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Note: This course has been superseded by but is equivalent to the Vertical Rescue Course which will be available for students to book from Nov 2020
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.