Gotcha Rescue Training

Our Gotcha Rescue module is designed to make operatives fully conversant in the operation of the Gotcha Rescue Kit and its various modes of use. The course will enable candidates through theoretical and practical training to use the Rescue Kit in a variety of realistic locations and environments to rescue a fallen suspended worker.

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Course Content:

  • Risks associated with working at height
  • Legislative requirements
  • Best practice for work at height
  • Planning work - safe system of work
  • Selection, maintenance and storage of Personal Fall Protective Equipment PFPE
  • Correct fitting and use of equipment
  • Pre and post use checks of equipment
  • Safe use of various fall protection systems – work restraint, fall arrest, work positioning and inertia reel
  • Rescue Planning
  • Suspension trauma
  • Managing rescues
  • Basic rescue principles and techniques
  • Rigging requirements
  • Operation and limitations of the Gotcha Rescue Kit
  • Safe use of fall protection systems
  • Rigging for rescue
  • Rescue from open framed structure
  • Rescue from platform
  • Casualty management

Assessment of Course:

Candidates will be assessed through observation of practical skills. Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate will be provided to the candidate and will be valid for one year.


Delegate Requirements:

Delegates must be competent in working at height. Courses are of a strenuous nature; therefore a good level of fitness is advised and candidates must be medically fit. Delegates attending this course must have a good understanding of verbal and written English language.  We can accommodate any candidiates with special needs providing we are advised at time of booking.


Duration: One day

Delegate Numbers: Maximum 8