MRT – Rescue Specialist
What To Expect
ARG’s Rescue Specialist course compiles multiple pre learned skills from previous courses to culminate in a sound, risk-based approach to working at height and confined space work site procedures driven by regulatory paperwork.
The MRT Rescue Specialist course ensures students have an understanding of underpinning legal and regulatory procedures that assist those worksite personnel conducting high risk work.
The learning stream for Rescue Specialists is based on the ability to assess rescue plans, plan for and deliver timely response tactics pre and post incident.
With an emphasis on rescue planning and preparation the credible and realistic vertical and confined space rescue operator hones their skills in understanding the reality behind regulatory procedures and their ability to interpret real time data associated with onsite works following the breakdown of prearranged safe work procedures.
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Course Length: 7 Days
The full delivery of this course includes all skillsets involved with pre-incident and rescue planning responsibilities for vertical and confined space rescue.
Access to site-based high-risk areas at height and in confined spaces is crucial to delivering this course. The use of client specific rescue plans for onsite training maximizes ARG’s ability to include specific site documentation in our training process. The MRT has an opportunity to test existing plans for high-risk areas and assess the plan’s operability in a controlled and streamlined environment.
- Prepare and respond to vertical rescue
- Assess scene
- Establish vertical rescue system
- Perform vertical rescue
- Terminate vertical rescue operations
- Prepare and respond to rescue
- Contribute to a risk assessment at the scene
- Perform rescue
- Conclude rescue operations
- Prepare for confined space rescue operation
- Assess and manage confined space rescue
- Determine location and condition of casualties
- Gain entry to confined space
- Remove casualties
- Conclude rescue operations
- Assess hazardous materials incident
- Identify and assess hazards at incident
- Develop an entry plan
- Implement entry plan
- Review entry plan
- Plan and prepare for workplace communication using equipment and systems
- Communicate using communication equipment and systems
- Carry out face-to-face routine communication
- Complete written documentation
- Plan and prepare for risk management
- Identify and assess unacceptable risk
- Identify and recommend risk controls
- Contribute to the implementation of risk controls
- Review risk management documentation
- Access and apply site safety procedures
- Apply personal safety measures
- Apply operational safety measures
- Maintain personal wellbeing
- Identify and report incidents
Units of Competency
Following successful completion of this course, a statement of attainment will be presented to each successful student. An option to roll these units of competency into a complete RII30719 – Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue is available.
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the Units of Competency listed below.
Units marked with an asterix (*) have pre-requisites that are not included in this course package.
- PUASAR032 – Undertake vertical rescue
- PUASAR022 – Participate in a rescue operation*
- PUASAR025 – Undertake confined space rescue**
- PUAFIR306 – Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident*
- RIICOM201E – Communicate in the workplace
- RIIRIS301E – Apply risk management processes
- RIIWHS201E – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
What You Get On Completion
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment.
- * HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
- ** PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
- Active member of an MRT or ERT
- Provide USI and Drivers Licence or proof of identity card
- HLTAID011- Provide First Aid (or can be completed by arrangement with ARG)
- Statement of attainment for other pre-requisite units not included in this course package
- Ability to read and interpret calculations, measurements and analog gauges
- Understand and comply with workplace instructions
- Be physically fit and able to work in confined spaces, heated environments, at height or depth, maintain excellent manual handling procedures and maintain safety during mentally challenging activities
- Display an underpinning fitness level to manage high level of physical activity over the full course
- English language skills suitable to read and understand concepts and information for this course
- Ability to act as a team member and continuously strive for safety in a high risk setting
- Identify and assess risks, report hazards and clearly understand the JHA workflow process
- Climb ladders and stairs under load
- Be clean shaven as per AS 1715