Height Rescue and Evacuation Training

Height Rescue and Evacuation Training Course

The Height Rescue and Evacuation Training Course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to rescue employees and others at height in the event of a fall. 

Duration: Full day

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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

The purpose of this training course is to provide information and knowledge as per work at height regulations 2005.

The training that we provide is designed for all employees and others who work at height and have a responsibility to provide rescue in the event of a fall at height below and above ground level. 

Knowing that you will receive training at the highest standard from an Instructor who has worked at height and performed live rescue on many occasions.

Course Aims & Objectives

  • Provide the knowledge required to meet the requirements of working at height regulations 2005.
  • Provide information on a safe system of rescue using various types of kit.
Tower Rescue

Course Content

  • Course introduction – previous experience and knowledge
  • Planning for rescue (proactive) + how to create a rescue plan
  • HSE guidance and the laws relevant to working at height and rescue
  • Rescue at height, safe systems of work (method statement)
  • Collective and individual requirements for rescue at height
  • Hazard and risk analysis (you must identify the risk when performing a live rescue)
  • What procedure you must follow in the event of a fall from height
  • Harness and rescue equipment type bespoke to your working practice
  • Introduction of height safety rescue and edge protection equipment
  • Live demonstration of rescue kit at height using a rescue dummy
  • Live practical with course candidate participation
  • Training assessment of learners with group discussion

Training Requirements

Apple Group Training provide all aspects of rescue at height training on pole top, ladders, scaffold, crane, towers, and flat roofs.

As part of the training course, operatives will be required to participate in the full use of their equipment under supervision, so we require that the training environment must be safe on site.

We can provide training using a variety of rescue kits including Gotcha, Petzl, Ikar Descender, Ridgegear descender, pole top rescue, 3M, and Sala.

Please contact us and our instructors will deliver a training course that is bespoke to your requirements and tailored to the specific harness and rescue kits that you use.


This course is accredited through Apple Group Training CPD (Continuous Professional Development). Candidates successfully completing this training course will receive a certificate which may be used as evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within your industry.

Course Location

Apple Group Training locations are based in Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster and Birmingham and London.

If you cannot travel to one of our training centre locations then we can come to your premises to provide training on-site as long as your workplace is suitable.

If you would like to book a Height Rescue And Evacuation Training onsite, please contact us for more information.

Meet The Expert

Richard Appleyard is a health and safety consultant with more than 19 years’ experience training companies and organisations across a wide range of industries. He delivers easy-to-understand, enjoyable, engaging, and comprehensive training at the highest level, specialising in power tools and working at height courses.

Why Choose Apple Group?

Accredited Courses
All our training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service and developed by highly qualified health and safety professionals in accordance with HSE standards.
Experienced Trainers
We have over 19 years’ experience providing training and consultancy to a wide range of industries across the UK including construction, hospitality, health and social care.
Tailored to You
Our courses can be tailored to your unique training requirements, whatever the size or shape of your company.
Train At Any Location
Whether at one of our training centres or on-site at your own premises, you choose the training location that’s best for you.

Our 5* Reviews

“Great training facilities and great instructor. Richard the training instructor is exceptional and his expertise and methods of training are second to none”

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“Been training with Richard from Apple Group, really good training. Would highly recommend Apple Group”
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“Fantastic training made interesting and enjoyable”
Lewis Beeson
“Cracking trainer, very informative, highly recommended”
Robert Lee
“Richard was excellent and we really enjoyed the training. Thanks”
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Contact Us

For more information about the course content or to book our Height Rescue and Evacuation Training Course, get in touch today on 0113 257 3222, info@applegroup.co.uk, or fill in the enquiry form. For a more detailed quote on cost, group bookings, or Height Rescue Train the Trainer Course, please contact us and we aim to beat any equivalent quote.

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    Additional Resources

    Working at height PDF


    Generic height Procedure PDF


    Rescue Plan