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.
The course covers the following broad areas:
- Checking, servicing and maintaining vertical rescue equipment as well as safe work limitations.
- Safe and effective scene management procedures, edge protection
- Scene assessment and reporting
- Establish, maintain, monitor and use ascent, descent systems and safety systems
- Treat and package casualties, including stretcher rigging.
- Escorting stretchers in raising and lowering operations.
- Work in a team.
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: PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue and PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation.
There is a maximum number of 12 participants per program.
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support.