Technical Rescue Operative

  • This course is intended for workers in specialist rescue teams. This 5-day course concentrates on all aspects of rescue and evacuation from height. Candidates are taught: snatch, strop and stretcher rescues; basic and advanced hauling techniques; use of cableways and tyroleans. It assumes that candidates will operate entirely under the instruction of a team leader. Note that there is no medical content to this course and candidates will be assumed to have basic climbing and rope access skills. There is an element of assessment in this course.

    Course ID:  TR1
    Ratio: 4 students to 1 instructor
    Duration: 5 days


  • Technical rescue operative


    Candidates should have previously completed Basic Climber & Rope Access L1 course or similar and hold a valid certificate. Those attending should be medically fit to carry out the practical part of the course

    Who Should Attend

    People working at height who are required to serve in a rescue role as part of a team.

    Course Objectives & Content

    On completion of the course, all delegates will be informed in:

    • General requirements for rescue
    • Emergency procedures
    • Introduction to rescue equipment
    • Equipment inspection and care
    • Anchors, stakes and belays
    • Snatch rescue/cut rescues
    • Cableway/Tyrolean rescues
    • Stretcher rigging and handling
    • Pulley systems and hauling
    • Leading edge systems (tripods, A-frames)


    All successful candidates will receive a certificate valid for 3 years, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.


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