Rope Rescue Technician / Operator

Rope Rescue Technician / Operator

For people who want to gain practical rope rescue technician experience and competence

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at people who want to gain practical rope rescue technician experience and competence to work in industries such as the Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service (HART), Industrial rope rescue teams or to supplement existing skills such as IRATA.


This course is designed to meet the requirements necessary to carry out rope rescue activities in a variety of industries providing delegates with the key skills required to set up and manage efficient and safe rope rescue systems in a variety of environments including industrial, urban and natural settings.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, delegates will have gained a foundation knowledge into theoretical and practical rope rescue application including safe systems of working and setting up various complex rope systems using a variety of safety and rescue related equipment.

Delivery Method

A combination of classroom based activity, syndicate working and Presentation/demonstrations, mainly practical application. A wide range of video and photographic material is used to enhance the learning experience for delegates.

Assessment and Certification

Continued assessment process with practical assessments and written question paper leading to certification of competence on successfully completing the course.


5 days (40 hours)

Course Content

  • Current legislative overview including client specific working procedures
  • Application of suitable and sufficient knowledge of rescue equipment including selection, use, maintenance and cleaning of such equipment.
  • Rope rescue risk assessment process and control measures
  • Practice safe application of a range of technical rescue equipment
  • Rope rescue working systems including casualty access, retrieval and rescue
  • Fully redundant rope working systems
  • Basic casualty management during rope rescue

Alpha Training gave precise, well executed training throughout the day and the instructor was very knowledgeable and gave real life accounts. In understanding our business the instructor gave clear situations and scenarios that we may encounter. I personally would highly recommend Alpha Training to any company wishing to protect their work force by giving excellent training. The training received was the best hands on, practical Health & Safety training I have received in my 10 years of working career. Thank you.

Andrew Brett – Amey

Alpha have for a number of years now supplied various Health and Safety training courses to Carillion. During this time we have found their customer service to be excellent. The initial response to enquiry is prompt and the whole customer experience is first class right through to delivery. The trainers are very experienced, and obviously specialists in their field.

Carrillion Transport

Alpha never fail to deliver professional, high quality and cost effective safety training – this is why they are my number one choice in safety training providers.

Dan Williams – Network Rail

Alpha Training Safety Solutions have supported Morrison Utility Services in training and developing our people in the key skills required for the utility industry. They have provided us with an excellent service combined with a quality assured training delivery to support our employees. Morrison Utility Services invests heavily in training to ensure it employs highly skilled and competent people and Alpha has been a contributing factor to provide specific, relevant training and development.

Morrison Utility Services

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