Fire and Rescue Service Height Pack – Supervisor / Team Leader

Who is this course for?

Fire and Rescue Personnel who have already attended the FRS Height Pack Operator course and are now required to fulfil the role of Supervisor / Team Leader when using their brigade’s Height Pack for specific height-based operations and rescues.

Duration 3 days
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre (training may also be available at customers’ own venue)
Course code LT81
Cost Excl VAT £600

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This course builds on the skills covered in the Fire and Rescue Service Height Pack - Operator course (course code LT80) to further develop skills and knowledge and to provide candidates with sufficient knowledge, understanding and confidence to fulfil the role of Height Pack Supervisor / Team Leader. 

Ffire And Rescue Service Height Pack Team Leader Training Course


  • Candidates should have successfully attended the Lyon Fire and Rescue Service Height Pack - Operator course (course code LT80).
  • Due to the nature of the training, candidates are required to confirm that they are medically fit and healthy prior to commencing practical training.
  • The minimum age of candidates is 18 years.

Course Content

The course is includes both theory and practical sessions and will include scenario-based exercises conducted either in our dedicated training facility at Tebay or at a number of nearby ‘natural’ venues as appropriate.  Course candidates will be provided with a variety of opportunities to act in the Supervisor / Team leader capacity.  The programme can be adjusted to fulfil the specific technical requirements of the parent brigade.  Candidate to instructor ratio will not exceed 4:1 for practical sessions.

Each course will cover:

  • The principles of the Work at Height Regulations and other relevant legislation including Confined Spaces Regulations
  • The requirement to have a rescue plan
  • Inspection regimes and requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
  • Application of a risk assessed approach to working at height and in confined spaces  - factors to be taken into account and control measures
  • Review of Height Pack Operator skills and knowledge
  • Review of basic pulley systems and mechanical advantage
  • Selection and supervision of appropriate techniques using designated Height Packs and associated equipment for work at height and specific rescue operations including work restraint, belaying/life-lining a firefighter, lowering and raising a firefighter and emergency casualty extrication from height/confined spaces
  • Introduction to stretcher rescues
  • Introduction to tensioned line lowers
  • Medical considerations during work at height and rescue operations


Course assessment is by short written test and continuous practical assessment by Lyon staff.  The course will culminate in a multi-activity, scenario-based assessment under simulated operational conditions, with candidates acting in the role of Height Pack Supervisor / Team Leader.


A certificate of attendance and test and ID card record of training will be issued to successful candidates.  Certificate valid for three years from date of assessment.