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PUASAR022 – Tower Rescue Basic Operator

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Our Tower Rescue Basic Operator course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform vertical rope rescue techniques off towers, masts and structures using pre-engineered rescue kits.

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PUASAR022 – Tower Rescue Basic Operator – (10 hours)

Course Aim
Our Tower Rescue Basic Operator course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform vertical rope rescue techniques off towers, masts and structures using pre-engineered rescue kits. Students are taught several rescue techniques with these kits in order to deal with a variety of possible emergency situations that may arise due to the vast varying workplaces that tower workers may face in everyday working environments.

Course Objectives
By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Identification and assessment of hazards
  • Capabilities and limitations of rescue equipment
  • Casualty handling techniques
  • Environmental hazards
  • Manual handling techniques
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Personal hygiene
  • Procedures for reporting injuries and accidents
  • Relevant legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Select harness, pre-use inspection, don and properly fit the harness
  • Ropes and knots
  • Safety precautions
  • Select fall protection equipment, pre-use checks and operation
  • Select appropriate rescue equipment, pre-use checks and operation
  • Rescue team roles are appropriately selected
  • Communication is maintained and clear throughout rescue exercises
  • Establish and monitor anchors
  • Assess and monitor the casualty
  • Archer systems checks
  • Record keeping
  • Securing of incident scenes to preserve evidence

Demonstrate skills in the following:

  • Complete a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)
  • Set up an exclusion zone
  • Pre-use inspection of fall arrest equipment
  • Select harness; properly fit the harness and perform buddy checks
  • Correct rigging of anchorage straps
  • Correct restraint techniques
  • Correctly use an industrial rescue kit
  • Clean-up work area

Course Assessment
Students will be assessed to determine their competency in this course both theoretically and practically.

The theory assessment consists of multiple choice and short answer questions.

The practical assessment will require students to participate in hazard identification discussion and the completion of SWMS documentation; select, pre-use inspect, put on and correctly fit a full-body harness; and perform bridge rescue techniques in order to retrieve a workmate who is suspended or injured on a bridge and needs assistance to get down to a safe area.

View the course flyer here.

 

Archer Access works in partnership with 3M Australia Pty Ltd RTO Code: 45498.
Upon successful completion participants will be issued a Statement of attainment for a nationally recognised unit of competency from 3M Australia Pty Ltd.

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