Rescue and Recovery for Officers Operating at Height

  • 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.



The course is designed to provide:

  • A practical enhancement to 'Introduction to Height Safety and Equipment Awareness' to enable the officers to carry out a rescue using a pre-selected rescue kit. The kit will be chosen specifically to suit the officer's situation
  • The officers will also be given a knowledge of alternative types of rescue equipment available

Samples of:

  • Fall arrest harnesses and lanyard
  • GOTCHA range of rescue kits.

In addition to the theory elements of 'Introduction to Height Safety and Equipment Awareness' the following topics will be covered:

  • The importance of officer’s personal safety before and during any rescue
  • Strengths and characteristics of equipment contained within the rescue kit
  • The issues associated with suspension trauma
  • The importance of casualty management.

Recap the following elements from 'Introduction to Height Safety and Equipment Awareness'

  • Correct fitting and adjustment of Fall Arrest and Work
  • Correct fitting and adjustment of the SpanSet Casualty Harness
  • The use of double fall arrest lanyards

A choice of

Rescue 1

  • The use of a self-locking descender to abseil for individual evacuation
  • The use of a rescue kit containing a self-locking descender to access an injured officer and evacuate them down to safety

or Rescue 2

  • The use of a rescue kit with raising and lowering capability
  • Raising an injured officer back to safety
  • Lowering an injured officer down to safety

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.


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