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Tallescope – Safe Use and Rescue

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5 September 2023 10:00am   to   5:00pm


The Lyceum
30b Grindlay Street
Edinburgh, EDH EH3 9AX

Event Fee(s)

Event Fees
Non-Members £120.00 (includes VAT of £20.00)
Freelance Non-Members £90.00 (includes VAT of £15.00)
FST Members £72.00 (includes VAT of £12.00)

Candidates will develop the skills and knowledge to assemble, perform pre-use checks on, and use Tallescopes safely. They will also gain an understanding of relevant legislation. Additionally, candidates will be given practical training on the Tallescope rescue equipment and its deployment in their specific venue. This covers and certificates the RB Tallescope Rescue pack. Please note that we cannot certificate the AAP version.

This is an in-person event at the Traverse, aimed at those working as technicians, production and event staff as part of the FST Summer School Technical training week. 

RB Health and Safety Solutions Ltd are specialists within the theatre and production industry. Our expert trainers are qualified to a high standard and all have the experience to understand the unique set of demands which are placed on an organisation working within this environment. 

Course Description

Safe use of Tallescopes. This course is designed for anyone required to use Tallescopes in the theatre and production environment. Candidates are required to bring their own Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Fall Protection Equipment (FPE) to the training session. 

Course Content Includes:

  • Legislation and ABTT Code of Practice 
  • Work at height risk assessment 
  • Safety rules 
  • Pre-use checks 
  • Set up (flat and raked stage) 
  • Moving a Tallescope (occupied and unoccupied) 
  • Rescue plans 
  • Lowering a Tallescope 
  • Inspection regime 
  • Practical on-site demonstrations and exercises 

Tallescope Rescue. This course will be tailored to the venue and show staff how to carry out a rescue from a Tallescope basket in a safe manner. Prior to attending this course the venue must have (or be intending to purchase) the “RB Tallescope Rescue Pack” (rescue pouch, Tallescope reach pole and accessories). It is also recommended that the venue has access to a standard rescue from height pack (however the tutor can bring their own). This is often run with the “Safe use of Tallescope Course” as combined training.

What will they learn?
Candidates will be given practical training on the Tallescope rescue equipment and its deployment in their specific venue. 

Course content includes:

  • Legislation 
  • Rescue pack overview 
  • Rescue pack contents and use 
  • Inspection regime 
  • Practical exercises


Please note, participants should bring the PPE equipment they would use when working from height on site i.e., Hard Hats, Harness, Lanyard.