Evacuation and rescue are practised at height. Candidates will be expected to work almost entirely from within the confines of protected areas but are able to move to exposed areas if necessary to carry out straightforward work tasks.
Our Work at Height in the Entertainment Industry course provides a range of skills for accessing and working at height on stage structures including the use of all safety equipment, evacuation and rescue.
Includes the elements of a Safe System of Work, including equipment selection and inspection, use of tools, risk assessment, method statements and emergency procedures with practical experience and classroom taught sessions. Includes all of syllabus TFPO – Introduction to personal fall protection (WAHSA), plus a large range of practical exercises and theoretical lessons within the theatre environment, including:
- Legal requirements for working at height.
- Risk assessments and method statements
- Selection, care and maintenance of equipment.
- Climbing techniques, including basic progression along a theatre truss.
- Work restraint, work positioning and fall arrest systems
- Use of ropes and knots
- Emergency procedures
- Rescue after a fall and the use of fall arrest equipment
- Competent rescue of casualty from structure
Safety footwear required for all practical sessions.
Our theatre technician training course provides background knowledge for the working at height section of the PLASA National Rigging Certificate.
This course is ideally suited to technicians, riggers and stage hands working in theatres,, consort halls or film sets and are required to work from lighting truss and other similar structures.
This course requires a revalidation after three years. Please see Work at Height in the Entertainment Industry – Revalidation. Candidates are required to have an in date TTS9U certificate or, alternatively, both TFP4UE Use of Fall Protection Equipment and TRE2UE Rescue After a Fall certificates.
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.