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Low Voltage Rescue, CPR & Provide First Aid Training Course


Course Description

The Low Voltage Rescue component of this program covers the skills and knowledge required for a person to be able to carry out a risk assessment of an electronically hazardous situation and perform low voltage rescue procedures without hazard to themselves or others.

This First Aid & CPR component of this program provides training in the skills and knowledge required to provide an emergency response, life support and management of any casualties, the incident and other First Aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

This program also provides participants with the confidence and competency required to perform CPR on an unconscious casualty, in the context of those having suffered electrocution.

Units of Competency

  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • UETDRRF004 Perform rescue from a live LV panel

Course Outline

  • Legislation and responsibilities
  • Revision of hazardous energies and isolation
  • First response to casualty
  • Management of injuries from electricity with signs of life
  • Management of injuries from electricity with no signs of life
  • Low voltage rescue - Role of the safety observer
  • Rescue kits and contents
  • Rescue procedures
  • Introduction to defibrillator
  • Performing first responder assisted CPR
  • Anatomy
  • ARC Guidelines for the provision of First Aid
  • Principles and concepts for practicing emergency aid
  • Procedures for dealing with major and minor injuries and illnesses
  • Priorities of management when dealing with life threatening conditions
  • Basic Work Health & Safety requirements
  • Infection control principles
  • Chain of survival 
  • Skills and limitations of First Aiders
  • First response management of common conditions
  • Stress management facilitators and how they can be assessed
  • Casualty assessments and decision making

Mode of Delivery

This course will be delivered via face to face or can be delivered as a blend of self-paced online and face-to-face facilitation.

For individuals, we offer scheduled training programs in the Illawarra region on the scheduled dates listed above, choose a date suitable to you.

For group bookings, we can provide this training at one of our leading training facilities or at your site as required, simply click “Get a Quote” to find out more and arrange suitable dates.



This course is scheduled for:

9 hours of face-to-face learning and assessment

Pre-Requisite and Entry Requirements

Students holding a previous certification for the units of competency and are seeking recognition must supply their credential at the time of enrolment.

Students must have language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) to interpret and apply relevant information to commence learning in this program. An LLN assessment may be conducted upon receipt of enrolment application to ensure each student has the appropriate level of skills required to undertake this course.

HLTAID009 is a formal prerequisite for UETDRRF004 and is covered within the program.


Students who successfully complete this course and demonstrate competence will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment under the Australian Qualifications Framework. The certification will be issued by Risk, Response and Rescue Pty Ltd (RTO 90774).

This training aligns to:

  • UETSS00046 Perform rescue from a live LV panel Skill Set.
  • UETSS00047 Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel and CPR Skill Set.


  • $250 per person for public courses
  • For group bookings please click “Get a Quote” to find out more or Contact Us.

Course Inclusions

All course materials, handouts and personal protective equipment will be provided.

Student Requirements

Students must be physically capable of performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.

Students must wear appropriate clothing and footwear when attending face-to-face sessions.

Refer to the Participant Information Handbook for information about our policies and procedures.

Additional Information

CPR training must be updated every 12 months.

First Aid training must be updated every 3 years. 

Low Voltage Rescue training is recommended to be refreshed every 12 months. 

*Learning and assessment hours will vary depending on your existing skills, underpinning knowledge and prior experience and your commitment to your learning and practical application of activities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is LVR & CPR?

LVR + CPR is a course that provides participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to assess, manage and treat electrocution incidents, as well as perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on an unconscious casualty who suffered electrocution. The course covers a range of topics, including managing injuries from electricity with signs/no signs of life, performing first responder-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and using LV rescue equipment. It also tackles safety practices, legislation and responsibilities, rescue kits and contents, and revision of hazardous energies and isolation.

What is Low Voltage Rescue training?

Low voltage rescue training is the LVR in the LVR + CPR course. It equips participants with the practical skills that a person needs to safely and effectively perform low voltage rescue procedures to a casualty who has fallen victim to electrocution.

What is an LV rescue kit?

An LV rescue kit is a set of tools specifically designed for safely extricating an electrocution casualty. It usually includes insulated gloves, fire blankets, and LV rescue hooks. The kit may also contain isolation tags, multi-trauma dressing, burn relief pads, and other medical supplies necessary for the effective management of a casualty.

What is the benefit of taking the LVR & CPR course?

By taking the LVR + CPR course, participants are able to gain an understanding of many things such as the legal issues around providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the responsibilities for health, safety and risk management processes during a low voltage rescue, and how to manage a casualty with injuries from electricity. This knowledge equips personnel with the confidence they need to respond promptly in the event of an electrocution incident. In addition, participants are taught how to perform CPR on a casualty, in the context of those having suffered electrocution, giving them the ability to potentially save a life when it matters the most.

Who is this course recommended for?

This course is recommended for electricians, as they are often required to operate in an electrical services industry environment. It is also a useful course for first responders who may be called upon to manage electrocution incidents and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).