Co-worker Rescue for Riggers and Stage Workers

Who is this course for?

Those who have already attended the Work at Height for Riggers and Stage Workers course (Code LT50) and who now require additional rescue skills.

Duration 2 Days
Venue Lyon Equipment Work and Rescue Training Centre, Tebay, Cumbria (training may also be available at customers’ own venue)
Course Code LT57
Cost Excl VAT £400

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.

This training course is designed to give you the skills necessary to undertake rescues from height of an incapacitated or injured colleague in the entertainment or theatre workplace.

The course is centred around the Lyon Pick Off Rescue Kit. The rescue kit is adaptable and so enables rescues from various locations and scenarios.
For example:

  • Rescue from energy absorbing lanyards
  • Rescue from work-positioning lanyards when either in a standing position against a structure or in suspension
  • Rescue from a mobile fall arrest device when using a vertical flexible anchorage line

We will provide you with a broad understanding of the uses and limitations of the equipment and the working techniques involved. During the course you will be taught to use the rescue equipment in a strictly controlled manner, always under the supervision of your trainer. Once the basics are covered, your training will progress onto realistic scenario-based ‘incidents’ within our purpose built training area.

Stage Riggers Height Rescue Training Course


Successfully completed the Lyon Work at Height for Riggers and Stage Workers course (Code LT50) Medically fit and healthy (if unsure, please contact us)
The minimum age of candidates is 18 years

Course content

This is a largely practical course covering:

  • Legislation
  • Sequence of events for rescue
  • The rescue kit and its component parts
  • Care, maintenance, inspection, lifespan and disposal of the rescue kit
  • Pre use checks
  • Knots used in the rescue kit
  • Using the rescue kit
  • The hauling system
  • The lowering system
  • Rescue and suspension intolerance considerations


The course assessment is by short written test and continuous practical assessment by Lyon staff.