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PUASAR032 – Undertake Vertical Rescue

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Our Undertake Vertical Rescue course covers the competency required to undertake vertical rescue in a range of emergency situations in natural and man-made environments.

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PUASAR032 Undertake Vertical Rescue – (60 hours)

Course Aim
Our Undertake Vertical Rescue course covers the competency required to undertake vertical rescue in a range of emergency situations in natural and man-made environments. Students undertake theoretical and practical sessions demonstrating vertical mobility on rope, patient packaging and extraction, and perform several rescues in a team, environment.

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

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Breaking strains
  • Casualty assessment and packaging
  • Emergency management and interagency arrangements
  • Equipment characteristics
  • Operation of high lines (span line, tyrolean etc.)
  • Operational briefing and debriefing procedures
  • Organisational procedures for cleaning and discarding equipment in terms of environmental management and sustainability
  • Organisational procedures for operating vertical rescue equipment
  • Personal hygiene protocols
  • Principles of suspension trauma
  • Reconnaissance techniques
  • Relevant legislation
  • Relevant workplace health and safety (WH&S) principles and practices
  • Safe working loads of equipment
  • Safety factors and safe working loads
  • Signs and symptoms of operational stress
  • Vertical rescue concepts and practices
  • Voice, whistle and other communication systems

Demonstrate skills in the following:

  • Check, service and maintain vertical rescue equipment
  • Control infection
  • Escort stretchers in raising and lowering operations
  • Establish, maintain, monitor and use:
  • Ascent and descent systems
  • Safety systems
  • Stretcher rigging
  • Implement safe and effective scene management procedures
  • Manage edge protection
  • Treat and package casualties
  • Undertake scene assessment and reporting
  • Use personal protective and rescue equipment within its safe work limitations
  • Wear appropriate personal protective and rescue equipment correctly
  • Work in a team

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 demonstrate vertical mobility on rope, build anchor systems, tie knots, patient packaging and extraction and perform several rescues in a team environment.

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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