Police Work at Height Leader Course

Emergency Services

Duration: 3 day

Cost: £600 plus VAT

Ratio: 1 to 6

Venue: Course delivered on site workplace

Description: This course is a specialised tactical based programme, based around a competent training and assessment programme. The course is specifically designed to ensure that standards are clearly identified for each work at height operator. Every team needs a leader who understands tactical responsibility surrounding the safety and welfare of their rope operators/officers.

This course is designed for leaders who will plan rope access operations.

 Techniques will cover removal tactics, working with fire arms at height and rapid escape tactics from hazardous situations. The course will cover urban rigging and rescue skills on a variety of structures.

Prerequisites: Police officers nominated for this course must be comfortable with heights; the minimum age is 18 years

Content of course:

  • planning for rope access – what’s involved in the planning
  • decision making processes and incident logging
  • liaising with incident command on tactical rope access
  • the rigging plan and briefing operators
  • risk assessment planning for training and operations
  • conducting team briefing/situational awareness, who needs to know what…
  • knowing which rope system to use
  • self-rescue planning for the rope operator
  • knowledge of maintaining key rope operator skill sets
  • design of rope operator training programmes maintaining CPD
  • rope access leadership, the role of the leader
  • design systems for equipment inspection, maintenance and marking

 Assessment format:

  • Short exam paper – open book from course materials
  • Practical test scenarios


A certificate of training and assessment components will be issued. The course has a 2 year validation.

climbworksafety ltd recommend a 1 day update refresher/ assessment every 2 years.

All of our courses fall within scope of BS8454:2006 which provides recommendations and guidance on the delivery of training and education for work at height, including rescue.  It is applicable to training for work which falls within the scope of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. The standard is applicable to training for work at height in an industrial context, including work at height in factories and in the construction, civil engineering and cleaning sectors, all climb industries courses are delivered in accordance with those standards.