Rescue Using MICRON Descender

Half day training course includes: rescue planning and procedures, suitability of anchorages, communication systems, pulleys and mechanical advantage, choosing a safe rescue path (projections, wind, etc).

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The Rescue Using MICRON Descender course is for any person working on tall structures who may need to evacuate or rescue another person.

This Rescue Using MICRON Descender course covers all aspects of harness suspension dangers, including methods of minimising the effect on the casualty and how to handle the casualty when they have been recovered to a safe place.

Includes selection of anchor points, awareness of possible hazards, methods of operation of Micron device, control during lowering or raising operations, taught via a range of practical exercises.

Covers the use of evacuation equipment in accordance with HSE guidance, especially with respect to the use of descent devices and controlling the rate of descent.

Other rescue training elements include: casualty handling techniques, medical risks for suspended people – suspension intolerance and treatment of a casualty after rescue to avoid suspension intolerance.

This training course is not intended to teach the elementary use of fall protection equipment. It is essential that all participants are already competent in such use, including an understanding of how to fit and use a harness, the need for safe connection at all times and the use of an energy absorbing lanyard.

Arranged to order for groups only. Please call for us  for details.


  1. Safety footwear is required for all practical sessions.

15% discount – on completion of your training course, you will receive voucher code giving you 15% off your next heightec equipment order online.

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Course Details

Duration: 0.5 day
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Kendal, Leeds, London
Entry Requirements:
  • Must have a valid and in-date certificate for an appropriate work at height course. Participants will be required to produce suitable certification prior to acceptance on course.
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TTS13U
Assessment: Practical and written
Certification: heightec
Validity Period: 2 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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