Pole Top Rescue

Course Particulars

Course Code: WAHA/PU-PTR101

Duration: 1 Days

Student/Instructor Ratio: 8:1

Training Compliance: HSA, HSA, OSHA.

Working AT Height – Academy ™  are proud to introduce our Pole Top Rescue course for your convenience.

Course Aim

Pole Top Rescue Training is designed for persons undertaking maintenance and installation on wooden poles.  The course will provide participants with knowledge and practical experience to enable them to undertake rescues on wooden poles.

Course Aims & Objectives:


  • To Provide the knowledge, Skills & Attitude for Safe Rescues from Wooden Poles.

Objectives / On completion of the course the participant will be able to                  

  • Carry out a Pre-Rescue Risk Assessment.
  • Perform the correct steps of safe rescue.
  • Perform specific Rescue tasks competently to a recognised standard.
  • Identify ergonomic factors associated with their work activities.

Course Content:

  • Hazards Associated with Work at Height / Case Studies
  • Use of Rescue Equipment / Manufacturers’ Instructions
  • Rescue Protocol
  • Suspension Syndrome
  • Pole Strength
  • Casualty Care
  • Practical Rescues

 Course Location:

Working at Height Group delivers training at client’s locations across Ireland, UK and international locations.

Delegate Course Prerequisite: Manual Handling & First Aid,

(Ireland: Safepass, NI: CSR, UK: CSCS, USA: OSHA10)

Course Certification:

On successful completion of this course learners will receive a Pole Tope Rescue Certificate of Competency from Working at Height Limited.

Certification Duration:

Certificate is electronic and valid for 3 years; it contains a unique Customer Number ensuring full traceability and verification.

Course Duration:

This Course is a one-day course

Course Delivery Method:

Delivery Method:

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Videos
  • Discussions
  • Theory Assessment
  • Scenario Based Practical Demonstrations & Assessment

Training Materials:

All Delegates will be given;

  • Working at Height Group Online Portal Access
  • Working at Height Group Student Manual.


Participants are required to complete a short multiple-choice assessment & practical lifting demonstration.

Why Working at Height Limited?

Competence: Working at Height Instructors hold over 50 years’ experience combined.

Quality Assurance: Working at Height Limited are a Quality Assured Training Provider (QATP).

 All our trainers having completed the following:

  • QQI Level 6, EQF 5 Train the Trainer
  • Ofqual – Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector (QCF)
  • Agored Cymru – Level 3 Train the Trainer Award (TSW)
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