Rope Escape Training

At HL Training Services, our expertly trained instructors can provide operators with complete training for using rope escape systems, preparing them for successful evacuation in an emergency.

Our training is designed for trucks such as VNA Man-Up forklifts where the operator position elevates to at least 3000mm above ground level. Adequate training should provide a means of reaching ground level safely if the operator’s position becomes fixed in the elevated position. 

Some of these machines are equipped with the correct rope escape system. In this case, training should be sought on correctly using this equipment. This course would also be ideal for MEWPS training and other mechanical handling equipment. If you are still unsure if you require this training or simply need advice on an issue – give us a call today, and we can discuss these with you.

HL Training Escape Rope Course

Rope Escape Training courses can be provided in 1 day. We can cater for up to 3 candidates per day and the course would cover the following topics;

• Legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working at height with Emergency Escape Equipment
• Exiting & descending from the cab
• Care & Maintenance of Escape equipment
• Pre-use checks of Escape equipment
• Appreciation of the Working At Height Regulations 2005
• Evacuation Pack Types, Specifications & Standards
• How to perform a suitable and sufficient Risk Assessment
• How to unpack, don and attach harness and ropes

Course Assessment

• Theoretical assessment
• Practical Assessment of basic erection skills, confirming skills taught during the Emergency Rope Evacuation Escape training course

Why Choose HL Training for Rope Escape Training

At HL Training, we offer an in-depth training programme providing operators with comprehensive knowledge to operate machines safely and evacuate in necessary situations. Whether you are a complete novice to using VNA Man-Up forklifts or require a refresher course, our team is expertly trained to provide high-quality coaching, guaranteeing your knowledge and skills are up to scratch. We have more than 30 years of experience providing training for both instructors and operators, so put your trust in us, and we will deliver you a comprehensive, insightful training course.

Rope Escape Training FAQs

What is the principle of a rope escape system?

If an operator is suspended in the air, they can reach ground level through a single descent line in which they are attached via a harness to a descender. The descender offers a safe and controlled movement towards ground level.

What is an emergency escape rope ladder?

In the case that your forklift is ever fixed in an elevated position, your machine should be fitted with an appropriate rope escape system, such as an emergency escape ladder, to enable the operator to descend carefully.

Are there any legislations covering rope escape for forklifts?

The Provision of Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998) states that employers must ensure that all persons working the forklift have adequate training and resources promoting health and safety, including rope escape resources in the machine.