Heights Rescue Training

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Heights Rescue Training Overview

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This 1 day Heights Rescue Training is designed to provide adequate training and instruction you are required to do under legislation, ensuring your workers are trained and skilled in basic Heights Rescue procedures.

Our 1 day Heights Rescue Training course has been constructed from collaboration of experiences across a variety of industries including rope access, mining, gas, telecommunications, tower work, construction, wind farms, emergency services and military.

This heights rescue course is designed to teach operators and employers how to effectively perform basic rescues (using a remote/non-contact rescue/escape technique) when a worker has fallen on a fall arrest system, needs to escape from heights or assisted rescue from heights due to an emergency and how to complete a rescue plan.

If you need a self/assisted escape technique or use fall arrest equipment such as, fall arrest lanyards, roof workers kits and self-retracting lanyards (SRLs) while working on structures like roofs and platforms this course is for you.

Note: This course can be contextualised depending on your site, equipment, policies and procedures.

Under Australian legislation Work Health and Safety Regulations 2017 NSW

Part 3.2 General workplace management

Duty to provide first aid

Provision of information, training and instruction

Duty to prepare, maintain and implement emergency plan

Provision to workers and use of personal protective equipment

Part 4.4 Falls Section 80

  • If a person conducting a business or undertaking provides a fall arrest system as a control measure.
  • The person must establish emergency procedures, including rescue procedures, in relation to the use of the fall arrest system.
  • The person must ensure that the emergency procedures are tested so that they are effective.
  • The person must provide relevant workers with suitable and adequate information, training and instruction in relation to the emergency procedures.

We’ll show you basic techniques, equipment, plans and most of all you’ll leave confident that you can SAVE A LIFE as a heights rescue operator!

Heights Rescue


What you will learn

  • The relevant statutory and regulatory authority requirements
  • The names and functions of equipment, components and materials
  • Perform rescue of a casualty from a fall arrest system using a proprietary pre-rigged system. eg. Skylotec Milan
  • Advise on equipment available to the general public.
  • Writing a rescue plan.

If you require more in-depth training or specialised rescue training please view our other rescue training courses or contact us for further information.

  • Examples of specialised rescue includes: Pick-off rescue, pole top rescue, EWP rescue and escape, tower rescue, rope rescue, wilderness rescue, ladder rescue, confined space rescue and vertical rescue.

Where can it take your career?

This training course is designed for those that may be required to do roles undertaking work at height and be able to perform basic rescues. This is suitable for individuals who are looking:

  • To perform basic rescues, for a worker who has fallen on a fall arrest system.
  • To formalise their qualifications to meet workplace and legislative requirements
  • To upgrade or refresh their skills to advance their careers
  • To use this unit of competency to complete a qualification

What are the Physical/Personal Requirements?

  • Physically, medically and mentally fit.
  • Able to lift and drag an 80kg dead weight approx 20 meters, conduct 5 heaves/pull ups, 30 push ups and able to operate at heights. Not be more than 120kg. Not have any medical conditions or phobias that may endanger yourself or other students including fear of heights or physical injury.

What are the Entry Requirements?

There are no prerequisites, however before making a booking students must:

  • Be 18 years or older (unless prior arrangements have been made).
  • Be able to clearly communicate (speak), read and write in English to a high standard.
  • Have proficient computer skills with internet access. Preferably access to a Laptop/Desktop with a good WiFi connection to download the pre-course Learner Guide/s.

What are the Assessment Requirements?

During the course students must complete both theory and practical assessments under the following conditions in order to be deemed competent:

  • Theory Assessment/s- Individual theory assessment (written and/or verbal) , which the student must get 100% in allotted time and attempts.
  • Practical Assessment/s- Individual practical assessment based on scenarios given by the assessor in which the student must complete in order to prove their understanding of the subject and overall competency.
  • Have a good attitude towards their training and overall safety.

NOTE: If a student is not successful in achieving a competent result for whatever reason, a re-booking or re-assessment fee will be applied depending on their short comings of their assessment/s.


1 Day approx. 4 hours face to face (with pre-course reading and study)


$5000 per group of 8 students.

Competencies Awarded:

  • PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation

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Term and Conditions

All courses are delivered in English

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