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Strong demand for rescue training

22 July 2016

Over the past 12 months, work at height training company Eurosafe Solutions has reported a huge increase in demand for its rescue services, from both contractors and public sector organisations.

Andy Jennings, training manager at Eurosafe Solutions, said: “This rise in demand is largely due to companies recognising that they can’t rely solely on the emergency services, as outlined in HSE guidance, but also because they are taking a responsible approach to ensuring the welfare of employees and contractors.  Fall protection equipment is designed to arrest a fall, but what happens next could be fatal if an individual and their colleagues do not receive appropriate rescue training. One thing that is certain – our rescue training can save lives.”

Eurosafe Solutions’ Rescue from Height course includes both theory and practical skills – starting with an overview of the regulations relating to safe working practices, as well as covering essential health & safety and first aid procedures. The full day course also includes instruction on the correct use of rescue equipment for employees that work with fall arrest equipment including fall protection systems.

All Eurosafe Solutions’ training courses can be provided either at customers’ own premises or at the company’s purpose-built training centre in Sheffield. The centre has some of the best facilities for work at height training in the UK, including a number of indoor roofing rigs where practical demonstrations and assessments take place for the safe use of fall protection systems. 

Andy Jennings, explains: “Our training courses are designed to ensure businesses are compliant and risks to workers are being minimised.  There really is no reason why all workers who operate at height do not receive rescue training – it’s an essential part of maximizing safety.”

Eurosafe Solutions has a dedicated training website which gives an overview of the content, length and price of each course, as well as details about certifications that can be achieved. The website also provides information about the purpose built training centre and options for on-site training and venue hire.