Firefighting Task 4:
Container Haul

Container Haul

Candidates must step out to the 2nd floor balcony and commence the container haul. 

A container weighing 15kg is connected to a rope which is to be hauled hand-over-hand in a controlled manner and placed on the balcony floor. Head and hands must remain outside of the building so that candidates can see the container at all times. 

Candidates must then place high-rise pack over right shoulder and continue to the 5th floor. They must make contact with every step and continually use the internal hand-rail.

In the below table, the exercises have been split into three columns. One for exercises that can be done at a gym, one for exercises that can be done with minimal equipment and one for bodyweight exercises.




Prowler Rope Pull
Power Clean
Clean High Pull
Cable Row
Bent Over Row
SA Cable Row

Band High Pull
KB Clean
Alternating DB Incline Row
DB Reverse Fly
DB Renegade Row

Plank Shoulder Taps
YTW Holds
Inverted Row

You can click on the link below to see a video demonstrating some of the exercises from the table. If you are unsure of some exercises, we encourage you to research the movements prior to trying them out to ensure you use proper technique.

Exercise demonstrations

  • Seated Row
  • Alternating DB Incline Row
  • Band High Row