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Swiftwater Training Safety & Rescue

International accredited Rescue3 Training in Ireland

Rope Rescue

Safe Working at height (SWAH)

Contains both practical and theory elements and provides an introduction to regulations, legislation and equipment relevant to working at height as well as safe systems of work including work restraint, work positioning and fall arrest systems. Course content includes:

  • Legislation
  • standards and risk assessments
  • Equipment for working at height
  • Basic anchors
  • Use of work restraint and work positioning equipment
  • Use of different types of fall arrest equipment

Pre-requisites for Attending the Course None DURATION 1 day

Co-Worker Rescue at height (CWRH)

Covers all aspects of the Safe Working at Height course as well as training participants to deal with a colleague who has fallen and is hanging in their fall arrest system Course content includes:

  • Legislation
  • Equipment for working at height & basic anchors
  • Equipment for working at height
  • Use of work restraint and work positioning equipment
  • Use of different types of fall arrest equipment
  • Connecting a casualty to a rope using a telescopic pole
  • Lifting a casualty using a pre-installed device
  • Lowering a casualty

Pre-requisites for Attending the Course Prior experience of working with ropes is recommended DURATION 2 days (or 1 day add-on to SWAH)

Rope Access for Emergency Responders (RAFER)

Aimed at members of technical rope rescue teams who want to become proficient in rope access techniques and individual pick-off rescues. Course content includes:

  • Legislation, standards and risk assessments
  • Rope access anchors
  • Use of work restraint and fall arrest equipment
  • Use of work restraint and work positioning equipment
  • Ascending & descending (including passing knots, passing anchors & passing deviations)
  • Performing rope transfers/change overs
  • Individual pick offs and lead climbing with lanyards

Pre-requisites for Attending the Course Prior experience of working with ropes is recommended DURATION 3days

Rope Rescue Operations (RRO)

Introduces the knowledge and skills required by personnel to operate safely and effectively during rope rescues and be an active part of a rope rescue team working under the supervision of Rope Rescue Technicians Course content includes:

  • Legislation, standards and risk assessments
  • Rope access anchors
  • Use of work restraint and fall arrest equipment
  • Use of work restraint and work positioning equipment
  • Ascending & descending (including passing knots, passing anchors & passing deviations)
  • Performing rope transfers/change overs
  • Individual pick offs and lead climbing with lanyards

Pre-requisites for Attending the Course Prior experience of working with ropes is recommended DURATION 5 days

Rope Rescue Technician (RRT)

Building on the Rope Rescue Operator course this course provides the knowledge and skills to assess, rig, operate and supervise rope rescue solutions in both man-made and natural environments. . Course content Course content includes:

  • Multi point / backed-up anchor systems
  • Compound and complex mechanical advantages
  • Use of artificial high directional’s
  • Litter attending high angle
  • Passing knots through system
  • Highline rope systems
  • Rope access skills

Pre-requisites for Attending the Course Rescue 3 Rope Rescue Operator (RRO) or logged equivalent experience DURATION 5 days

Emergency Stand By Teams

Swiftwater Training has a team of specialists that can be deploy for various activities and safety projects. The SAR team can perform specialized work in confined spaces, at heights and on or around the water. They often used rope access techniques that allow them to perform certain activities in hard to reach areas.

Rope Access is widely used in situations where access by other means is difficult or impossible, such as in towers, (factory) halls, theatres, etc. The SAR team may undertake work in many different locations and can be used for various activities in areas such as, construction, confined spaces, in and around the water etc.

It is also possible to provide a support team to complement your existing team so that these people can carry out specific activities for your team, where your team is not equipped for specific rescue.

In addition to running operations, we also advise whether we can protect your worksite so you can continue your work safely.

As one of the few teams in Ireland, the SAR team can be deployed as a stand-by rescue team so a rescue can be done in case of emergencies. The SAR team specializes in rescue at height, confined space and water. The members of the SAR team also have medical knowledge, so they can apply first aid directly.

If desired it is also possible to only deliver expertise for specific business to complement your incident management process. For example, you can alert an external consultant to give consultation that can assist you in large-scale or complex emergencies and advise you on specific fields.

Because safety is our main concern, we conduct our work according to working conditions regulations and legislation. Prior to every project we developed a risk analysis. We only work with certified people and materials.

If you want to know about the possibilities, please contact us by sending an email to swiftwatertraining@gmail.com