Rescue from Height Training

Our Rescue from Height Training Courses

What is your Rescue Plan for Working at Height?

When working at height accidents may happen, it is an essential part of the planning and assessments of such work that an emergency rescue plan is in place in case of a fall or an accident.

It is the responsibility of the owner or employer that the plan is in place and that all who need to be, are suitably trained to rescue from height.

Which rescue kit will suit my needs 

Rescue equipment needs to be easy to operate when under pressure and fit a multitude of requirements to fit your site.  This may be a self lowering harness, self lowering lifeline or rope based rescue system. An assessment of your site will dictate which is the most viable option.  Please contact our team for more information on 01785 850333 or info@arcoservices.co.uk

Why do I need Rescue Training?

HSE industry guidance 401 (rev 2) states that “you must plan for emergencies and rescue”. Regulations stipulate that we should not rely on the emergency services to carry out our rescues. They also may not have the skills required to carry our your rescue. The time that it may take them to get to you may be the difference between life or death for your casualty.

Working at Height is one of the main causes of work based injuries and resulted in 38 people losing their lives in 2013-2014. Suitable training will make your rescue more efficient, more effective and will increase safety for both rescuers and casualties

 

Suspension Syncope/Suspension Intolerance

A body suspended in a vertical position will suffer from blood pooling in the legs, draining the blood and therefor the oxygen from the brain. The symptoms of suspension syncope will start affecting the brain within 4 to 20 minutes.

All those ‘working at height’ must be trained in how to recognise, manage and prevent suspension syncope.

The rescue needs to be carried out as soon as possible to prevent the onset of the condition. A perfect rescue will be done as quickly as possible but as slow as is necessary to ensure the safety of both casualty and rescuer.

The current HSE guidance on treatment of the condition is that the casualty should be placed in the recovery position and normal principles of first aid applied.

Once rescue of a suspended casualty has been successful relevant first aid treatment should be provided.

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