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Access and Rescue for Theatre and Stage - Level 2

A standalone course, or a course that can be ‘bolted’ onto the ARTS Level 1. The course focuses on safe access and egress to and from areas of height within the theatre and entertainment environment including lighting booms, trusses, grids and suspended scenery. Equally important is the ability to rescue a fallen or injured work colleague from these areas, a skill that this course will provide you with, not only training in the rescue of fallen technicians, but also those who can become incapacitated on work platforms such as fly floors and follow spots.

Guardian Training Academy - Sheerness, Kent, UK


Price per Person: £360.00 + VAT (£250.00 if completed Level 1)

Length: 3 Days (2 days if completed Level 1)

Trainer to Delegate Ratio: 1:6  

Location: Guardian Sheerness or On-Site

Certificate Validity: 2 Years

To provide individuals working in the specific area of theatre and stage with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work safely at height, as well as providing the individual with the ability to rescue fellow technicians from height.

The course is best suited for delivery on site allowing for the variety of working at height challenges generated by different theatres/shows. Alternatively, training can be delivered at the Guardian training Centre in Kent. 

Course Objectives:

The course is designed to enable delegates to understand and explain: 

  • The general Health & Safety duties of employers and employees in the workplace
  • The basics of the Work at height Regulations 2005 and other legislation related to work at height
  • The fundamental principles of fall protection, including the ‘hierarchy of controls’
  • What a restraint system is, its components, uses and limitations
  • What a fall arrest system is, its components, uses and limitations
  • What a work positioning system is, its components, uses and limitations
  • Working at height hazards specific to the theatre/entertainment industry
  • The importance of inspection, care and maintenance of fall protection equipment
  • The importance of on-site rescue plans, considerations, and content
  • Action in the event of a fall, both the casualty and the rescuer
  • Post rescue considerations, including Harness Syncope
  • Technical aspects and inspection of rescue system

Participants Will Receive:

  • Certificate lasting 2 years
  • Direct support from the Guardian training team and Guardian Fall customer service

Important Information:


All personnel participating in Safety Training shall be medically fit and capable of fully participating. Delegates will be required to sign a statement stating that they are medically fit to participate in safety training and that they do not suffer from any medical illness or are under the influence of any narcotic substance or alcohol.


  • Suitable clothing for climbing and moving around at height
  • Safety footwear
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Any work at height PPE if in possession and within valid statutory inspection

Documents Required:

Photo ID 



Theatre/Entertainment Industry


    Health and safety at work Act, Work at Height Regs 2005, PUWER, LOLER

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