TWAHR01 – Working at Height Basic Rescue Techniques

The ECITB Technical Test - TWAHR01 – Working at Height Basic Rescue Techniques includes a 25-minute knowledge test and a 2-hour practical test.

The test requires the candidate to prepare, set up rescue equipment and carry out the rescue of a casualty at height. The candidate must hold a current TWAH01 technical test certificate to access this test. The Examiner must confirm before the test begins that the candidate is in good health and fitness to undertake the test as per BS8454:2006 Section 8.2 Assessment of applicants prior to enrolment in a course. All candidates must be familiar with the test centre’s rescue equipment before the tests begins, this may be demonstrated by previously held certification from a recognized training body.

Test Objective

The objective of this technical test is to ensure a candidate has the skills, knowledge and ability to prepare resources for, set up and rescue a simulated unconscious casualty at height. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to work safely at all times throughout the test.

Technical Test Overview 

Technical Tests are the most flexible, economical and ‘instant’ way to assess and validate the ability of individual employees or prospective recruits to perform the skill-based tasks that the industry needs. A Technical Test ensures a Craftsperson or Technician has the skill, ability and job knowledge relevant to the work they are required to carry out. Each Technical Test examines a very specific aspect of an engineering construction discipline.

The technical tests are comprised of two elements: knowledge testing and practical skills testing, the format is explained in Section 1 and 2 below.

1. Knowledge Test

The candidate will take an online test, consisting of 10 multiple-choice questions per technical test to assess theoretical knowledge of the technical area. The candidate will answer the 10 randomly generated questions from a large pool of knowledge questions. The candidate has to achieve an 80% pass mark to move onto the practical test. Achieving less than 80% in this knowledge test will result in a test referral and the candidate will have to retake the knowledge test questions again.

2. Practical Test

The candidate will undertake a highly specified practical assessment with candidate instructions in various prescribed stages under continuous observation by the examiner. All parts of the practical test must be completed to the required standard, the candidate will be briefed on the practical test and understand exactly what is expected of them. All test criterions must be met to achieve a pass mark in the test. Any test criteria not achieved to the specified standard will result in a test referral.

PLEASE NOTE: Delegates must pass the knowledge test to progress to the practical test.

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