Vertical Rescue



Successful participants will receive a statement of attainment for Vertical Rescue training which is nationally recognised under the Australian qualifications framework. This statement is issued by Promed International (RTO 40705)

  • PUASAR032A - Undertake Vertical Rescue
  • PUASAR022A - Participate in a rescue operation
  • PUAEME001B - Provide Emergency Care
  • PUAFIR215 - Prevent Injury
Course Overview

PUASAR032A - Undertake Vertical rescue

This unit covers the competency required to undertake vertical rescue in a range of emergency situations in natural and man-made environments.

PUASAR022A - Participate in a Rescue Operation

This unit covers the competency required to participate in rescue operations as a member of a rescue team.

Participants will receive training in rescue operation, identifying and selecting rescue equipment, selecting personal protective equipment, anticipating hazards and associated risks, communication with other team members, safe removal and extrication of casualties using appropriate equipment, monitoring of incident scene, hygiene precautions, recovery, cleaning and maintenance of equipment, identifying signs and symptoms of operational stress in self and others, participating in operational debriefings and competition of operational documentation.

PUAEME001B - Provide Emergency Care

This unit covers the competency required to provide emergency care pending the arrival of appropriately qualified personnel.

Training included in this unit includes - Initial assessment made of nature and extent of emergency care required, Initial assessment is communicated to appropriate personnel, maintenance of hygiene for protection of self and casualty, monitoring of casualty’s vital signs, monitoring and reporting of casualty’s condition, assisting members of other emergency services, recovering, cleaning, testing, re-storing of medical equipment, completing documentation.

PUAFIR215 - Prevent Injury

This unit covers the competency required to identify, avoid, evaluate and review workplace hazards and risks, management of personal safety, health and welfare in accordance with work place policies and to report identified issues to supervisors and team members.

Training in this unit includes - following procedures and practises to identify hazards and risks in the workplace, selecting appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment, monitoring a situation to ensure the continued effectiveness of the hazard and risk control procedures, participation in activities and de-briefings regarding hazards and risk control procedures.

Course Outline
  • Prepare and respond to vertical rescue
  • Assess the scene
  • Establish vertical rescue system
  • Perform vertical rescue
  • Terminate vertical rescue operations
  • Identify need for emergency care
  • Personal safety of carer and casualty and reassure casualty
  • Assess casualty and implement emergency care procedures
  • Work cooperatively with personnel from other organisations
  • Recover and restore first aid equipment
  • Complete documentation
  • Contribute to a risk assessment at the scene
  • Conclude rescue operations
  • Identify workplace hazards and risks, and advise others
  • Implement hazard and risk control procedures
  • Monitor effectiveness of hazard and risk control procedures
Course Duration

5 Days

  • POA

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  • Tailored training conducted by experienced height safety specialists who have extensive knowledge of current and relevant legislation and Australian Standards for working at height.

  • All course material
  • All equipment required for you to undertake training, however, we encourage you to bring along your own where possible.
  • Assessment and recommendations for specialised PPE and equipment for your workplace requirements.
  • Significant time allowed for practical hands on training
Participant Requirements
  • Transport

  • Closed in footwear and appropriate comfortable clothing for practical training.
  • Lunch and refreshments