Police Officer Work at Height - Operator

Who is this course for?

Police Officers required to work at height in the course of their duties using a range of equipment and techniques including rope access, work positioning and fall arrest.

Duration 5 days
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre
Course Code LT43
Cost Excl VAT £880

To enquire about this course or make a booking please contact us on 015396 26250 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Delegates will gain skills to use work at height and basic rope access techniques to perform specialist roles including:

  • Searching
  • Protester removal tactics (compliant) Firearms deployment (various tactics) Hostage/other negotiations
  • Covert technical installations

Police Officer Work At Height Training Course


This course is for Police Officers with an aptitude for working at height. Prior experience of working at height is an advantage but not essential. Candidates must be medically fit and healthy

Course content

The course comprises theoretical and practical elements allowing participants to achieve competence in the personal access skills required to operate within a safe system of working at height. The course elements include:

  • Legal requirements - Health and Safety at Work Act, Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, Personal Protective Equipment Regulations, PUWER, and LOLER.
  • User checks and procedures including identification of damaged equipment
  • Strengths and characteristics of equipment
  • Review of working at height and rope access methods
  • Principles of rescue and importance of rescue provision
  • Operational Risk Assessment & Method Statements
  • Application of work restraint techniques for flat roofs
  • Application of work positioning and fall arrest techniques for working on and moving around a structure
  • Anchor systems and basic rigging
  • Application of rope access techniques for ascent and descent
  • Pick-off rescue of a casualty from suspension
  • Self/operative rescue plans
  • Hauling and lowering systems
  • Suspension intolerance procedures
  • A variety of scenarios addressing difficult access/egress issues


The course assessment is by short written test and continual practical assessment by Lyon staff. The course will include a number of scenario-based assessments under simulated operational conditions.


A certificate of attendance and test and ID card record of training will be issued to successful candidates.
Certificate valid for three years from date of assessment.

Upon successful completion of this course and following a period of consolidation, those nominated for supervisory training duties may progress to our Police Work at Height Supervisor/Trainer course.