Work at Height and Rescue Trainer

Work at Height and Rescue Trainer

Lyon Equipment Limited (Lyon) is an employee-owned Company serving the outdoor and professional work at height and rescue markets with equipment and expertise to venture further. We provide technical training, manufacture or own Lyon branded products, and distribute a portfolio of trusted brands.

Lyon provides a friendly, contemporary and dynamic working environment and values a good work life balance.

We are seeking to appoint an additional trainer to join our growing Training Department.

Lyon Work and Rescue Training Centre

Our Training Centre is a leading provider of training and certification for work and rescue in vertical, steep and difficult to access environments. The Lyon training team are all highly qualified and experienced individuals from a range of technical backgrounds, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise from across the work at height and rescue sector.

The training team are responsible for the instruction, supervision and assessment of trainees on a wide range of courses for individuals and organisations associated with the work at height and rescue environment. These include rope access, the emergency services, utilities, entertainment, high ropes and adventure activities. Trainers are actively encouraged to develop new and existing training courses within their own field of expertise.

Reporting to the Training Manager; the role will involve:

  • Delivering a range of classroom and practical training courses
  • Developing and delivering a range of off-site training courses including PPE inspection training
  • Developing new and existing training courses
  • Conducting competency-based skills assessments
  • Representing Lyon at appropriate tradeshows

Please note this position will be based at our Training Centre in Tebay however, it is anticipated, that the role will evolve to include an essential element of travelling and overnight stays associated with the delivery of off-site training. We recommend you take this into consideration when applying for this position.

Applicants for this post will ideally be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to deliver both classroom and practical training in the safe use of personal fall protection and rescue equipment in an engaging and professional manner
  • A working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation
  • Substantial operational work at height experience in a range of different sectors e.g., Geo Technical, Wind Energy, Offshore Oil & Gas, Railways, Emergency Services etc.
  • A genuine interest in work at height, rope access and rescue techniques and equipment.
  • An ability to accurately advise clients on safety equipment to provide appropriate work at height and rescue solutions
  • The drive and organisational skills required to develop, implement and deliver new training courses
  • An interest in personal learning and development, ideally a vocationally training qualification at Level 3 or above: this is desirable but not essential
  • A working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Organisational and administration skills including basic computer skills
  • An IRATA level 3 qualification is desirable but not essential
  • Hold a full, valid car driving licence, (preferably clean) and passport

Hours of work

This is a full-time position which on average equates to 37.5 hours a week. We would expect the work to be carried out between Monday and Friday, however this position will require some overnight stays and weekend working.

The benefits include:

  • Commencing salary likely to be in the region of £32,000 - £35,000
  • 30 days holiday entitlement per annum (pro rata) including public holidays with loyalty increments
  • Inclusion into our qualifying pension scheme after three months of continuous service
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Generous staff discount (for personal use only) on the products we supply
  • Free use of Company loan kit when available

Upon successful completion of a six-month probationary period:

  • The successful candidate will be invited to join our healthcare scheme
  • Salary will be reviewed

To apply: Please download an application pack from the ‘employment’ section on our website www.lyon.co.uk or call 015396 – 26317 to obtain a hard copy. Completed application forms (and accompanying C.V. if you wish) are to be emailed or posted to Julia Aspinall, HR Manager:

Lyon Equipment Limited, Units 3-7 Tebay Business Park, Old Tebay, Penrith, CA10 3SS

Email: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Friday 16th December 2022, 12noon

First interviews will take place on: Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th January 2023

Second interviews will be held week beginning: Monday 16th January 2023