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High Angle Rescue Training

Course Location: SSM and on-site
Course Duration: 14  – 16 hours
Course Fee: $3449 group rate only
Class Size: Up to 8 (Min of 3 students to run the course due to practical component)
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing    


*Participant must verify they have received Fall Protection training within 3 years of taking this course

  • Participant must be in reasonably good physical condition as this course is physically demanding
  • Participant must be able to work well at heights

This course is designed for Emergency Response Team members or people who want to become part of an ERT.

This is not a medical course, and only focuses on rescue.

Course Description

This course is designed to give the participant the tools and the concepts to plan and execute a high (or low) angle rescue. The High Angle Rescue course provides students with the most modern technical knowledge and resource material. Documentation will be provided to the student to satisfy due diligence and local regulation compliance.

This course meets the criteria for accepted practices in OH&S training (ANSI Z-490. 1-2001) the highest standard in the industry.

Students will demonstrate their understanding throughout the course using written and practical skill assessments.

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to Fall Protection Systems
  • Pole top rescue
  • Tower rescue
  • Building/wall rescue
  • Powerline (Self-support lattice)
  • Self-rescue (Petzl EXO)
  • All aspects of what it takes to perform a safe effective rescue
  • Scene assessment and control
  • Proper preparation and execution of a rope rescue
  • Ropework (selection and care)
  • Rigging and knots
  • Hardware deployment and care
  • Developing a rescue team and plan
  • Extricating victims from a variety of situations
  • Setup of rigging under various conditions (weather, terrain)
  • The participant will perform different rescue options while using SCBA and other required equipment
  • The participants will perform self-rescue while using SCBA, and blackout hood
  • Theory test and review of test

The course outline can be modified and customized to meet the specific needs of your situation. When booking, a brief consultation will be required to meet your specific needs.

Manitoba Regulation

Persons working at a vertical height of 10 feet or more (Manitoba) or 8 feet or more (Federally) must implement fall protection programs in their workplace.