Practical Training for Operations at Height Safe Access/Egress Rescue

  • 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.

Officers must have successfully completed our theory foundation course (Safety Harness and Introduction to Work at Height) before progressing onto this practical training.


  • A more advanced practical course which will enable Officers to safely access all ranges of structures, using either pre-installed or temporary equipment.
  • Officers will also be fully conversant with a pre-selected rescue system.

Examples of

  • Fall arrestr harnesses and lanyards
  • Work positioning harnesses and attachments
  • Damaged and deployed equipment
  • Rescue kits
  • Inertia blocks
  • Rail lock travellers
  • Slip lock travellers
  • Flexible line fall arrester
  • Latchway trans-fasteners
  • Work positioning belts
  • Double slinging fall arrest lanyards
  • Double climbing bolt lanyard
  • Dynamic ropes
  • Tape slings
  • Karabiners
  • Gri Gri’s
  • GOTCHA Range of Rescue kits



In addition to the theory elements of 'Safety Harness and Introduction to Work at Height' the following topics will be covered:

  • The effects of fall factors
  • Suitable selection of equipment for the intended task
  • The need for careful assessment of rescue implications prior to commencing work
  • Anchor Selection
  • Work Restraint Systems
  • Work Position Systems
  • Fall Arrest systems
  • Exposure to Height
  • Use of inertia devices
  • The use of dynamic life-lining systems in fall protection
  • Setting up simple hauling systems
  • The use of pre-assembled rescue kit

The above work systems must be used and understood by all officers and their correct application explored.

  • Correct fitting and adjustment of fall arrest and work positioning harnesses.
  • Safe use of all styles of fall arrest lanyards
  • Ladder ascent and descent using in-situ permanent systems
  • Ladder ascent and descent using temporary systems
  • Installation of flexible line fall arrest systems
  • The use of horizontal trans-fastener type systems
  • The use of temporary horizontal line systems
  • Use and limitations of adjustable work positioning lanyard
  • The use of restraint systems and the potential variations
  • Importance of rescue provision

All of the practical systems must be demonstrated and their correct applications understood by all delegates in order to complete the course

Additional Information

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


Call 01606 738529 for advice and TO BOOK.