• PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

Course prerequisites

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • ASTRA Group Services also recommends that all students hold a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights, or equivalent unit

Post Fall Recovery

On successful completion, students will receive an ASTRA Group Services – RTO 31544 Statement of Attainment in PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation.
Post Fall Recovery

This course covers workers who work at heights in industrial sectors and are required to rescue workmates from an industrial structure using a pre-engineered rescue kit.

  • The training will cover working at height techniques to ensure all persons undertaking rescue activities implement safe work practices to ensure the rescuer’s safety. Rescue techniques taught use workplace rescue kits based on workplace procedures.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Identification and assessment of hazards.
  • Capabilities and limitations of rescue equipment.
  • Casualty handling techniques.
  • Environmental hazards.
  • Manual handling techniques.
  • Organisational policies and procedures.
  • Personal hygiene.
  • Procedures for reporting injuries and accidents.
  • Relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Selecting a harness, pre-use inspection, donning and properly fitting the harness.
  • Ropes and knots.
  • Safety precautions.
  • Selecting fall protection equipment, pre-use checks and operation.
  • Appropriately selecting rescue team roles.
  • Maintaining clear communication throughout rescue exercises.
  • Establishing and monitoring anchors.
  • Assessing and monitoring the casualty.
  • Checking archer systems.
  • Record keeping.
  • Securing incident scenes to preserve evidence.

The student will also be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Complete a safe work method statement (SWMS).
  • Set up an exclusion zone.
  • Pre-use inspection off all arrest equipment
  • Selecting and correctly fitting a harness and performing buddy checks.
  • Correct rigging of anchorage straps.
  • Correct use of a restraint line.
  • Twin tail lanyard mobility and pole strap work positioning techniques.
  • Correctly using an industrial rescue kit.
  • Clean up of work area.

Course assessment

The trainer will assess a student’s competency in this course, both theoretically and practically.

The theory assessment consists of multiple choice and short answer questions.

The practical assessment will require students to demonstrate:

  • Hazard identification discussion and the completion of an SWMS documentation.
  • Selecting, inspecting, putting on and correctly fitting a full-body harness.
  • Performing pole top rescue techniques to retrieve suspended or injured workmates on pole tops who need assistance to get to a safe area.

Course duration

8 hours over 1 day From $360