Rescue After A Fall – Lowering and Lifting

Suitable for recovering a person from any fall protection system, including wire fall arrest block, extended energy absorbing lanyard, or hanging on a vertical rope.

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 all persons working at height. Theory and practical sessions including lowering and raising of a casualty.

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.

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

The significance of different harness suspension points is explained. Rescue After A Fall – Lowering and Lifting includes 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 half day Rescue training course covers all aspects of suspension intolerance, including methods of minimising the effect on the casualty and how to handle the casualty when they have been recovered to a safe place.

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
  • Rasing 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.

Course Details

Duration: 0.5 day
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Kendal, Leeds, London
Entry Requirements: Should be competent in the use of basic fall arrest equipment. Minimum age 18. Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TRE2U
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 prior to attendance.
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