The training to be a IAPA Rescuer is based on the training of a IAPA Instructor. As a Rescuer, you have all the skills of instructors and may assist and rescue participants from a height. They therefore have a number of responsibilities and play a very vital role in the running of an adventure park.

The basic training to become a IAPA Rescuer comprises at least 30 teaching units (45 min each).
The training is carried out by a certified IAPA Trainer in one’s own facility.


  • Proof of first aid (9 teaching units) respectively the signed IAPA G41/ first aid paper.
  • Minimum age: 18.
  • The training participant is able to walk the complete adventure park like a participant.
  • The training participant has a written and spoken command of the working language in the adventure park.
  • Completed training to become an instructor.

Content of the training:

  • Proper installation, dismantling, and use of ladders.
  • Establishment of necessary anchor points for all belay techniques used in the park.
  • Rescue and lowering from platform:
    • Option A: with fully automatic device
    • Option B: with semi-automatic device
  • Rescue and lowering from element:
    • Option A: with fully automatic device
    • Option B: semi-automatic device w. mobile pulley (e.g. Petzl JAG)
    • Option C: semi-automatic device with stationary pulley
  • Yo-yo evacuation technique:
    • Option A: with fully automatic device
    • Option B: with semi-automatic device and back-up
  • Evacuation procedures including one evacuation exercise at least.
  • Ability to independently carry out routine visual checks according to EN 15567-1, including all necessary visual and functional checks before the park is opened.
  • Extended PPE for the visual and functional checks of the equipment used in the park.