Train the Trainer Rescue at Height and Evacuation

Train the Trainer Height Rescue and Evacuation Course

Our CPD-accredited Rescue at Height and Evacuation Train the Trainer Course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to professionally train others in how to perform a rescue of a casualty suspended at height.

Duration: Two days. However, if the learner has previous evidence and certification on the use and inspection of fall arrest harnesses and rescue at height, then the Train the Trainer element can be completed in one day.

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Course Overview - Why Take This Course?

The Rescue at Height and Evacuation Train the Trainer course will teach learners how to perform a rescue of a casualty suspended at height.

Learners will also be equipped with a range of training methods and skills that will enhance their abilities as a trainer.

We specialise in training others to use rescue kits such as GOTCHA original kit, IKAR controlled descent device, Petzl I’D double brake descender, plus many more.

By the end of the Rescue at Height and Evacuation Train the Trainer course delegates will have learned the skills necessary to train others on the use of their height safety rescue kit.

Course Aims & Objectives

Course Content

Part 1 – Train the Trainer

  • Fundamentals for becoming a trainer
  • How to write and structure the training
  • Factors on developing your training skills
  • Effective training practices within the workplace


 Part 2 – Working at Height, Height Rescue & Evacuation

  • Introduction to the relevant legislation
  • Planning for work at height
  • Identify safe access and egress, and system of work at height for a rescue
  • Hazards and dangers whilst carrying out a rescue at height
  • The importance of an anchor point selection
  • The importance of inspection, care and maintenance of rescue equipment
  • The implications of being suspended in a harness and the importance of rescue provision when working at height
  • Have a basic understanding of the different approaches to rescue and how the rescue kit fits into a hierarchy of options, example planning and the emergency services’ responsibility
  • The importance of personal safety whilst carrying out the rescue
  • Post-rescue care and handover to a competent first aider or the emergency services
  • Identification of the components for the rescue kit and the strengths and limitations when using a height safety rescue kit
  • Ability to assess the situation and select the appropriate safe method of height safety recovery techniques

Practical Element

Demonstrate the skills required to train others on the rescue and evacuation of a casualty suspended at height from a fall.

This part of the course will demonstrate to the operative the following procedures when using the equipment as below. The operative will be required to participate in the full use of the equipment.

  • How to wear a safety harness correctly
  • Single fall arrest lanyards use and inspection
  • Fall arrest blocks
  • Select, pre-use inspect, set up and use a rescue system that is suitable for the task
  • Management of a casualty
  • Deployment of the rescue kit from a position of safety and attachment to a casualty
  • Rescue a casualty suspended following a fall
  • Rescue a casualty who is incapacitated at height from sudden sickness or injury
  • Use of the rescue kit to lower a casualty to the ground


This course is accredited through Apple Group for 3 years. Candidates successfully completing this training course will receive a certificate that may be used as evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within your industry.

Course Location

We can deliver the Rescue at Height and Evacuation Train the Trainer course onsite or at one of our training partner locations in the UK.

If you would like to book this course onsite or at one of our training locations in the UK, please contact us for more information.

Meet The Expert

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

Why Choose Apple Group TRAINING?

Accredited Courses
Our training courses are certified to the highest standard. All of our training courses have been developed by highly qualified health and safety professionals in accordance with HSE standards and guidance.

Experienced Trainers
We have over 20 years of experience providing training and consultancy to a wide range of industries across the UK including construction, manufacturing and education.

Tailored to You
Our courses can be tailored to your unique training requirements, whatever the request.

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

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Richard Clarke

As a complete novice, plenty was learned on the day

John Harris

Very good course, learned a lot on the safe use and operating procedure.

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For more information about the course content or to book our Height Rescue and Evacuation Train the Trainer course, get in touch today at 0113 257 3222,, or fill in the enquiry form. For a more detailed quote on costs, group bookings, individual open courses, or Train the Trainer courses, please contact us and we aim to beat any equivalent quote.

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