The Rope Rescue Operator course gives students a thorough introduction and grounding in all of the basic elements of work at height, rope access and rope rescue and prepares them for a role within a rope rescue team working under a rope rescue supervisor.

Students will be able to make themselves safe on roof tops, cliff tops and steel structures using a combination of safety connections. They will be able to reach casualties by ascending or descending rope access systems and construct a range of rescue systems appropriate to the situation.

The course is assessed by a written paper and practical tests throughout.

Course content meets the requirements of BS8454:2006.


Required Skills

Although you will be taught various skills on the course, some pre-course practice of simple skills to refresh your own capability will help you get the most out of the course. You should be able to tie the following knots:

  • Clove Hitch

  • Bowline (including a stopper knot)

  • Figure of Eight

  • Figure of Eight on the Bight

  • Rethreaded Figure of Eight

A number of web sites provide information about these knots. Please note that the final presentation of the knots shown on websites may differ slightly from those taught on course.

Further information on this is available in the Fire Service Vol 2 Safe Work at Height (2006) (Pgs 46-50).


Course Certification
& Coventry University

There are options on successful completion of this course to register it towards a Coventry University Diploma / Certificate in Specialist Rescue or contribution towards other higher education awards.

Further information will be provided at commencement of the course.

To obtain a full module descriptor in advance visit the below website and navigate to: CU Portal » Module Information Directory » Business, Environment and Society » Geography, Environmental Science and Disaster Management » Get Modules. Then click on 259GED for full diploma module information or 267GED for a Certificate module.

For more information Call 01248 601 546
or email


Rope Rescue Level One Operator

Days  - 5

Code - YRRO

Course - £915

Course with food and Accommodation - £1200

Dates & prices

Mon 26 Nov - Fri 30 Nov 2018
Mon 29 April - Fri 3 May 2019
Mon 20 May - Fri 24 May 2019
Mon 1 July - Fri 5 July 2019
Mon 23 Sept - Fri 27 Sept 2019
Mon 4 Nov - Fri 8 Nov 2019