Drill Rig Rescue Course

Conducted by our experienced drill rig rescue technicians, this course is designed to train participants to safely climb and work on drill rig structures as well as perform rescue and first aid on a suspended fallen worker. It is a legal requirement that when working on drill rigs and similar structures that workers are able to perform, when required, a rescue. This training is practically oriented and designed to develop skills and confidence in practising various rescue and casualty management techniques in a safe manner. Any person who climbs drill rigs, masts, or similar structures or is required to provide rescue coverage on a drill rig should attend this course.

It is recommended that participants on this course hold a RIIWHS204E Work Safely at Heights qualification prior to attending; as this course includes advanced concepts and a solid understanding of height safety concepts is essential to effective participation in this course.

Face to Face

2 days


Enhanced Online


$645 per person

Contact us for corporate / group pricing options.


Competency Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the following statement of attainment:

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by Intrinsic Safety Training (ABN 61 135738856).

Allens RTO Third Party Delivery

Course Delivery Details

Course Duration:
  • Face to Face: 2 days full face to face course
Course Delivery Options

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an Intrinsic Safety Training or Third party facility.

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations are reflective of group sizes between 4 and 15 students. 

If there are less students in a group course duration may be reduced by a maximum of 10%. 

Therefore, if a class size exceeds 15 students it may  be necessary to increase course duration.

Payment Terms

Individual bookings require payment upfront or at time of booking.

Group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and Intrinsic Safety Training.

Refund Policy

Please refer to our refund policy.

Course Content and Assessment

The course includes the following topics:

  • Legislation and guidance material
  • Risk assessment and hazard control
  • Equipment and systems and how to apply them in a drill rig rescue situation
  • Ladder safety
  • Suspension trauma management
  • Developing and testing rescue plans
  • Use of work positioning and other techniques to provide mobility during rescue
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Selection and establishment of anchor points
  • Emergency communication and rescue planning
  • Attached climbing and work positioning techniques
  • Abseil descent and self-rescue techniques
  • Vertical rescue techniques on an unconscious suspended casualty
  • Mechanical advantage haul and lowering systems
  • Inspection, set-up, and use of pre-rigged rescue systems
  • Casualty management and care
  • Fallen worker retrieval and rescue techniques
Physical Requirements

Students will have to carry out various physical practical exercises. Therefore students should be capable of conducting the following activities:

  • Correctly fitting a harness
  • Climbing fixed ladders
  • Climbing a rig or other structure using twin-tail lanyards
  • Using a pre-rigged system to rescue a suspended casualty
  • Using a Controlled Rate Descent (CRD) device to rescue a suspended casualty
Assessment Components

Both practical (tasks and scenarios) and written theory assessments will be conducted during face to face training sessions.

Student Information

Students undertaking this course will have to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this course

Personal Safety
  • Personal safety equipment must be provided by/for the student and worn during training

Venue Information/Catering

Students attending courses at our venues must provide:

  • Lunch (cafes operate within or close to all of our training venues)

  • Appropriate clothing (preferably long pants and closed footwear)

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Handbook.

Identification Requirements

Students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

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