Gotcha Shark Rescue - Module 5B

PRICE: £210 + vat (per delegate)

GROUP DAY RATE: £840 + vat (max 6 people)


    • Candidates must be competent in the use of their Personal Fall Protection Equipment 
    • SpanSet Height Safety Module 3 is advised for candidates with no previous experience of work at height with personal fall protection equipment
    • All delegates must be able to certify that they are physically fit and have no medical conditions that might prevent them working at height. (A list of conditions that could affect practical training and work at height are available on request.)
    • SpanSet reserves the right to exclude unsuitable delegates from training courses.
    • Delegates must be 18 years or over.

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  • This module is designed to make operatives fully conversant in the operation of the S.H.A.R.K. for both rescue and evacuation.
  • The course will enable operatives to use the rescue kit to lower a casualty to ground level, or descend to a suspended casualty and perform an assisted descent to ground level.
  • This technique is normally employed on Towers, Masts and Structures where direct intervention by the rescuer is necessary.
  • This module is intended for operatives who are already conversant in the use of their personal fall protection equipment.
  • 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.
  • Further details of the training facilities, first aid provision, insurance, etc are available upon written request.


  • Understand the implications of being suspended in a harness and the importance of rescue provision when working at height.
  • A basic understanding of the different approaches to rescue and how the rescue kit fits into a hierarchy of options, e.g. improvised planned and emergency services.
  • Understanding the importance of personal safety whilst carrying out rescue.
  • The importance of casualty management and the application of temporary aids.
  • Post rescue care and handover to a first aider or the emergency services.
  • Correct fitting and adjustment of a fall arrest harness.
  • Correct use of double and/or single fall arrest lanyards for personal safety whilst traversing and rescuing.
  • Identification of the key components for the rescue kit and their strengths and limitations.
  • The ability to assess the situation and select the appropriate recovery technique, i.e. anchor point selection and suitable points of safety harness attachment.
  • All delegates will be fully conversant with an appropriate rescue system.
  • This will normally include:
        - The use of a self-locking descender to abseil.
        - How to free the casualty from suspension with the minimum exposure to            risk.
        - The use of a rescue kit containing a self-locking descender to access a
           casualty and evacuate them down to safety.
On successful completion of training, delegates will receive a certificate and photo ID card valid for 3 years.

How to Book
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(To arrange training on your own site, please call to discuss.)

Training Locations
SpanSet Training Centre, Middlewich, Cheshire
Our modern, extensive training facility is based within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool and Midlands, 5 minutes from Junction 18 off the M6. We offer state of the art classrooms with multi-media touchscreens for theory sessions, a bespoke reception area together with a 25m high, purpose built outdoor training structure.
SpanSet trainers are fully qualified and have many years experience working on site as well as training candidates.
All equipment required will be provided.
Refreshments are included (lunch provided on full day courses only).

Customer On Site Training
In some cases training is more effective when carried out at the actual work site.  Subject to suitablility and provided the area is safe for training, we are happy to carry out courses at a location of your choice.  Our Team will be happy to discuss this and confirm the feasibility.