Rescue Using MICRON Descender

Our popular Rescue Using MICRON Descender 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 training 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 Rescue Using MICRON Descender training 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 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.

This rescue training course is arranged to order for groups only. Please call for us  for details.

Course Details

Duration: 0.5 day
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Kelvedon, Kendal, Leeds, London
Entry Requirements: Must have completed an appropriate work at height course. Candidates will be required to produce suitable valid and in-date certification prior to acceptance on course. 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 prior to attendance.
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