The Vertical Rescue course conducted by Safety & Emergency Training Services is a nationally accredited course that is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to allow them to respond to incidents that will require rope rescue techniques as a member of an emergency response team, across a variety of industries.
- Prepare and respond to vertical rescue
- Contribute to a risk assessment at the scene
- Assess scene
- Establish vertical rescue system
- Perform vertical rescue
- Conclude vertical rescue operations
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: PUASAR032 Undertake vertical rescue and PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
There is a maximum number of 10 participants per program.
- Have sufficient English language, literacy and numeracy skills to read instructions and write assessments.
- Provide their USI on enrolment.
- Provide proof of identity, e.g. drivers licence.
- Be physically fit and able to carry at least 20 kgs of weight.
- Be able to manage feelings of fear of height.
- Wear or bring long sleeve shirt, long pants or overalls, safety boots, safety glasses and sun hat.
- HLTAID011 Provide first aid
- PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation (This unit is delivered as part of this course and you will need to be deemed competent prior to completing the Vertical Rescue component)
Students are required to be able to complete the following tasks:
- communicate with others clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
- find and use relevant information
- read and comply with work instructions and specifications
- read and record measurements
- record and report information neatly and legibly