This course applies to employees or volunteers who are members of a rescue team and will provide individuals with training to safely complete various types of onsite emergencies. The course equips participants with the skills to perform complex rescues of a trapped casualty from a motor vehicle and will equip them with a range of techniques, and to operate specialist equipment to undertake the rescue.
It will provide individuals with the skills and knowledge required to gain access to and extricate casualties from vehicles that have crashed on the road, such as cars, motorcycles, buses, vans, tracks and semi-trailers, whilst minimising the potential for further injury and preserving the integrity of evidence.
The skills in this course are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Holding the pre-requisite unit HLTAID011 Provide First Aid.
Holding the pre-requisite unit PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation.
Additionally, students must have the physical capability to be able to physically gain access to and extricate entrapped casualty/s from vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, buses, trucks and semi-trailers.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
- Prepare and respond to road crash rescue
- Establish and maintain rescue scene safety
- Manage casualties
- Remove casualties from entrapment
- Conclude road crash rescue operations
Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.