The selection, inspection, setup and use of harness rescue/evacuation equipment
Please note that each rescue situation will be different, therefore we recommend that you have training on the specific equipment you will be using, based on your own Risk Assessment.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who may need to plan, implement or supervise a harness-based rescue for a casualty suspended in a harness after a fall
How Many Per Training Course?
Maximum 6 people
- Requirements for rescue (Work at Height Regulations 2005)
- Contents of rescue systems
- Site considerations (anchor points, drop zones, general observations)
- Pre-use inspections & function checks (including practical session)
- Setting up of equipment (including practical session)
- Using equipment for evacuation and rescue (including practical session)
This is a full day training course, typically 8.30am – 4.30pm
Courses held at our training centres include free hot and cold drinks, a quality lunch and free parking.
Please note all equipment has recommended weight restrictions and if there is a possibility that you exceed them please contact us for guidance as we regret you will not be allowed onto this course because of technical limits imposed by the equipment manufacturers.
You will need to bring suitable PPE including safety footwear, a hard hat, gloves and a hi-visibility vest or coat. Warm clothing should also be brought in cold weather.
PLEASE NOTE: You may be refused entry onto the course if you do not have the appropriate PPE
If successful, you will receive a Kingfisher certificate of competence detailing the specific equipment used during training and a photo ID card.
You must have attended either a Kingfisher Harness Foundation or an IPAF Harness course within the last five years. Specifically, you must be able to carry out a pre-use inspection of a full body harness and lanyard, and to correctly fit/adjust it.
You should also be aware of the difference between Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint, and the hazards associated with the use of common items of personal fall protection equipment.
This course is run in English, so you must be able to read and understand safety notices, course literature, test questions and answers, verbal instructions and manufacturer’s technical literature.
This course involves a considerable amount of climbing and ‘over the edge’ activity, so you should also be reasonably fit and agile, in good health, with no uncorrected issues likely to endanger or hinder yourself, or anyone else at the training venue