Course Dates for 2017:

 

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Undertake Initial Rescue (PMAOMIR301)

 

This unit of competency applies to a person who is required to effect an initial rescue arising from an incident. It could apply to any person operating as a team member in a facility and may involve a confined space. In a typical scenario, a person undertaking a task in a workplace may witness an incident involving a co-worker, or may be alerted to a difficulty involving a co-worker. In these few initial critical minutes before other help arrives, the actions of the person may have a significant effect on the well being of their co-worker. At no time however should the person take any action which is likely to cause them to be equally placed at risk.

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Duration:
2 Days (16 hours)
Pre-requisites:

MSMWHS216 - Operate Breathing Apparatus

MSMWHS217 - Gas test atmospheres

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid

Course Elements:
  • Respond to the incident surroundings.
  • Determine the condition of the person.
  • Determine the appropriate rescue method.
  • Use specialised rescue equipment.
  • Convey information to others.
Learning Outcomes:
Competence includes the ability to isolate the causes of problems within the incident response system and to be able to distinguish between causes of problems indicated by:
  • Inability to call for assistance at the incident scene
  • Non-functional or non-responding safety equipment
  • Non-functional or non-responding rescue equipment
  • Essential First Aid practices
  • Safe working practices related to the type of plant and equipment being worked on
  • Essential rescue principles and techniques
  • Basic rescue equipment types and uses
  • Obligations and implications of the organisation's work permit system
  • PPE and special purpose safety devices such as safety harnesses required for the task being undertaken
  • Emergency communications systems, their location and operation

 

RPL:
RPL is not offered for this course
Pathways:
Students who complete the Unit Of Competency may be eligible for entry into further study such as: Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology (PMA40108)
Entry Requirements:

All participants must be Medically Fit & Clean Shaven and are required to bring Safety Boots, Hard Hat, Overalls and gloves.
(Note: Participants are required to be clean shaven to enable a positive seal whilst wearing SCBA equipment as per AS/NZS 1715)