Tower Rescue – 2 Day Course In South Australia

Tower Rescue is delivered as 2 Units of Competency and designed to enable participants to effectively perform rescue on towers, cranes, bridges or similar platformsand other structures.

Participate in a Rescue operation (PUASAR022A)

Undertake Vertical Rescue (PUASAR032A)

Course pre-requisites

Participants attending this course must already have RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights or equivalent, and also have the course pre-requisite units of competency, either

(PUAEME001B)       Provide emergency care, or

(HLTAID002)           Provide basic emergency life support or their equivalent

This Training Focuses On:

  • Requirements of the WHS Act and Regulations and the Codes of Practice
  • Australian Standards including AS1891.4 and AS4488 and other
  • Suspension Trauma and Australian Resuscitation guidelines
  • Safety Officer & Team Leader Roles & Responsibilities
  • Equipment and their use in systems
  • Essential rescue Knots & Hitches
  • Anchor systems
  • Self-rescue techniques
  • Work positioning methods; climbing with Twin Tailed lanyards and controlled descent applications
  • Pick-off techniques for rescue on structures, natural features and towers
  • Lowering & Raising Systems
  • Patient packaging

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This is a practical application course and training is designed to be realistic and maybe customised to suit individual work situations (e.g. communications towers, energy transmission towers, or chair-lifts).

A variety of equipment will be utilised during the course; participants own equipment may be utilised provided it meets current inspection requirements. Twin rope systems are utilised throughout the working systems employed.

Substantial course documentation will be provided to each participant to support the course and your further operations. Assessment is provided in areas of both theoretical and practical applications and successful participants will be issued with nationally recognized documentation and wallet card reflecting the units delivered during the course.

Neat workplace clothing with enclosed steel cap footwear is required for the course. Participants in this course should be clean shaven and medically fit as the course will include physical activity.

WHS Regulations (SA) 2012 Division 3—Electrical equipment and electrical installations

161—How the work is to be carried out

(1)     A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure that electrical work on energised electrical equipment is carried out—

(a)     by a competent person who has tools, testing equipment and personal protective equipment that—

(i)    are suitable for the work; and

(ii)   have been properly tested; and

(iii)  are maintained in good working order; and

(b)     in accordance with a safe work method statement prepared for the work; and

(c)     subject to sub-regulation (5), with a safety observer present who has the competence and qualifications specified in sub-regulation (4).

(4)     For the purposes of subregulation (1)(c)—

(a)     the safety observer must be competent—

(i)    to implement control measures in an emergency; and

(ii)   to rescue and resuscitate the worker who is carrying out the work, if necessary; and


(b)     the safety observer must have been assessed in the previous 12 months as competent to rescue and resuscitate a person.

(5)     A safety observer is not required if—

(a)     the work consists only of testing; and

(b)     the person conducting the business or undertaking has conducted a risk assessment under regulation 158(1)(a) that shows that there is no serious risk associated with the proposed work.

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Fire Training and Safety Services Pty Ltd
PO Box 1131
Stirling, South Australia 5152

Phone      08 83709053

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