Duration: ½ Day.
Audience: All operators of man riding mechanical handling equipment.
Course Aim: To provide practical experience and education in the safe use of relevant equipment to enable a safe evacuation in the event of an emergency.
Introduction to the system and its applications
Maintenance & servicing procedures
Demonstrations of use by instructor
Selection of anchorage points
Practical low level descents
Practical high level descents
Protection of evacuees from below
Prerequisites: Reasonable level of health, fitness and aptitude.
Max. Ratio: 4 Delegates to 1 instructor.
Certification Expiry: The certificate is valid for a maximum of one year, subject to 6 monthly assessment of competence and confidence, to be conducted by a qualified instructor.
Throughout the course, the student will be continually assessed and expected to complete a written and practical examination. Only on successful completion of the whole course and examination will the candidate be issued with a certificate of competency.
This course is designed and delivered using BS8454 (code of practice for the delivery of training and education for work at height and rescue), IRATA international code of practice and equipment manufacturers technical instructions.