Rescue After a Fall in the Entertainment Industry

Course covers the selection of suitable anchor points, operation of rope devices and methods of control during lowering or raising of a casualty.

Explains how simple systems can be used for rescue after a fall or rescue of a suspended person by lowering or raising.

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Rescue After a Fall

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Suitable for all persons who are already competent to work at height, who may be required to rescue a casualty suspended on a lanyard after a fall. Theory and practical sessions including lowering and raising of a casualty.

Our Rescue After a Fall in the Entertainment Industry course is suitable for persons who are already competent to work at height, who may be required to rescue a casualty suspended on a lanyard after a fall.

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.

Our Rescue After a Fall in the Entertainment Industry course covers:

  • Awareness and understanding of the RescuePack contents and function
  • Pre-use check of equipment
  • Selection of suitable anchorages
  • Elementary pulley theory
  • Medical dangers to suspended persons – suspension intolerance
  • Casualty handling
  • Abrasion and edge hazards
  • Specific issues related to working on trusses and Tallescopes

The practical skills covered in this course include:

  • Attachment to the casualty
  • Lowering a casualty
  • Raising a casualty
  • Recovery of a casualty suspended from a lanyard and a fall arrest block
  • Use of redirection pulleys to allow remote lifting / lowering.
  • Casualty handling.

This course is suited to theatre technicians, riggers and stage workers required to work on and from structures typically found in the theatre and entertainment environment.

The Rescue After A Fall in the Entertainment Industry course 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.

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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 already 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 lanyard. Candidates will be required to produce suitable valid certification prior to acceptance on course. Minimum age 18. Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TRE2UE
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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