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A person conducting a business or undertaking who implements a fall-arrest system as a measure to control risk must establish emergency and rescue procedures

The procedures must be tested so that they are effective. Workers must be provided with suitable and adequate information, instruction and training in relation to the emergency procedures.

This one day programme is designed to complement the “Safe Work at Heights” course.  On that course you were instructed regarding the need for a rescue system, and should have either participated or observed an overhead rescue take place.  On this course we provide you with training in numerous heights rescue systems, and have you physically participate in a practical rescue scenarios using each of these systems.  By the end of the day, you will be competent to implement a heights safety rescue procedure on your work site.

Typical rescue scenarios:

  • EWP Self Rescue using an AUTO descender system
  • OVERHEAD rescue using a GOTCHA  & ROLLGLISS rescue kits
  • POLE TOP rescue, using a Gotcha Pole Top Rescue Kit

Having rescued a work mate, we must assume that as a result of the fall, that person has suffered an injury.  Therefore you must be able to provide first and aid and CPR at the scene.


1 Day from 7:30am – 3pm at our Villawood Training Centre

Courses commence at 0730am and you need to check in at 0720am please.

Student Ratio

1 Trainer to 6 students


  • Current nationally accredited Safe Work at Heights certificate

Training Day

  • In the morning we will complete a classroom presentation detailing your responsibilities regarding heights rescue under current legislation and a thorough briefing on all of the rescue systems you will be using on the day.
  • Upon completion of the classroom session, the rest of the day will be spent on the training deck observing and participating in numerous rescue situations

Certificate of Attainment

Successful participants will receive a certificate of attainment and plastic card with:

PUASAR022 Participate in rescue operations

Issued through RTO Safety Training,  RTO #40992


This training is via group bookings only, with a maximum group number of SIX.

Group cost is $1650 GST Free at our training centre

 Each attendee needs to already have the pre requisites above to attend.

Please review the Heights Code of Practice regarding rescue Managing-the-risk-of-falls-at-workplaces-COP

Course Attendance Letter

This training can earn participants Continuing Professional Development points (CPD).  For more details click here