Land based support to Aquatic Incidents

LAND BASED SUPPORT TO AQUATIC INCIDENTS PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION

The program provides the knowledge and skills required to apply general Workplace Health & Safety requirements when on or near water in the work environment. It also covers the competency required to confine small workplace emergencies.

APPLICATION

The aim of the program is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to undertake work, near or above water and provide land support to aquatic emergencies.


DURATION

  • 1 day

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

  • PUAWHS001 Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and   procedures
  • PUAWER008 Confine small workplace emergencies

COURSE CONTENT

  • An introduction to working on or near water
  • How to check minimum PPE is serviceable for work
  • Buoyancy techniques including the familiarisation of personal floatation devices and life vests
  • First response to aquatic incidents including on scene protocols, scene approach and casualty management considerations

Practical assessment scenarios

  • Basic water approach and water safety
  • Swimming fully clothed with and without a life jacket
  • Land-based throw and reach measures
  • Land-based tows with and without a life jacket
  • Waters edge recovery of casualties
  • Jetty retrievals
  • Land support to aquatic rescue personnel


PRE-REQUISITES

This program has no formal pre-requisites.

ASSESSMENT

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

CERTIFICATION

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


MAX COURSE SIZE

12 participants

COMPLIANCE

  • 2007 Guideline for Inrush Hazard Management
  • Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulations 2006
  • Other industry specific legislation, standards and codes

COURSE MATERIAL

Each participant will receive a learner resource kit.