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Working Safely at Height and Technical Rescue

3 day course
Theory 510 minutes
Practical 780 minutes
Assessment 60 minutes

Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

Book from £450

This 3 day Working Safely at Height and Technical Rescue course combines our 1 day Working Safely at Height course, with additional training in rescue techniques. The course aims to:

  • Give learners knowledge and understanding relevant to working at height. 
  • Give candidates an understanding of ladders, access systems, fall prevention and fall arrest systems, and relevant PPE for working at height.
  • Give learners knowledge and understanding of work positioning and working from suspended lines. 
  • Give candidates an understanding of anchors, edge protection, secondary back-up systems, ascending and descending using mechanical devices
  • Ensure learners have the knowledge and skills to facilitate a rescue from height.

This course is only available from MRS Training & Rescue, taught exclusively at our training centres across the UK – and includes practical training which takes place in simulated work at height situations. It is available as a City & Guilds to 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 will provide the knowledge required to work at height safely and to perform rescues at height, using suspended lines. This course covers all basic working at height techniques including:

  • Fall arrest
  • Positioning techniques
  • Edge protection
  • Anchors
  • Using mechanical descenders

In addition to this, this course also covers the following topics:

  • Working at height legislation
  • Risk assessments, hazards and control measures
  • Fall prevention
  • Working at height equipment (i.e. harnesses, fall restraints, work positioning)
  • Safe ascent and descent (ladders, scaffolding, mobile towers etc.)
  • Rescue from height (conscious and unconscious casualties)
  • Rescue equipment (casualty immobilisation devices, stretchers etc.)
  • Rope access and rope rescue
  • How to follow a rescue plan

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 finish 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.

The course flowed very well and was informative of the subject and regulations.
Michael Greene
Excellent course, tailored to our needs in the vessels and the final scenario was very close to what we would encounter.
Thomas Purvin
Really good course. I was completely new to ropes and had no experience in this industry. Gus is very knowledgeable and was extremely friendly and patient throughout the course and made everything very easy to understand. I feel like I've learned a lot and would happily come back for follow up courses.
George Race
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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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