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Working Safely at Height and Self Evacuation

2 day course
Theory 390 minutes
Practical 450 minutes
Assessment 60 minutes

Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

Book from £335

This training programme covers all the content in our 1 day Working Safely at Height Training Course, with an additional day of training designed for individuals operating alone at height. The practical element of the second day includes setting up lines and using descenders for emergency escape, equipping participants with the skills required for self evacuation during emergency situations. 

This course is only available from MRS Training & Rescue, taught exclusively at our training centres across the UK – providing hands-on training in simulated work at height situations. It is available as a City & Guilds Assured Product Certificate for an additional fee of £30.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

This training course covers what you need to know to work safely at height and how to perform a self evacuation from height should an emergency arise.

Candidates will:

  • Understand the main principle of health, safety, environmental legislation and approved codes of practice for working at height
  • Know the hazards and risks associated with work at height
  • Know the methods of reducing risk and injury including the hierarchy of controls relating to working at height
  • Know the types of personal fall protection systems and the differences between fall arrest, work restraint and work positioning. (Including anchors & lifelines)
  • Give an appreciation of procedures for rescue, emergency at height or other incidents
  • Demonstrate competency when planning work from suspended lines. 
  • Understand the safe use of mechanical descenders, secondary back up lines, and edge protection.
  • Demonstrate a safe working approach to setting up work positioning equipment including mechanical descenders and secondary backup lines. 

To view the full course timetable click here

This course is taught by highly experienced instructors who have extensive knowledge and experience of working at height.

The majority of our trainers are also real-life rescuers who have been part of emergency operations in the UK and around the world.

Delegates need to pass a written test and a practical assessment to pass this course and receive certification. Those who complete the course can choose to receive an MRS Training & Rescue certificate or, for an additional fee, a City & Guilds to Assured Product Certificate.

Certification lasts for 3 years. 


This course has a maximum capacity of  6 candidates. If you wish to train a larger group of employees, contact us to learn more about our bespoke training courses and on-site training units.

1 trainer to 6 candidates (1:6):

  • Theory training
  • Practical training & assessment
  • Written test

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

Courses start at 8.45 am and finishes at about 3.30 pm

Yes – all candidates are required to bring the following for practical exercises: • Hard hat • Overalls • Safety footwear • Gloves

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

MRS certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed. City & Guilds certificates are emailed as soon as we receive them (usually within 2 weeks).

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

Really well explained course, definitely one of the most interesting I have attended.
Sean Guerin
Derek made the course really interesting and easy to listen to, very friendly and approachable and made what could be a dull subject fun to learn about. 10/10.
Genna Bland-Moore
Really good course Luke was a great instructor that was great at explaining all the complicated elements.
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The Benefits

  • We are a leading authority in confined space and at height technical rescue and we never rest in our goal to keep people safe.

  • We practice what we preach – our trainers are also operational rescue team members – so have real life stories to make the theory come alive.

  • We deliver best-in-class training so that anyone attending courses leaves capable of applying the knowledge to real-life situations.

  • Most of our courses are highly practical and feedback from delegates is excellent.

  • Nationwide service from our eight Training and Rescue Centres across the UK.

  • Are employed by us and trained to our own exacting standards.

  • Have real-life experience of working in high-risk environments and often share these with candidates.

  • Understand recognised learning styles and quickly adapt their delivery based on the needs of those being trained.

  • Ensure delegates are engaged by punctuating training with tests, quizzes and practical sessions.

  • Where possible, include information specific to delegates’ working practices so they leave ready to apply the learning in their day-to day roles.

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