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.
Note: This course has superseded but is equivalent to the Vertical Rescue course which is still available for students to book until at least Oct 2020
Throughout this course we will cover the following topics:
- Identify workplace hazards and risks, and advise others
- Implement hazard and risk control procedures
- Monitor effectiveness of hazard and risk control procedures
- Prepare and respond to rescue
- Prepare and respond to vertical rescue
- Contribute to a risk assessment at the scene
- Assess scene
- Perform rescue
- Establish vertical rescue system
- Conclude rescue operations
- Terminate 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 12 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.
HLTAID003 Provide first aid