Posted: 25 Apr '17

What is High Angle Rescue Training?

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What is Fall Rescue and High Angle Rescue Training?

Working in an elevated environment can be dangerous. Work sites that involve interaction with towers and other high structures need to take the safety precautions necessary to ensure their workers are prepared for the case of a fall. Fall rescue training, or high angle rescue training, refer to the same course for teaching how to rescue a co-worker who has fallen and is suspended at height. High angle rescue training is effective and can save lives.

What does the course involve?

The high angle rescue training course begins with the fundamentals of rescue theory. Equipped with proper background knowledge, the course then moves to planning a rescue. Real life experience with ropes, knots, and other rescue equipment is given to ensure proper use and maintenance of the equipment. A mixture of practical knowledge and hands-on practice will teach you how to safely get a suspended co-worker down to the ground. The training facilities contain towers and equipment to effectively recreate any work environment, allowing the best real-world translation of skills. By the end of the training course, you will be able to act with confidence in the event of an accident.

The importance of training

Structured on the National Association of Tower Erectors Fall Protection and Rescue Standard Training Document, this high angle rescue training course contains all of the theory and practice you will need to be certified. As suspension trauma can seriously injure or kill in a matter of minutes, being prepared for an accidental fall is of the utmost importance. As many work sites across Canada do not have immediate access to emergency services, having yourself and your crew trained for rescue is a huge asset. Successful completion of training, which includes hands-on demonstrations and a theory test, will result in a certificate that lasts for 3 years.

MI Safety can accommodate you or your group in a range of ways, allowing for varied class sizes and course formats depending on need. The high angle rescue training course can also be customized to your particular industry for maximum applicability. If you are in an industry such as mining, telecommunications, oil and gas, or are a ski lift operator, contact MI Safety to schedule your high angle rescue certification.

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