Heights Incident First Response
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.
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
- The briefing
- Command & control
- Safety of the rescue team
- Suspension intolerance
- First Aid
- 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.
Classroom delivery via PowerPoint and practical activities involving the use of pre-rigged rescue systems.
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