

Our Rescue After A Fall – Lowering and Lifting training course explains how simple systems can be used for rescue after a fall or rescue of a suspended person.

Theory and practical sessions include the selection of suitable anchor points, awareness of possible hazards, methods of operation of rope devices and methods of control during lowering or raising operations.

This course covers all aspects of suspension syncope (trauma), including methods of minimising the effect on the casualty and how to handle the casualty when they have been recovered to a safe place.

For recovery of persons who are hanging in a harness or who may have suspected suspension intolerance.

Course elements covered include:

  • Awareness and understanding of the RescuePack contents and function
  • Pre-use check of equipment
  • Selection of suitable anchorage’s
  • Abrasion and edge hazards
  • Elementary pulley theory
  • Medical dangers to suspended persons – suspension syncope
  • Casualty handling

Practical skills covered in this course include:

  • Attachment to the casualty
  • Lowering to a casualty
  • Raising a casualty
  • Recovery of a casualty suspended from a lanyard and fall arrest block
  • Casualty handling

The Rescue After A Fall – Lowering and Lifting Training certificate is valid for a three year period. After this, a revalidation of the course will be required.

15% off equipment online for training candidates. Once you have successfully completed a heightec training course, you will be issued with your electronic certificate together with a discount code which can then be applied at the checkout when you shop on our web. View our height safety & rescue equipment.

Course Details

Duration: 0.5 day
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Kendal, Leeds, London
Entry Requirements: This course is not intended to teach the elementary use of fall protection equipment. It is essential that all candidates are ready competent in such use, including understanding how to fit and use a harness, the need for safe connection at all times and the use of energy absorbing lanyards. Candidates will be required to produce suitable valid certification prior to acceptance on the course. Minimum age 18. Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TRE2U
Assessment: Continuous assessment is carried out by the trainer
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 prior to attendance.
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