Working Safely at Height and Self Evacuation
Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total
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 defenders for emergency escape, equipping participants with the skills required for self-evacuation during emergency situations.
This course is taught at our training centres across the UK, providing hands-on training in simulated work at height situations. It is available as a City & Guilds Working Safely at Height and Self Evacuation Level 2 Award 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.
- 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.
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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 certificate. The MRS Training & Rescue certification aligns with the City & Guilds Working Safely at Height and Self Evacuation Level 2 Award.
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