Rope Operations & Rescue Training Courses
Rope rescue training from Rescue 3 Europe is based upon years of experience, robust testing, and the latest research. Our instructors haven't just read the book - very often, they wrote it! We ensure that instructors are kept up to date with the very latest techniques and principles.
We offer the appropriate level of courses in your operational environment, dealing with the challenges that emergency responders face on a daily basis. We offer rope rescue courses in both urban and wilderness environments, confined space training, and rope access courses for the full range of industrial and wind turbine settings.
Safe Working at Height (SWAH)
The Safe Working at Height (SWAH) course provides insight into the dangers that workers face when working at height and the current legislation in this area. Often, workers are faced with working at height during their jobs. Employment regulations clearly state that this must be done safely. During this course, students will learn how to properly use a variety of fall arrest resources, such as harnesses, lines, lanyards and industrial fall arresters. The course covers, in detail, how these resources should be used in lifts, ladder trucks, and with a roof set, as used by fire services.
Co-Worker Rescue at Height (CWRH)
Everyone who works at height may be faced with a colleague who has fallen and is hanging helplessly in his fall protection system. The Co-Worker Rescue at Height (CWRH) course teaches participants to deal with that situation. Using simple techniques and industry standard equipment, you will learn how you can free a colleague from a dangerous situation after they have dropped into their fall arrest system. The rapid release of this trapped person must be your highest priority, to prevent further injury. In accordance with the law on working conditions and the consequent duty of care, an employer is required to prepare employees for this possible scenario. Generally, with a few simple tools, this problem can easy be solved.
Wind Turbine Operator (WTO)
The Wind Turbine Operator (WTO) course is for workers operating in and on wind turbines. Wind turbines pose some special challenges: they are often in rural areas and/or are difficult to reach. Within wind turbines, workers face further challenges: workers are working in pairs or small groups, in difficult to reach and potentially confined spaces, where a rescue is a challenging task for co-workers and/or fire and rescue services. Therefore, people need to work as safely as possible at all times, following EU standards, national laws and regulations, and company-specific standards and procedures. Due to its international relationships, where instructors face these challenges from different perspectives (safe working, fire and rescue), Rescue 3 Europe has developed the Wind Turbine Operator course to help organisations maintain high safety standards at all times. Rescue 3 Europe provides an agreed international certified training program to their training providers and instructors, to help them provide up to date information in this rapidly growing market of renewable energy.
Rope Access for Emergency Responders (RAFER)
The Rope Access for Emergency Responders (RAFER) course is aimed at members of technical rope rescue teams who want to become proficient in rope access techniques. This course is specifically aimed at emergency services and not for industrial technical rope rescue. Although there are similarities to IRATA training, there is an important difference, namely that this course only teaches skills that are of interest for emergency services without requiring logged hours, where IRATA focuses on technical rope rescue for industry. For technical rope rescue team and team members who actually want to perform rescues using ropes, the RAFER course is a good foundation for their individual skills. For a course on team-based rescue techniques using tripods, stretchers, horizontal spans etc, take a look at the Rescue 3 Rope Rescue Technician course.
Rope Rescue Operator (RRO)
The Rope Rescue Operator (RRO) course introduces the knowledge and skills required by personnel to operate safely and effectively during rope rescues and be an active part of a rope rescue team working under the supervision of Rope Rescue Technicians.
Rope Rescue Technician (RRT)
The Rope Rescue Technician (RRT) course covers concepts and techniques to enable small teams to undertake technical rope rescues. A building block approach is used throughout the course so that candidates can progress from key concepts through to the rigging and operation of full systems for raising, lowering and highline rescues.
Rope Rescue Technician Advanced (RRTA)
The Rope Rescue Technician Advanced (RRTA) course is for rope rescue team members who already have completed a comprehensive basic training and want to continue to specialise. This training continues where the RRT course finishes. The RRTA course examines advanced technical solutions. It elaborates on the use of multi-pods, monopod and A-frames, various configurations of steep, diagonal and horizontal spans, the use of multiple track lines in highline operations, industrial lead climbing, loads and forces, incident management and scenario training. This training is consistent with NFPA 1670 and 1006 standards for technician level.