Inflatable Rescue Floodboat Operations

INFLATABLE RESCUE/FLOODBOAT OPERATIONS PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION

This rescue program is a highly practical & scenario based program aimed to develop the skills and knowledge required for personnel to safely operate, crew and maintain an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in all conditions and environments during aquatic rescue operations.

APPLICATION

The aim of this program is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required for operating an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) during rescue operations in all conditions.

DURATION

  • 5 days

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

  • PUASES009A Undertake Inland Floodboat operations
  • PUASAR014A Operate and maintain a small powercraft and motor for rescue operations
  • PUASAR015A Crew small powercraft in a rescue operation

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

It is required that participants:

  • Aged 16 years or older
  • Hold a current NSW Maritime licence or equivalent.
  • Ability to swim 200 metres - rough water
  • Participants are recommended to hold current First Aid /CPR qualifications.
COURSE CONTENT

  • Rules and regulations
  • Minimum PPE and operational requirements
  • Launch and retrieval
  • Introduction to IRB configuration
    • Public perception
    • Pre-operational checks
    • Gear to carry on board
  • Start up and incident management
  • Fall off and re-mount
  • Jammed Propellers
  • Slow speed skills
  • Reading the aquatic environment
  • Basic casualty retrievals
  • IRB retrieval and towing
  • Advanced rough water rescue
  • Team rescue
  • Knowing your limitations
  • General IRB maintenance
  • Transportation & Drop
  • Emergency procedures
  • Rollover & restart procedures
  • Crew Techniques & Safety
  • Emergency drills
  • Throw ropes & tubes around powercraft
  • Knots & Lashings
  • Advanced aquatic operations


MAX COURSE SIZE

12 participants

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is conducted by Risk Response + Rescue using evidence of skills and knowledge obtained through- out the program.

CERTIFICATION

A Statement of Attainment listing individual units of competency will be issued to participants upon successful completion.

COMPLIANCE

  • NSW Roads and Maritime Services Rules and Regulations for powered boats
  • Other relevant State and/or Territory rules and regulations
COURSE MATERIAL

Each participant will receive a learner resource kit.


Note: The program requires suitably qualified safety standby operators and Rescue watercraft for all open/swift waters conditions. RR+R will provide this as part of the local delivery.