Emergency Care Working at Height Course

First Aid Courses delivered across the UK

Duration: 2 day

Cost: £300 plus VAT

Ratio: 1 to 6

Venue: On site workplace

Description: This course is essential for employees who work at height, especially those who are IRATA and wind turbine technicians; construction and telecommunications engineers; tower crane operators; confined space workers and emergency service or work at height rescue teams.

The course is designed by rescuers for rescuers, and examines the evidenced base types of injuries and medical conditions work at height technicians have experienced. Our medical training faculty have years of real life rescues and are qualified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician instructors with WEMSI International. Additionally, our staff are mountain rescue experienced, qualified casualty care instructors and first aid at work instructors.

Prerequisites: Employees have to be fit and be over the age of 18 ears and have work at height experience as some of the scenarios will be at height during the training.

Content of course:

  • basic first aid at work principles/refresher
  • patient medical problems theory
  • patient trauma problems theory
  • patient assessment skills
  • emphasis on patient airway management including advance techniques
  • understanding, assessing and dealing with big sick injuries
  • patient immobilisation and packaging
  • working with ground medical staff
  • working with rescue aircraft
  • patient extrication scenarios
  • first aid kits

Assessment format:

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


A certificate of training and assessment components will be issued. The course has a 2 year validation. Participants will receive a 1 day SQA emergency first aid at work certificate and a 2 day climbmedic certificate, listing the range of course content covered.

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.