Site based practical course for those that have successfully completed foundation course SST1
Duration: Eight hours
Maximum attendees: 6 persons
A competent person ( somebody who has sufficient training, experience, and knowledge of rescue equipment ) must supervise and carry out working at height rescues.
They must be informed if the rescue equipment is changed. They should also receive refresher training annually.
The rescuer should have the skills and knowledge to:
- Inspect, anchor, assemble, and use fall protection and rescue equipment safely.
- Recognise fall hazards.
- Implement fall hazard control methods.
- Conduct fall protection and rescue procedures.
- Inspect equipment and systems before use.
This course focuses specifically on rescue from height. Attendee’s must have reached a good basic level of competency of work at height from the foundation courses.
Equipment and Content
Full Day IKAR Rescue Kit Training Course focussing on method and equipment utilised in the occurrence of a fall incident.
This course requires a safe controlled area with a scissorsafe anchorage point for practical demonstration and utilisation of rescue equipment.
It is a requirement of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, that a Rescue Plan has been written and is in place whenever an individual is working at a height which if fallen from could cause serious injury. This is known as a Working at Height Rescue Plan.
It is important that the details of A Working at Height Rescue Plan are specific to the structure and equipment to be used so those that need to be rescued can be quickly and safely recovered without putting anybody else at risk.
A Rescue Plan must meet the following criteria
- Have we trained the rescuers to a high level of competence
- Which equipment is most suitable for this type of rescue
- How will you know if someone is in need of rescue?
- How quickly and safely can we get a rescuer to them?
- Have we planned adequate anchorage points for the rescuer
- How quickly can you get them to a safe place?
- Can we assess any medical, or other, needs of the individual during and after the rescue
A person may fall while connected to a Work Restraint or Fall Arrest system and become suspended in their harness; if a person is suspended even for a short period of time this can result in a life-threatening condition known as suspension trauma.