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PO003: Police Safe Work at Height Operator

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Who is this course for?

Police officers required to work at height in the course of their duties using a range of equipment and techniques including rope access, work positioning and fall arrest.


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.

This course is for police officers required and pre-selected to work at height.

Prior experience of working at height is an advantage but not essential.

Course content

A theoretical and practical course covering:

  • Height Related Legislation
  • PPE 92 (European Directive 89/686/EEC)
  • LOLER98
  • PUWER 987
  • Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Equipment inspections and records
  • Pre use checks
  • SSOW documentation
  • Safety Officer role
  • Pre-Use Checks
  • Common Knots
  • Basic Rigging and anchor systems
  • Work Restraint
  • Fall Arrest
  • Suspension syncope
  • Rope Access Hardware
  • Basic Work positioning skills
  • Hauling
  • Safe incorporation of other work Equipment
  • Planning for rescues and importance of rescue provision
  • Rescue of a casualty in ascent and descent
  • Use of  pre-packed Rescue systems
  • Raising systems

Delivery method and assesment

Practical scenario based assessment and short written test.


This course is certificated by RIG Systems and successful candidates will be issued with a certificate and ID card valid for 3 years.


5 days

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