Specialist Rescue: Technical Knowledge for Middle Managers | Outreach Rescue

Specialist Rescue: Technical Knowledge for Middle Managers | Outreach Rescue

This course enables those responsible for overseeing rescue operations to develop a comprehensive overview of the risks, skills, regulations and legislation influencing specialist rescue in a variety of different physical environments.

Students are introduced to the methods employed to keep operators safe whilst working at height, before applying a selection of these systems to observe and assist in practical rescues from confined spaces and positions on steelwork using rope rescue systems and wire winches. Students are then introduced to water dominated environments where they are able to examine practically the different levels of response associated with flood response and water rescue.

Finally they are introduced to the issues surrounding wide area and urban search management and are provided with theoretical and practical elements to help appreciate issues on the ground.

The course is assessed by a written paper and a course work book.

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Course dates and prices
Days Date from Date to Cost Code
4 Dates Available on Request 2017/18 £710 course only £890 with food and accommodation YSREOA
Essential Reading

The Outreach Specialist Rescue Technical Knowledge and its Application for Middle Managers Course Manual and notes are considered as essential reading for successful completion of the course, and will be provided for you.

Recommended Reading

You should review your organisation's documents that relate to working at height and rope rescue. Documents that you may encounter include:

  • Risk Assessments (generic, site or task specific)
  • Safe Systems of Work or Method Statements
  • Internal training guides or handbooks for working at height
  • Standard Operating Procedures

On the course you are going to become familiar with a range of equipment used for working at height. Each type of equipment has a manufacturer's instruction for use and it is good practice to read up on the equipment before using it.

There are numerous manufacturers' websites that contain information and you should visit them to improve your awareness of what equipment is available to use and its potential application.

Technical Rescue Magazine
Fire Service Manual Vol 2 – Safe Working near, on or in water
Fire Service Vol 2 - Safe Work at Height
The Work at Height Regulations (2005) as amended – a brief guide
Inspecting fall arrest equipment made from webbing or rope
Course Certification and Coventry University

There are options on successful completion of this course to register it towards a Coventry University Diploma / Certificate in Specialist Rescue (subject to an additional assignment) 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 282GED for full diploma module information or 284GED for a Certificate module.

Medical forms

All course participants have to complete a medical form. This form should be with us ahead of the course.

The information you provide is treated confidentially.

You can download a blank medical form by clicking on the link below. You may have already had access to one via the Fire Service College. It should be returned when completed and signed by fax (01248 602435) or by post.

Medical form
Dietary or Special Requirements

Any dietary requirements should be indicated on your medical form prior to the start of the course. If you have any other special requirements please contact us as early as possible.

Equipment and Clothing to bring with you

This course is outdoor based and you must provide gloves for rope working and boots - though there is no requirement for any other specialist clothing or equipment - this will be provided for the duration of the course.

The weather in North Wales is heavily influenced by the mountains and it can be wet, windy and cold when outside, so bring warm waterproof clothing with you.

For delegates from the Emergency Services, there is no requirement to bring service uniform with you.

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