Workplace Rescue and Recovery (WPR&R)

Course Aim

This course is for anyone who is or may become designated as a member of a Workplace rescue and recovery Team.

It includes preparing to carry out emergency activities, using emergency equipment, casualty recovery and handling devices in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, rescuing and recovering casualties, following procedures. This is designed for rescue around the workplace from situations with no known atmospheric hazards.

The course has a high practical element carrying out rescues from various locations utilising different rescue equipment, it is expected participants will be able to carry out these rescues.

The training has been developed using the National Occupational Standards for Working as a rescue and recovery team member, and other relevant standards.

Very informative course, definitely will be useful.
Alexander M 9 October 2023
Simon is very informative and explains everything in layman's terms.
Tony W 9 October 2023
All goo
john s 9 October 2023
Very good course
Dean S 9 October 2023


Workplace Rescue and Recovery (WPR&R)

Learning Outcomes

  • Preparing to enter and exit an area as defined by the emergency as part of a Workplace Rescue & Recovery team.
  • Follow work procedures and rescue plan using industry knowledge.
  • Dynamic risk assessment during rescues.
  • Safely use all relevant tools & equipment.
  • Understand principles of casualty rescue.
  • Understand basic triage and casualty care.
  • Remove a casualty safely from a simulated incident.
  • Perform specific tasks as part of a Workplace rescue and recovery team member.

Course Assessment

  • This course will be continually assessed through direct observation of a rescue from a simulated situations either above, below or at ground level
  • Written theory assessment


Candidates must hold at least a 1-day valid First Aid certificate.

  • Two Days
  • Maximum of 8 people
  • Training Academy or on-site
  • Eurosafe Certificate
  • Valid for 3 years
  • Candidates must hold at least a 1-day valid First Aid Certificate
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