Fixed Ladder Access and Rescue (Face to Face)

RSTC - 1048 - 1 day duration

Intended for

ANYONE who will be using typical plant access ladders (open and hooped) to climb on top of a building, maintain a silo top, enter a confined space at height etc.

Introduction

This course will provide the required level of competence to safely climb a fixed ladder and position themselves at the top. It will also cover the emergency rescue from a casualty at the top of a ladder where the climber is then in difficulty due to possibly passing out or another unexpected medical issue rendering it impossible to climb down the ladders.

This highly practical course will give confidence to the candidates in the safe use of fixed ladders and the use of equipment to facilitate a safe and controlled decent of a casualty

Core modules

  • The Working at height Regulations 2005
  • Safe systems of work
  • Methods of fall protection
  • Existing safe working platforms
  • Anchor identification and correct selection
  • Work restraint systems
  • Knowledge of fragile surfaces and different roof surfaces
  • Work positioning systems
  • Fixed and temporary fall arrest systems, e.g. MSA Latchways, 3M etc.
  • Fall arrest methods and understanding of suspension intolerance
  • Risk assessing, identification of hazards and planning the work
  • Rescue system and method of use
  • Temporary fall arrest and double lanyard use

Entry requirements

All candidates must have attended our (or equivalent) WAH Equipment User course (RSTC-1046F2F)

Must be fluent in spoken and written English

Need to be fit enough to work at height

Assessment method

Observed assessment and written end test

Course duration

1 day

Candidate ratio

1 : 6

Revalidation period

2 years

PERSONS PARTICIPATING IN THE PRACTICAL ELEMENT MUST BE PHYSICALLY FIT AND COMFORTABLE WITH WORK AT HEIGHT