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Emergency Rescue and Recovery

Next Available Course: Upon Request

Duration: 1 Day

Validation: 3 Years

Awarding Body: National Occupational Standards

Price per course (max 6): £1508 +VAT


The Emergency Rescue and Recovery course is valid for 3 years and provides delegates with a thorough understanding and insight into being a member of a confined space rescue team. This course develops delegates into competent personnel, who will be able to deliver advanced confined space rescues and adapt their rescue skills in a dynamic situation.


Essential equipment for confined space working should include:

  • Breathing apparatus (space sets/airline/SCBA)

  • Entry and exit logs

  • Portable lighting (intrinsically safe/ATEX approved)

  • Communications (radios)

  • Multi-gas monitors

  • PPE (helmet, gloves, harness, RPE etc)

Learning Outcomes

  • Upskilled employees and contractors - better knowledge and confidence for working in high risk confined space environments

  • Better prepared - delegates will be able to identify high risk confined space entry points and response in the event of an incident or emergency

  • Specialist knowledge - such as how to operate escape breathing apparatus and undertake self and assisted rescue plans

  • Rescue techniques - will be able to undertake self and assisted rescue techniques

  • Equipment use - understand how to operate a multi-gas detector

  • Able to apply safe systems of work - implement best practice procedures

  • Increased capabilities - qualified employees and contractors

  • Legislation - hold a better insight into legalisation associated with confined space working


  • Identify and work in high risk confined spaces

  • Understand emergency decision-making model (dynamic situations)

  • Work safely and effectively as a rescue team member

  • Use gas detection equipment in hazardous atmospheres

  • Use safe systems of work for entry into confined spaces

  • Initiate basic life support procedures (CPR)

  • Diseases and personal hygiene associated with confined spaces

  • Course assessment

  • Identify dangers associated with confined spaces

  • Plan and implement rescue team operations

  • Understand the human respiratory system

  • Use personal protective equipment

  • Utilise various methods of communication

  • Practical exercises to National Occupational Standard

  • Awareness of the need for periodic examinations of equipment

Send Booking Enquiry

If you wish to send a booking enquiry or learn more about the Emergency Rescue and Recovery Course, please contact us today on 01482 398521 or

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