Course Code and Title:  PUASAR032 Undertake Vertical Rescue

Award Issued: Statement of Attainment for: Undertake Vertical Rescue PUASAR032,  Prevent Injury PUAFIR201B, Provide Emergency Care PUAEME001B

Pre-Requisites: Participant in Rescue Operations PUASAR022A

Recertification: Two Yearly, Regular practice is required to maintain currency of skills.
Duration: 40 Hours

Course DescriptionThis unit covers the competency required to undertake vertical rescue in a range of emergency situations in natural and man-made environments.

Objectives: This Vertical Rescue courses is designed for onsite Emergency Response Teams, operators and maintenance personnel who are required to perform emergency rescue of a worker. This nationally recognised course covers theoretical and practical aspects of performing vertical rescue techniques.

Course Content:

  • Legislation & References
  • AS4488 and AS1891.4 – Falls From Height Regulations
  • Software Theory: Harness, Ropes etc
  • Vertical Rescue training requirements
  • Hardware Theory
  • Life Rescue Knots & Hitches
  • Anchor Points / Anchor Systems
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Rappelling Skills
  • Ascensing Skills
  • Rescue Team Work and Leadership
  • Lowering & Raising Systems
  • Stretcher Escorting & Patient handling
  • ‘Pick Off’ Rescues
  • Safety Officer & Team Leader Roles & Responsibilities

Assessment: Assessment will be performed progressively throughout the course using demonstrations of practical skills, scenario’s and short answer theory questions.

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This Course is provided in partnership with, and is accredited by Fire and Safety Australia RTO:22250