Height Rescue and Evacuation with Practical Participation

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 Height rescue 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 wo rked at height and has over 20 years of experience in the height sector..

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

All delegates must have previous experience off working at height including the use of a harness.

The training courses listed below are highly recommended that the delegate has completed and has also been awarded the correct certification in accordance with the law.

Work at height awareness.

Harness training with practical application.

If you do not have the above certification for the courses listed above then we can incorporate the additional training into the rescue and evacuation training course.


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 around the UK.

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.

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Meet The Expert

Richard Appleyard is a health and safety consultant with more than 20 years’ experience training companies and organisations across a wide range of industries.

Our trainers deliver easy-to-understand, enjoyable, engaging, and comprehensive training at the highest level, specialising in height safety and rescue.

Why Choose Apple Group?

Accredited Courses
This training course is 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 20 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.

We can come to you.

Our 5* Reviews

Very good training course, I was not aware of the legal implications and my responsibilities of height rescue. Myself and my work colleagues have a better understanding of the procedures that must be put in place as part of our working practice.

Ben Brooks

This was not the first course that Apple Group have provided training onsite. The course was very good, the trainer had to improvise on the procedure of height rescue, but he was very thorough and precise. Well done.

Kirk Edwardson

How to plan and execute a live rescue.

David McKinney

I will be able to help others who require rescue at height of an automated crane system that is used on industrial racking.

Hugo Lopes

I was slightly apprehensive as I have never performed a live rescue before, but the trainer explained everything in detail and he was very concise on the practical element on the training. I do agree that we should have a practice session at least every 3 months on the use of the Gotcha kit that we purchased inhouse.

Neil Edwardson

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    Additional Resources

    Working at height PDF


    Generic height Procedure PDF


    Rescue Plan