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Tallescope (Safe use of Tallescopes)

The ABTT and HSE have produced safe working methods for the use of Tallescopes. 

2014 Code of practice for use of Tallescopes for working at height in theatres

These require:

  • Four outriggers
  • Four push-pull posts
  • Four non-lift castors

It is also explicitly stated to be essential that personnel using Tallescopes have completed Tallescope Training.

Our Safe Use of Tallescopes training course is a practical course to bring candidates up to speed with ABTT guidelines and teach safe procedure when using a Tallescope.

We often run this alongside our Tallescope Rescue training course as combined training.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for anyone required to use Tallescopes in the theatre and production environment.

What will they learn?

Candidates will develop the skills and knowledge to assemble, perform pre-use checks on, and use Tallescopes. They will gain an understanding of relevant legislation.

Please Note: We cannot teach candidates to safely move an occupied Tallescope if your venue has a raked stage.

Course content

  • 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


Successful candidates will receive an RB Health & Safety Solutions Safe Use of Tallescopes certificate and ID card valid for five years.

If you have any questions, or to book the course, please fill out our contact form.

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  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Max candidates : 6
  • Price: South East £950.00 / London £950.00 (plus VAT)
  • Assessment: Continuous practical assessment by trainer
  • Accredited by: RB Health and Safety Solutions Ltd

Contact us on 0845 257 1489 or [email protected]