Trapped at the Top? Hands-on experience of managing confined spaces/working at height

Trapped at the Top? Hands-on experience of managing confined spaces/working at height
  • Thu 15 Nov 2018 1:30 PM -
    Thu 15 Nov 2018 4:00 PM

  • The Outreach Centre,
    Tan-Y-Bwlch Centre,
    United Kingdom

    LL57 3HY

  • Branch meeting

    North Wales Branch

  • This event is free to attend


Outreach Centre has been providing rescue and safety training for over 25 years since 1988. Their philosophy has always been that time spent in the early stages of skills development is time well spent.

Emergency Service customers have some unique problems to contend with and this really relates to specialist rescue skills that are not used on a daily or monthly , but when needed must be used.

Their facilities and high quality water venues / conditions allow them to develop skills during their courses to a high level. It is the time spent on the difficult edge transition, in the complex water conditions or with a deteriorating casualty that makes for a good rescue team member and is the reason that many of their courses are timetabled at a day or so longer than some other providers.

The session will have a practical focus on the following:-

  • Types of Confined Space Equipment & Demonstration 
  • Types of Working at Height Equipment & Demonstration
  • Site Tour

Speaker: Mac Stephens  – Specialist Rescue & Industrial Instructor  

Mac has had 32 years in The Fire and Rescue Services, roles included Technical Rescue Lead, Team Leader in Operational Risk Management and One of Wales USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) Trainer Planners.  Responsibilities have included advising Senior Manager at operation incidents and working abroad Europe for the UN and as part of peer groups.  Now designing, developing and delivering Technical Rescue Training Programmes for the Emergency Service and Industry in the UK and overseas.  Mac continues to advise and work with industry in Confined Space and Safe Working at Height.  When not working, Mac can be found on the end of a fly fishing rod.

What's in it for you?

Come to learn from the Specialists in Rescue Services as well as the equipment they use.

Who should attend

IOSH North Wales Branch members, members from other IOSH Branches, Facilities / Engineering Managers and colleagues, who are interested in confined spaces / working at height

What you need to know

There will be an lunch buffet served from 13.30 on a first come first served basis and we have a maximum of 30 members can attend , therefore you need to book by emailing

NB : I would advise you to use the map in order to find the venue

The meeting will start at 14.00 hours with Macs Presentation / Talk .



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