High Bay Racking Access and Rescue

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Working within a warehouse can often be a challenging environment, with time constraints to meet market demand, and the need to constantly move product through the facility.  With these pressures, equipment such as cranes, racking and pallets have to be serviced and maintained in what can sometimes be a hostile environment, and this can often involve working at height.

For such situations, SpanSet training has devised a course to enable warehouse operators to safely access high bay cranes and racking, and also encompasses rescue provision, in the unlikely event a warehouse operator should be suspended from their personal fall protective equipment.

  • This course is designed for warehouse operators who intend to access, high bay racking and automated cranes using personal fall arrest systems, and use work positioning techniques to carry out work at height. They will also be able to perform a rescue, or evacuation of an injured / suspended colleague to ground level.
  • On completion of the course they should be able to inspect, fit and adjust their personal fall protective equipment & safely gain access to the automated cranes using fixed guided type fall arrest systems. They will also be able climb into the high bay racking using a double-legged lanyard, making a safe transition from the crane and into the racking, and safely position themselves to work at height.
  • During training delegates will be expected to carry out activities at height. This will provide an insight into the delegates’ ability to operate in such conditions. This is only an indication of their capability, as it is not possible to recreate exact working environments.
  • The actual height and exposure will be set out on the certification, but this is only to show what was included in the training. The height shown on the certification is not intended to limit the height at which the delegate can operate.
  • Understand the legislation surrounding work at height and how this relates to warehouse operations.
  • Understand the categories for safe work at height and the potential loads imposed on the equipment used.

        -Work Restraint

        -Work Position

        -Fall Arrest

  • Understand equipment standards and how they relate to user demands and their expectations.
  • Be able to carry out and understand the importance of pre use inspections and checks of PFPE.
  • Understand the importance of mandatory inspection and record keeping by an impartial competent person.
  • Understand the implications of being suspended in a harness and the importance of rescue provision when working at height.
  • Have an awareness of the planning and selection of methods of work at height.
  • Be able to plan and select the correct equipment for a given task.
  • Have an awareness of hazards related to work at height.
  • Pre-use inspection of Personal fall protective equipment
  • Fitting & use of Personal fall protective equipment
  • Access methods – using fixed guided type fall arrest system
  • Moving in racking – using double legged fall arrest lanyard & horizontal safety lines
  • Evacuation & Rescue of unconscious suspended casualty, implementing rescue procedures (Gotcha Rescue System)
  • Full body, work positon harness
  • Example anchor devices (ATSL, HSL, etc.)
  • Double Legged Fall Arrest Lanyards
  • Fall Arrest Blocks
  • Permanently Guided Typed Fall Arresters
  • Work Position Lanyard and Harness
  • Gotcha Rescue Kit (SHARK,CRD,other)
  • Delegates must be 18 years and over.
  • All delegates must be able to certify they are physically fit and have no medical conditions that might prevent them working at height prior to commencement of training.  (A list of conditions that could affect practical training is available upon request.  If in doubt, call our team on 01606 738529 for advice prior to booking).
  • SpanSet reserves the right to exclude unsuitable delegates from training courses.

On successful completion candidates will receive a certificate valid for three years. 

Additional Information

Further information on our training facilities, first aid provision, insurance etc are available upon request.

Call our Training Hotline on  01606 738529 for advice and to book.