The Vertical Rescue course involves two units of competency, and these are delivered and assessed in sequence to satisfy pre-requisite requirements.
PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation
This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in rescue operations as a member of a rescue team; it underpins specialist rescue operations. This includes a wide range of rescue and environmental situations which may incorporate industrial, rural, bush and extreme environmental conditions.
Typically, personnel performing these roles have completed induction or recruitment training and are commencing work as a member of an operational team. It is applicable to personnel from the emergency services, volunteer organisations and/or associated industries.
- Prepare and respond to rescue
- Contribute to a risk assessment at the scene
- Perform Rescue
- Conclude rescue operations
PUASAR032 Undertake Vertical Rescue
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to undertake vertical rescues in a range of emergency situations in a natural and manmade environment. It includes a range of vertical rescue situations, preparing and responding to rescue situations, assessing rescue scenes, establishing vertical rescue systems and performing in and terminating rescues.
- Prepare and respond to vertical rescue
- Assess scene
- Establish vertical rescue system
- Perform vertical rescue
- Terminate vertical rescue operations