Vertical Rescue Course

Conducted by our experienced vertical rescue technicians, this course is designed to train participants to safely undertake vertical rescue in a range of emergency situations in natural and man-made environments as well as providing the practical skills and knowledge required to supervise other team members undertaking vertical rescue in addition to planning and participating in first response rescues. 

An essential pre-requisite to attending this course is that you already have a recognised Safe Work at Heights qualification and practical experience of working at heights.

Face to Face

3 days


Enhanced Online


$1095 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: 3 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:

  • Casualty assessment and packaging

  • Breaking strains

  • Emergency management and inter-agency arrangements

  • Equipment characteristics

  • Operation of high lines (Span lines, Tyrolean etc)

  • Operational briefing and debriefing procedures

  • Organisational procedures for cleaning and discarding equipment in terms of environmental management and sustainability

  • Organisational procedures for operating vertical rescue equipment

  • Personal hygiene protocols

  • Principles of suspension trauma

  • Size-up/Reconnaissance techniques

  • Relevant legislation

  • Relevant WHS/OHS principles and practices

  • Safe working loads of equipment and safety factors

  • Signs and symptoms of operational stress

  • Vertical Rescue concepts and practices

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

  • Moving and erecting portable ladders

  • Climbing a tower or other structure using twin tail lanyards

  • Conduct a self-rescue while operating at heights

  • Participating in a rescue of a suspended casualty

  • Escort stretchers in raising and lowering operations
  • Establish, maintain and use rescue ascent and descent systems
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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