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RESCUE TRAINING

High Angle 1

High Angle 2

Breathing Apparatus

Swift Water Rescue

Vehicle Extrication 

Confined Space Training 

HIGH ANGLE 1

This course is designed for any persons who in the course of their normal duties would be required to operate in a high angle rescue environment. This includes patient access and single person rope rescues. After being assessed as competent candidates will be able to safely access a patient and perform a single person rescue and be able to operate as an integral part of a team that undertakes rescue operations in a high angle environment. High Angle Rescue definitions and legislation. High Angle Rescue equipment. Patient based rescue approach. Anchors (single and multiple), abseiling, ascending, belay, lowering, patient packaging and pick-offs. Practical evolutions.

KEY CONTENT

  • Introduction to high angle rescue
  • Knots
  • High angle equipment
  • Anchor points and rigging systems
  • Belaying
  • Abseiling
  • Ascending
  • Patient packaging

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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HIGH ANGLE 2

The aim of this module is to provide you with the necessary insight, theoretical knowledge and technical skills needed to function as an independent rope rescue technician. Specialised high angle rescue equipment, Pick offs, Patient management, packaging and stretcher rigging, Advanced anchoring systems, Principles of mechanical advantage, Application of advantage systems, Suspension systems, Climbing emergencies and Pole top rescue

KEY CONTENT

  • Specialized high angle rescue equipment
  • Pick offs
  • Patient management, packaging and stretcher rigging
  • Advanced anchoring systems
  • Principles of mechanical advantage
  • Application of advantage systems
  • Suspension systems
  • Climbing emergencies
  • Pole top rescue

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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BREATHING APPARATUS

This course will enable the learner to use a self-contained breathing apparatus safely (SCBA) and effectively during normal occupational health and safety assignments and emergency procedures. At the end of the course, the learner will know the body’s reaction to self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), the importance of oxygen to the body, personal protection while using an SCBA, how breathing apparatus will protect you as an employee, how to identify different types of breathing apparatus (BA), how to identify different parts of BA, how to determine work duration of BA, precautions to take when donning a BA, how to identify different donning methods, how to use BA safely and how to identify emergency procedures while using BA.

KEY CONTENT

  • Physiology of respiration
  • Components and safe operation of a breathing apparatus
  • Care and maintenance of breathing apparatus
  • Donning, doffing and stating up
  • Toxic atmospheres, conditions and the protection limitations of breathing apparatus
  • Entry control
  • Search and rescue procedures
  • Practical scenario using all of the above in a limited visibility atmosphere

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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SWIFT WATER RESCUE

This comprehensive swift water course focuses on procedures that personnel should follow if they must enter moving water in the course of their work. The curriculum emphasizes hazard assessment, site safety, self-rescue, and a range of options for rescuing others, as well as the decision-making process required to choose the most appropriate rescue approach. This course is also highly recommended for anyone who operates a boat in moving water, and will prepare them to deal with a capsize. It is also NFPA compliant for fire and field service professionals.

KEY CONTENT

  • Concepts and Philosophy of Rescue
  • Search Techniques for Swift water Rescue
  • Wading, Swimming and Crossings
  • Wading Techniques
  • Swift water Swimming Techniques
  • Crossing Techniques
  • Rope Rescues
  • Throw Bags
  • Shore Based Rope Rescues
  • River Dynamics
  • Knots, Hitches, Bends and Anchors
  • Mechanical Advantage Systems

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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VEHICLE EXTRICATION

The aim of this module is to provide you with the fundamental knowledge, skills and insight needed to conduct a vehicle rescue and subsequent extrication of an ill or injured patient. Each section has been carefully designed to provide you with important learning tasks and experiences, each of which is linked to an expected learning outcome.

KEY CONTENT

  • Introduction to vehicle rescue
  • Motor vehicle design & construction
  • Hand tools
  • Pneumatic power equipment
  • Hydraulic power equipment
  • Miscellaneous Equipment
  • Vehicle rescue operations
  • Incident Command and control
  • Specialized vehicle rescue

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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CONFINED SPACE TRAINING

This course is intended for rescue personnel who are expected to undertake emergency rescues as part of their duties to enter confined spaces. Learners will be able to perform rescue operations in confined spaces by applying safe working practices and first-aid principles to rescue victims from confined spaces

KEY CONTENT

  • demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in confined spaces
  • select and operate equipment for rescues from confined spaces
  • carry out a rescue in a confined space
  • conduct briefings and compile reports

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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