Rope Rescue Supervisor - Refresher and Revalidation

Who is this course for?

Emergency Services personnel who have successfully attended a Lyon Equipment Rope Rescue Supervisor course in the past three years. Those who have attended supervisor training with another provider are encouraged to attend the full five
day course.

Duration 3 days
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre, Tebay, Cumbria (Training may also be available at customer’s own venue)
Course Code LT39R
Cost Excl VAT £595

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This three-day course provides delegates with the opportunity to refresh and develop their Rope Rescue Supervisor skills and knowledge and to undertake assessment leading to revalidation of their certificate.
The course will re-visit all aspects of our Rope Rescue Supervisor course while also covering any developments or changes in legislation, equipment or technique that have occurred since the previous assessment.
Rescue scenarios in both the natural and built environment are included, providing delegates with multiple opportunities to refresh their Supervisor skills and prepare for assessment.

Rope Rescue Refresher Courses


Due to the nature of the training candidates should confirm that they are medically fit and healthy prior to attending the course.
The minimum age of candidates is 18 years.

Course Content

The course includes both theoretical and practical training, with practical sessions taking place in our dedicated all-weather training facility at Tebay and at nearby ‘natural’ venues.
Selected scenarios will include the use of the Larkin Rescue Frame, where appropriate.
Student to instructor ratio will not exceed 4:1.

Each course will cover:

  • Refresh of knowledge, skills and rescue systems covered in the 5 day Supervisor course
  • Recent developments in legislation, equipment and rescue techniques
  • Refresh of methods of access to and from an incident site using working at height and basic rope access techniques. Various scenarios to include the following techniques:
  • Pick-off rescue
  • Raising a rescue load using simple and compound pulley systems Lowering a rescue load
  • Use of tensioned guiding lines and cableways
  • Restricted access rescues
  • Negotiating difficult edge transitions
  • Use of artificial high directional anchor


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 Rope Rescue Supervisor to a team of Rope 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.