Rescue Systems Operator
Ratio of Trainers to Trainees:
Rescue Systems Operator – PUAOHS001C, PUASAR022AIntroduction
Under the new national codes of practice and regulations, a person conducting a business or undertaking who implements a fall arrest system as a measure to control risk MUST establish emergency and rescue procedures.
These procedures need to be rehearsed and tested for effectiveness and include training and instruction for workers.
This course has been structured to provide:
– Candidates with the skills and knowledge to set up and conduct rope rescue of a suspended or injured casualty using a pre-rigged proprietary rope rescue system
– The necessary skills to respond to a variety of post-fall rescue situations such as high/low anchor rescue, casualty evacuation, rescue off inertia reels, rescue off vertical lifelines and off towers, masts or structures.
– Current RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights is highly recommended
– HLTFA211A Apply First Aid; or
– PUAEME001B Provide Emergency Care.
– Hazard analysis and risk assessment
– The importance of rescue provision
– Individual and team safety
– Anchor points and rigging, including edge protection
– Rescue techniques
– Casualty management
– Inspection and record keeping procedures
– The use of work restraint and positioning techniques
– Climbing and structural mobility techniques
– Understanding simple mechanical advantage
– AS/NZS and EN Standards.
– Pre-use inspection, correct fitting and adjustment of fall arrest harnesses and buddy- checks
– Identification and understanding of supplied rescue kit(s) and its components
– Basic stretcher rigging techniques
– The deployment and practical use of a pre-rigged rescue kit to perform post-fall
rescue activities using either:
Option A (Remote Attachment)
– A rescue kit with a raising/lowering capability to:
– Raise a casualty back to safety
– Lower a casualty back to safety
Option B (Descent Attachment)
– The use of a self-locking descender to remote lower a casualty to safety
– The use of a rescue kit containing a self-locking descender to access a casualty and
evacuate them down to safety.
Assessment of Candidates
Written theory assessment with multiple choice and short answer questions. Requires 100% pass mark for competency.
Practical assessment requires the candidates to complete a number of rescue techniques including a demonstration of a correct set up of the rescue kit, safe use and post-rescue pack up.
Candidates are required to complete these techniques in a reasonable time frame and in a safe manner.
During the course of the training, candidates will continue to be verbally and practically assessed by the trainer to ensure they have the necessary understanding and competency required on specific topics and scenarios.
Statement of Attainment in:
– Rescue Systems Operator using the following units of competency:
– PUAOHS001C Follow Defined Occupational Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
– PUASAR022A Participate in a Rescue Operation
for all candidates who are successfully deemed competent.
– ID card for all candidates.