Vertical Rescue

VERTICAL RESCUE OPERATOR PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION

Vertical rescue requires operators to correctly identify and use suitable access and recovery equipment combined with protocols to provide emergency response options in the case of an accident at heights or depths. Participants will be required to operate independently and as part of a team to complete the successful recovery of casualties from heights or depths.

APPLICATION

The aim of this program is to qualify participants to undertake vertical rescue operations as a member of a rescue team.

DURATION

  • 4 days

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

The program is aligned to meet the following unit of competencies:

  • PUASAR032 Undertake vertical rescue
  • PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

PRE-REQUISITES

All formal prerequisites are trained and assessed within the program, prior to the required UoC.

  • PUASAR022 prerequisite is HLTAID003
  • PUASAR032 prerequisite is PUASAR022

COURSE CONTENT

  • Set up and check PPE
  • Identify hazards and risks
  • Undertaking operations in accordance with WH&S procedure, legislative and operational guidelines
  • Knotcraft
  • Vertical mobility using twin rope ascent and descent
  • Anchor systems
  • Preparation, inspection, carriage and stowing of equipment
  • Communication
  • Personal pickoffs
  • Twin rope rescue techniques
  • Pulley system
  • Lowering system
  • Belay system
  • Patient packaging and stretcher rigging
  • Team based pickoff
  • Casualty care
  • Environment considerations
  • Tracking line

MAX COURSE SIZE

12 participants

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is conducted by RR+R using evidence of skills and knowledge obtained throughout the program.

Participants must be able to:

  • Identify hazards and risks
  • Implement height safety procedures
  • Detail safe work requirements
  • Demonstrate the different techniques and manage & escort casualties under adverse conditions

CERTIFICATION

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

COMPLIANCE

  • Legislation, standards and codes
  • Workplace Health & Safety Regulations & Equipment standards

COURSE MATERIAL

Each participant will receive a learner resource kit.