Tower Crane Operator Rescue Training

Course Description

This hands on practical course for people who work on tower cranes or tall structures, to enable them to evacuate or rescue another person.

Tower Crane Rescue training course is intended for people who may be required to rescue and/or evacuate a casualty from tower cranes or other tall structures e.g. cab, crane structure, ladder, walkway, or where a casualty is suspended from a lanyard after a fall.

This practical course gives candidates the skills in how use heightec’s ROTOR constant rate descender device (CRD) system to rescue a casualty to the ground. Raising or lowering techniques can be employed using the ROTOR Rescue System to allow movement to a safe descent location.

Includes information on anchor point selection, identification of safe descent paths, care of casualty and how to correctly handle a casualty who has been suspended in a harness and risks associated with harness suspension.

Practical exercises on the Tower Crane Rescue course includes the fitting of a full body harness, use of fall protection lanyards, casualty harness and stretcher fitting as well as the use of a rescue extension pole. 

This training is all completed in a simulated environment.  No real life persons are used for this training. 

Who Should Attend; 

Anyone who may be required to rescue and/or evacuate a casualty from tower cranes or other tall structures e.g. cab, crane structure, ladder, walkway, or where a casualty is suspended from a lanyard after a fall.

Course Requirements; 

A four person ERT (Emergency Response Team) is required for tower crane operator rescue. Two must be first aiders, one must be a tower crane operator, and one winch operator. 

Course Duration; 

1 Day