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Heights Incident First Response

2 Days

Max Students:

Designed for:
This course is designed for students who are required to work at heights, in particular people who may perform the role of a heights supervisor.



Pre-entry Requirements:
Students must meet the following entry requirements:

Hold a work at heights competency (RIIWHS204D or equivalent) and hold the Provide first aid competency (HLTAID003 or equivalent).

This course addresses the skills necessary to perform a first response rescue. The course focuses on the use of pre-rigged rescue equipment in a range of different workplace scenarios.


The following items are covered during the conduct of the training:

  • PPE of the rescuer
  • Communication
  • The briefing
  • Command & control
  • Safety of the rescue team
  • Rescue
  • Suspension intolerance
  • First Aid
  • Anchors
  • Rope
  • Care & maintenance
  • Rope inspection
  • Retiring a rope
  • Rope packaging
  • Pre-rigged system and ladder rescue

Units of Competency

PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation

Assessment of this course is through theory assessment and completion of a number of different rescue activities using pre-rigged rescue systems.

Delivery Method:
Classroom delivery via PowerPoint and practical activities involving the use of pre-rigged rescue systems.

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