About The Course

Level 3 - 3 day
City & Guilds 6160-08 award

This Level 3 award is a 3-day course suitable for anyone who needs to work as a member of a rescue and recovery team in confined spaces. It includes preparing to carry out emergency activities, entering and exiting confined spaces safely, using emergency equipment, casualty recovery and handling devices in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, rescuing and recovering casualties, following procedures, and working safely.

There is a prerequisite that students must have completed the High Risk Confined Space course (CG6160-03) before attending this training.

The aim of this unit is to reflect the national occupational standard for working as a rescue and recovery team member in confined spaces. This unit covers both water and non-water industry areas.

City & Guilds 6160-08 rescue and recovery team

Learning outcomes

Oversee safety checks of the entry and rescue teams prior to commencing work activities
Enter and exit confined spaces safely as part of a rescue and recovery team
Follow procedures and work safely as a member of a rescue and recovery team
Understand the principles of working as part of a rescue and recovery team
Understand standard protocols for working in rescue and recovery teams
Use equipment and tools safely

Course Certification

All persons who successfully complete the practical and written test will receive a City & Guilds 6160-08 Award in Working as a Member of a Rescue and Recovery Team in Confined Spaces.


The certificate is valid for three years.


Course Price:               £450.00 + VAT


Course Duration:         3 days


Course Location:         Our purpose-built training facility in Heathfield, Newton Abbot, Devon

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