Confined Space Rescue
Confined spaces can cause a whole range of problems for rescues and victims alike.
The spaces can be found everywhere, from grain silos to sewer systems. The natures of these environments mean that they are fraught with hazards.
Combine this with difficult access and a victim with potential injury and you have a rescue environment that can be extremely challenging.
The RATS team has undertaken a series of training modules to enable it to provide responders to set up and access confined spaces.
This training includes an awareness of confined space dangers, rope rescue techniques, environmental analysis including gas measurement, an awareness of health and safety legislation as it relates to confined spaces and several training exercises to practice putting all these skills together.