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Access & Rescue School: Safety at Height and Confined Space (SHACS) Level 1

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Course Overview

This course is designed for persons who are expected to work at height. Giving delegates a knowledge of equipment and techniques for providing security when working at height using work restraint and fall arrest techniques.

The course sits within the Working at Height Regulations 2005 and BS 7985.

This course is usually presented at the Access & Rescue School in Exeter, however for larger groups it can be presented at various locations within Devon and Somerset. Each venue has the following facilities:

  • Pitched roof (suitable for roof ladder)
  • Railing or similar for lanyard demos
  • Raking ladder or similar for life lining exercises (belay point must be above)
  • Training tower with balcony for pitch/re-pitch rescue, with suitable anchors and space to demonstrate emergency lowering

Who is this course for?
This is an entry level course for emergency responders who have to work at height, in conformance with the Working at Height Regulations 2005.

Course requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Medically fit and healthy

Course content

  • Legislation
  • SHACS equipment use and capability
  • SHACS operational procedures
  • Anchor points
  • Rooftop safety
  • Work restraint
  • Fall arrest
  • Suspension trauma

Continuous practical assessment, written assessment and team assessment

All persons who successfully complete the practical and written test will receive a Certificate of Attendance and a site Identity Card, valid for three years.

2 day

Price per delegate
Please call Red One for further information onĀ 01392 444773

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