Tower Rescue Training - Course Dates

Tower Rescue Training

This training will be re-introduced in early 2022 at our new Villawood Training Centre.

This training covers the performance of a rescue from a tower like structure, and is aligned to the electricity supply industry (ESI) towers in the workplace. It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from an ESI tower by firstly climbing to gain access, safely rigging the victim, lowering them to the ground and performing CPR. You would have already completed a nationally accredited safe work at heights course (can complete this the day before) and you are now gaining additional height safety skills.  Tower Rescue training is a nationally accredited training programme.

If you have a group we can schedule a programme at times to suit you.  We can also conduct the training at your site if you have suitable tower facilities.

Training Outcome
All candidates that are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment in:

  1. UETTDRRF04 Perform tower rescue

 RTO for this training is RTO#40992

 Introduction
This course has been structured to prepare you to:  

  1. Take all the necessary steps to prepare to perform tower rescue by assessing hazards, introducing control measures and preparing necessary rescue equipment.
  2. Carry out the tower rescue – safely climb using twin tail lanyards and pole straps, setting up rescue equipment, accessing victim, connecting equipment and safely lowering them to the ground.
  3. Providing CPR to victim once on  ground and organising emergency evacuation.
  4. Securing worksite and assisting in incident/accident investigation

Duration

This program is conducted over one day 

Cost

The cost is $395 GST Free per person.

Call for rates for a group booking (02 9892 3370)

Ratio of Trainers to Trainees:      1:8

Prerequisites

Candidates must already hold: 

  1. HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation – gained in the last 12 months.  We have CPR training open to the public
  2. Nationally accredited Safe Working at Heights Statement of Attainment gained in the last 2 years

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Course Contents

Theory 

  • Legislation and guidance material
  • Hazard analysis and control
  • Maintenance of individual and team safety
  • Understanding of suspension trauma
  • Types of rescue equipment and systems and application to rescue site specifics
  • Anchor setup including knots, rigging and edge protection
  • Use of fall restraint, work positioning and fall arrest techniques to effect mobility during rescue operations
  • Mechanical advantage systems
  • Team organisation, communication and emergency response planning.

 Practical 

  • Pre-use inspection, correct fitting and adjustment of height related PPE
  • Safety / Buddy checks to ensure overall safety during rescue operations
  • Attached climbing and work positioning techniques to effect mobility on structure
  • Selecting and establishment of anchorage points
  • Abseil descent and self-rescue techniques
  • Perform a rescue of a suspended casualty
  • Construct and operate mechanical advantage haul / lower systems
  • Casualty management and care.

 This training will require you to participate in physical practical exercises. Ensure you are fully aware of the risks prior to participating and understand the control measures employed.