Height Safety Rescue

  • Aimed at those working at height, specifically focussing on workmate rescue. Attendees will be required to assess a situation typically found in the workplace, and consider all available rescue options. Techniques taught on this course are designed to be simple, user-friendly and easy to remember, whilst minimising rescuer risk.

    Course ID:  HS7
    Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 1 day


  • Man hanging from structure with fall protection equipment


    People attending this course must be medically fit and should have the required training to allow them to work at height in the environment the equipment is to be used.

    Who Should Attend

    This training is aimed towards personnel using personal fall protection equipment (harnesses/lanyards etc.) to work at height in a range of different industrial environments such as rooftops, workshops, factories, quarries and in construction.

    Course Objectives & Content

    • General requirements for rescue
    • Rescue plans and risk assessment
    • Emergency procedures
    • Casualty care/syncope (suspension trauma)/ casualty stabilisation
    • Rescue equipment characteristics and limitations
    • Equipment inspection and care
    • Workmate rescue of a conscious casualty
    • Workmate rescue of an unconscious casualty
    • Workmate rescue of a casualty in-reach and out of reach
    • Avoiding obstructions during rescue
    • Lowering and hauling techniques (excludes abseiling rescues).


    The successful delegate will receive a certificate valid for 1 year, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.


    • Health and safety at work act 1974.
    • Working at height regulations 2005.
    • BS 8437 COP for the selection, use and maintenance of fall protection systems and equipment for use in the work place.
    • BS 8454 COP for delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue.


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