Confined Space Rescue

Crew Hire & Training


First Intervention Rescue Division has been providing specialist Confined Space & Line rescue teams nationwide for a variety of industries working in high risk environments for over twenty years.

During this time our workforce has consistently grown, and we are very proud to currently employ over 70 City & Guilds accredited, dedicated rescue operatives.

Our rescue teams utilise the latest knowledge and experience gained from the wide range of industries we support to consistently improve our rescue procedures and internal training. We pride ourselves on providing both planned and reactive services for all our clients and are confident we can always provide a team upon request due to the size of our workforce and vehicle fleet.

Confined Space Rescue

Our team formation can be adapted to suit any project. However, our most common is a three man team. The FIT team will consist of three emergency service professionals – an officer in charge and two BA entry operatives.The roles and responsibilities of each team member is as follows:-

Officer In Charge (OIC)
The OIC will conduct a safety brief prior to any entry being made.In the event of a rescue the OIC will action the predetermined rescue plan. He will then instruct/guide the BA entry team should they be committed to the confined space with constant monitoring and communication.All paperwork in the FIT rescue safety folder will be the responsibility of the OIC.The OIC will act as the first aider once the casualty has been evacuated from the confined space. He will also monitor the health and safety of those working in the confined space and all equipment being used.The OIC will supervise all handovers to the emergency services.All members of the FIT team are trained in top man duties and can be utilised on site if required.
BA Entry Personnel
The remaining two members of the team will be committed to the confined space under BA with the supervision of the OIC should a rescue be required.Once the team has gained entry to the confined space via a safe entry point a dynamic risk assessment will be performed to determine which type of rescue/aid is required.When the team feel it is safe for the casualty to be evacuated the team will perform a snatch/line rescue to move the casualty to the predetermined safe working area and if required more first aid will be carried out.

Working at Height Rescue

Our Working at Height Rescue teams at FIT are highly trained, experienced and fully qualified to carry out even the most tricky working at height rescue.We provide rescue services to cover:
  • Stack / Tower Rescue
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Plant Outages
  • Power Lines

Line Rescue

All of our team members are trained experts in technical line rescue ranging and can also offer medical and first aid support to the emergency services. The team specialise in inaccessible, difficult confined space rescues by rope access methods to reach and recover casualties who are in difficulty.

Our team can assist your company in the following:
    • Line rescue team to suit any size project
    • Provision of Professional Rescue staff
    • Technical Rope Rescue Services
    •  First Responder Emergency Aid
    • Trauma and Incident Management
    • Confined Space Entry Management and Supervision

Confined Space Rescue teams have been provided nationwide for a variety of clientele. For example:-

Confined Space Rescue Support

All of our confined space rescue teams are highly trained in this field and can offer a range of qualifications, listed to the right. Our confined space rescue team member’s principal role is fire and rescue so the team are refreshed and kept up to date with HSE legislation and guidelines.

Overview of qualifications for FIT rescue teams

  • IOSH
  • CS3 (including rescue)
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Line rescue (all levels)
  • Oxygen therapy
  • BA trained
  • Permit writer trained
  • First aid trained

Contact us today for more.

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