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Undertake Vertical Rescue (Tower Rescue)


The most critical aspect of vertical / tower rescue is to be able to conduct a rescue efficiently, effectively and safely.

Time is always of the essence to ensure a victim hanging in a harness does not suffer from potentially fatal Orthostatic Intolerance - clotting of the blood in the lower limbs.

To ensure a rescue is affected in an appropriate time frame we devise site-specific strategies that are easily remembered and rapidly applied.

There are many 'designer' rescue systems that are both very expensive and highly complex.  We avoid these systems and instead focus on the fact that most rescuers will not have regular and ongoing training.

This is gleemed from our 30 years practical experience including 12 years experience in a Police Rescue Team where we as a professional response team always embraced the K.I.S.S. principle.

This means that your rescue team will also be able to undertake a rescue confidently and quickly under even the most stressful conditions.

Course Objective:

To provide participants with the skills and knowledge to perform a basic rescue.

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course the learner will be able to:

  • Understand Australian Standards associated with Working at Heights and Vertical Rescue
  • Compliance with various State OH&S legislation to undertake vertical rescues
  • Work safely at heights if Australian Standards are followed
  • Identify workers safety requirements
  • State safety procedures for workers safety
  • Inspect equipment used for Working at Heights and Vertical Rescue
  • Access Towers
  • Carry out Tower Retrievals and Height Rescue

Course Content:

  • Occupational Health, Safety & Welfare Act & Regulations
  • Australian Standards for Working Safely at Heights
  • Equipment as used in Working Safely at Heights and correct use of all safety equipment
  • Height safety equipment construction, strengths and proper care
  • Attachment points
  • Temporary life line systems
  • Inspection of equipment
  • Inspection Record Cards
  • Correct fitting of equipment
  • Achieving safe access
  • Carry out Tower / Vertical Rescue


  • Practical and written assessment

Course Award:

  • Statement of Completion

Course Prerequisites:

  • Medical Certificate or employer certification that participant is fit to climb and work at heights
  • Successfully completed ‘Height Safety’ course

Fees and facilitation:

  • Courses are facilitated at client’s site where practical work will be completed
  • Courses attract additional costs for travel and accommodation
  • Fee per person is $220(+gst) (minimum 6 participants)
  • Course duration for 6 participants is 6 hours



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