Through training, you’ll learn how to tackle physical tasks correctly and, above all safely. You'll need to pass the six work related physical job tests below.
You'll be tested on your confidence and ability to follow instructions.
You will be required to climb a 13.5m (45 foot) ladder to a specific point, two thirds of the full working height, take a leg lock, remove your hands from the ladder, look down to the assessor below where you will be asked to identify a symbol.
You will be tested on your confidence and agility, and to identify any claustrophobic tendencies.
Wearing a breathing apparatus face mask, you will negotiate a crawl and walkway with clear vision. Halfway through the route your vision will be obscured and you will retrace your steps to the start/finish point.
This physically tests your aerobic fitness, stamina, upper and lower body strength and coordination.
You will need to carry items of equipment over a 25 metre (82 foot) course around two cones within a set time. This is not a test of memory as the safety officer will remind you of the sequence of events.
The equipment will be made up of one 30 metre (100 foot) hose reel tubing on a drum, three coiled 70mm soft suction hoses, one 100mm hard suction hose and suction strainer in a basket and one 33kg (5 stone) barbell.