ZGT-05 Tower and Mast Rescue

This practical course is aimed at people who must perform rescues of colleagues from outside protected areas on towers/masts, pylons or similar structures using abseil or fixed-rate descent equipment.

Key Features

Course Duration1 day

Instructor Ratio6:1

Certification2 years

Course ApprovalARQIVA Version Available (ZGT-98)

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Who's it For?

This training is aimed at people who are responsible for using personal fall protection equipment that may leave them or their colleagues in suspension requiring rescue.

What's Included?

  • UK legislation and best practices for work at height rescue
  • Hazards associated with work at height rescue
  • Selection of rescue equipment
  • Access and anchor systems for rescue
  • Management of suspension intolerance (pre- syncope)
  • Pre-use inspection of tower rescue equipment
  • Assisted lower and descent rescue practical skills
  • Rescues while supported by work positioning equipment
  • Use of taglines and cableways to avoid obstructions

Any Requirements?

Valid climbing qualification such as ZGT-88 and a suitable first aid qualification for all people performing workplace rescue.

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