Police Technical Rescue Supervisor

Who is this course for?

This course offers existing Police work at height Supervisors and/or Trainers with the opportunity to further enhance their technical rescue capability and capacity to supervise in demanding rescue situations.

Duration 5 days
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre
Course Code LT82 
Cost Excl VAT £880

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This course will provide the in-depth knowledge and skills to allow the candidate to identify, construct and supervise effective technical rescue solutions including the use of stretchers. The course takes place partly at off-site venues to facilitate appropriate skills development in the natural and built environments. This is an ideal course to consider for CPD purposes.

Police Officer Work At Height Training Course


This course is for serving Police Officers/Staff currently qualified as Police work at height instructors or at the Supervisor/Dispatcher level. Candidates must be medically fit and healthy.

Course Content

The course includes both theoretical and practical training, with the practical sessions taking place in our dedicated training facility at Tebay and may include ‘natural’ venues where appropriate.

Each course will cover:
   • Relevant legislation and its application to rope rescue
   • Management of the hazards and risks associated with rope rescue activities and associated control measures
   • Options for rescue – rescue methods compared
   • Command, control and communications for rope rescue operations
   • Methods of access to and from an incident site using working at height and rope access techniques
   • Rescue system analysis, anchor systems and application with rescue loads
   • Care, maintenance, inspection, lifespan and disposal of rescue equipment.
   • PPE Rescue system selection, application and supervision – with and without a stretcher for:
       o Pick-off rescues
       o Raising a rescue load using simple and compound pulley systems
       o Lowering a rescue load
       o Use of tensioned guiding lines
       o Negotiating difficult edge transitions
       o Use of artificial high directional anchors
   • Medical considerations during rescue, including suspension intolerance


The 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 taking the role of the Technical Rescue Supervisor to a team of Rescue 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.