West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges
Gotcha S.H.A.R.K. Rescue - Module 5B: SpanSet - 1576

This module is designed to make operatives fully conversant in the operation of the S.H.A.R.K. for both rescue and evacuation.

The course will enable operatives to use the rescue kit to lower a casualty to ground level, or descend to a suspended casualty and perform an assisted descent to ground level.

This technique is normally employed on Towers, Masts and Structures where direct intervention by the rescuer is necessary.

This module is intended for operatives who are already conversant in the use of their personal fall protection equipment.

During training delegates will be expected to carry out activities at height. This will provide an insight into the delegates’ ability to operate in such conditions. This is only an indication of their capability, as it is not possible to recreate exact working environments.

The actual height and exposure will be set out on the certification, but this is only to show what was included in the training. The height shown on the certification is not intended to limit the height at which the delegate can operate.