This course contains the skills and knowledge required to undertake vertical rescues in a range of emergency situations in natural and manmade environments. It includes a range of vertical rescue situations, preparing and responding to rescue situations, assessing rescue scenes, establishing vertical rescue systems and performing in and terminating rescues. The course is applicable to personnel from the emergency services, volunteer organisations and associated industries.
The skills in this course are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Holding the pre-requisite unit PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
Additionally, students must have the physical capacity to be able to demonstrate vertically removing a casualty from an emergency situation where there may be a risk to life
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
- Complete two different types of vertical rescue situations, techniques and locations
Documentation – Completion of Vertical Rescue Notes for report Form
Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.