Builder & Engineer Magazine

Emergency Rescue and Recovery Team

Outreach Rescue provide highly experienced, professional and well equipped Emergency Rescue and Recovery Teams (ERRT), holding all relevant qualifications to work in industrial
environments. The availability of an experienced rescue team ensures everyone working in a hazardous environment remains safe throughout the duration of the task, whether the task
involves Confined Spaces or Working at Height.

EACH Rescue team would usually consist of three personnel (more if required after Risk Assessment of Task), made up of rescue specialists with both technical and casualty care expertise gained through years of operational experience. The minimum standard of Casualty Care knowledge is FPOS Intermediate, with the added advantage of a HCPC Paramedic as part of the team.

We are totally self-sufficient, providing all technical, medical and communication equipment. For rescue cover in a Confined Space environment, all monitoring and Breathing Apparatus (EES and SCBA) is also provided.

Site Risk Assessment:
A visit prior to the date of task to gain experience of the planned work and to produce a Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAMS) to comply with on-site Health and Safety policy.

Confined Space Attendant:
To ensure each worker is properly equipped, with their location known in order to comply with regulations.

Standby Person:
The person in charge of the confined space, with all responsibilities including Permit to Work
and Control of Access.

Confined Space Rescue Team: Fully equipped team, at whatever level required, ensuring complete safety and evacuation cover for your workers. The team will have all rescue systems set up, installed and tested, prior to any tasks being initiated.

Casualty Care: To manage any incident and to provide appropriate treatment and evacuation in an efficient and clinical way at Paramedic level, prior to handing over to definitive medical care. Our rescue team members have extensive experience of operating in problematic environments. Dealing with casualties suffering from injuries or illness in such environments often requires treatment and evacuation to be simultaneous which is why the Outreach Rescue ERRT have rescue systems in place, prior to any chance of an incident occurring, as time is often at a premium.

Onsite Assistance:
The ability to interact with other site personnel to assist with safe systems whilst constructing our own Rescue plans, minimising personnel in risk areas for prolonged periods of time.

Health and Safety Monitoring:
Safety Advisors – we can provide independent site advice to help ensure safety procedures are in place and being followed and will liaise with all interested parties to help ensure compliance. Liaising with the onsite Contracts Manager or Health & Safety Officer the ERRT Team Leader/ Supervisor would not just provide a Risk Assessment for the rescue team but also provide continuous monitoring of the environment to ensure access is safe for team members and employees.

Team Qualifications and Experience:
• City & Guilds Medium Risk Confined Space 6105-52
• City & Guilds High Risk Confined Space 6105-53
• City & Guilds Emergency Rescue & Recovery of Casualties from Confined Space 6150-55
• City & Guilds Top Man in High Risk Confined Space 6150-54
• City & Guilds Level 3 Understanding planning, supervising and managing working at height.
• IRATA level 1, 2 & 3
• Rope Rescue Supervisor
• First Person on Scene Intermediate/ Advanced
• Hazardous Area Paramedics (HCPC registered) are available as team members if required
• Swiftwater Rescue Technicians (Advanced)
• Water Safety and Rescue

Tel: +44(0) 1248 601546

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