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WH007: Fall Arrest Rescue and Recovery

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Who is this course for?

Planning for work at height must include planning for emergencies this is especially relevant when using fall arrest as a system of work.

We would recommend anyone considering working in fall arrest to be trained for work mate rescue. This course will be system specific we carry out training on several types of rescue pack if you are unsure please contact us for more information.


Due to the physical nature of the course, candidates must have a reasonable level of fitness and will be required to complete a self-declaration of fitness to train, (if unsure, please contact us), the minimum age for candidates is 18 years, must not have any contra indications for work at height.

Must have successfully completed prior work at height training.

Course content

  • Legal requirements to provide rescue cover
  • Human physiology
  • Suspension syncope
  • Medical considerations
  • Introduction to a pre-packed rescue kit.
  • Suitable anchorage positions
  • Raising the casualty back on to the work platform
  • Lowering to a point of safety
  • Practical scenario examples

Delivery method and assesment

Lectures and practical elements. The course assessment is by short written test and a heavy emphasis on continuous practical assessment.


Valid for 3 years


1 day

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