Hauling and Lifting up to 500Kg Course

Evacuation rope rescue courses in Scotland and across the UK

Duration:  1 day

Cost: £250 plus VAT

Ratio: 1 to 8

Venue: Course delivered from Aberfeldy or on site workplace

Description: This course is a specialised programme which is based around a competent based training and assessment programme. The unit of competences are specifically designed to ensure standards are clearly identified for each work at height operator.

Prerequisites: Candidates must be competent work at height operators the minimum age is 18 years

Content of course:

  • Statutory requirement of SI 1998 No 2307 – The lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations 1998 that all lifting/rigging operations are carried out by a suitably trained and experienced personnel
  • WAH regulations, H&S at work regulations, PPE regulations, PUWER, LOLER regulations
  • Equipment inspection and maintenance, marking and recording procedures and regulations
  • Dynamic risk assessing and method planning for hauling and lifting loads
  • PPE for working at height, correct and fit for working purpose including specialised access equipment including remote working
  • Webbing and wire rope slings
  • Turnbuckles, shackles, eyebolts
  • Chain hoists
  • Winches
  • Slinging guidelines
  • Understanding safe operational use of equipment – knowing the load ratings
  • Engineering a safe anchor system, vectors and angles
  • Planning to use a deviation angle
  • Safe approach to lifting
  • Planning hauling systems
  • Understanding suspension tolerance and in-tolerance
  • Hauling and Lifting scenarios
  • Lifting communications

 Assessment format:

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


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