Police Officer Work at Height - Supervisor/Trainer

Who is this course suitable for?

Nominated Police Officers required to act in a Police work at height supervisor/Dispatcher but with an additional requirement to deliver work at height training utilising a range of equipment and techniques including rope access, work positioning and fall arrest.

Duration 5 days
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre
Course Code LT43i
Cost Excl VAT £880

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The course is designed to provide:

  • The ability to select and apply work at height techniques for specific specialist operational tasks such as complex environment protestor removal
  • The knowledge to identify how other access methods can be used and how to select and apply the most appropriate technique
    The skills required to supervise and perform rescues in areas/situations where specialist operators are most commonly tasked to operate
  • The ability to train others in the selection, use, care and maintenance of personal fall protection equipment required for operations at height

Police Officer Work At Height Training Course


This course is for Police Officers/Staff currently qualified as either Police work at height operators or supervisors. Entry onto this course may be by prior completion of the Lyon Police Operator or Supervisor course or evidence of a current equivalent level of competence. Experience of delivering training within the Police or a vocational training qualification is desirable but not essential. Candidates must be medically fit and healthy

Course content

The course includes the theoretical and practical components of the Police Work at Height – Supervisor course. Additionally, the course includes a 1-day trainer module during which candidates develop and demonstrate their ability to deliver simple work at height training to other course attendees.

Each course will include:

  • Relevant legislation and its application to rope rescue
  • Care, maintenance, checking, inspection, lifespan and disposal of equipment
  • PPE system selection, application and supervision to include:
    • Work restraint systems on roofs
    • Work Positioning and fall arrest including rescue systems
    • Advanced rigging, System Analysis & Safety Factors
    • Pick-off rescues
    • Raising a rescue load using simple and compound pulley systems
    • Lowering a rescue load
    • Solutions for negotiating difficult access & egress operational issues
  • Use of artificial high directional anchors
  • Management of the hazards and risks associated with Police rope activities and associated control measures
  • Command, control and communications for rope operations
  • Medical considerations during rescue, including suspension intolerance


The course assessment is by short written test, assessed observations and practical assessment by Lyon staff. The course will culminate in a multi-activity, scenario-based assessment under simulated operational conditions, with candidates taking the role of the Police Rope Access Supervisor to a team of Operators.


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.