FP04 Basic Rescue Techniques for Working at Height

Course Aim:

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 requires all duty holders to ensure that all work at height is properly planned and that those involved in working at height are competent. Regulation 4 specifically mentions planning for emergencies and rescue.

This training will enable delegates to have an awareness of the fundamentals of rescue scenarios when working at height. They will develop knowledge and skills to ensure that they become aware of the risks and dangers associated with working at height and associated rescue options.

The course is suitable for people who are new to rescue planning, as well as more experienced people who wish to refresh their basic skills and knowledge. Attendees should hold a certificate for working at Height – minimum 1-day FP01 or equivalent.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain the effects of gravity and the dynamics of falling.
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment.
  • Explain the importance of rescue planning.
  • List the different parts of the equipment that need inspection prior to use.
  • Demonstrate how to don and correctly adjust a full body harness.
  • Demonstrate descents using rescue systems.

Course content includes:

  • Gravity, the dynamics of falling & the consequences of impacting the ground
  • Risk assessment
  • Rescue & post suspension trauma
  • Anchor Points
  • Pre use checks, maintenance & storage
  • Correct donning & adjustment of harness
  • Practical exercises involving rescues.

Course Duration: 6 hours contact time approx (i.e. one day)
Type of Certificate:  Attendance based, valid for 3 years
Accreditations: Not applicable
Min/Max Persons on Course: 4/8

Course Enquiry:

Call 01925 244 144
Email info@csts.co.uk