Co-Worker Rescue at Heights (CWRH)

Everyone who works at height may be faced with a colleague who has fallen and is hanging helplessly in his fall protection system. The Co-Worker Rescue at Heights course teaches participants to deal with that situation. Using simple techniques and industry standard equipment, you will learn how you can free a colleague from a dangerous situation after they have dropped into their fall arrest system. The rapid release of this trapped person must be your highest priority, to prevent further injury. In accordance with the law on working conditions and the consequent duty of care, an employer is required to prepare employees for this possible scenario. Generally, with a few simple tools, this problem can easily be solved.

Contact hours

6 hours or,
3.5 hour add-on to Safe Work at Heights (SWAH) qualification


Minimum age: 18.

Qualification valid for

3 years


Safe Work at Heights (SWAH)
Co-Worker Rescue at Heights (CWRH)

Recertified by

Co-Worker Rescue at Heights (CWRH)
Rope Access for Emergency Responders (RAFER)
Rope Rescue Operator (RRO)
Rope Rescue Technician (RRT)
Rope Rescue Specialist (RRS)
Wind Turbine Access for Emergency Responders (WTAFER)
Wind Turbine Operator (WTO)
Tower Safety, Climbing, & Rescue (TWR)

Taught by

Co-Worker Rescue at Heights Instructor (CWRHI)
Rope Access for Emergency Responders Instructor (RAFERI)
Rope Rescue Operator Instructor (RROI)
Rope Rescue Technician Instructor (RRTI)
Rope Rescue Specialist Instructor (RRSI)
Rope Rescue Instructor Trainer (RR-IT)