Rescue from Heights Perth   ·   Melbourne   ·   Darwin

How to Rescue Someone Who Has Fallen From a Height

ERGT Australia’s Rescue from Heights (RFH) course develops knowledge in the planning and responding to the fall of someone working at height. Skills are developed and demonstrated through guided practical exercises and rescue scenarios.

The Rescue at Heights training course is designed for individuals who are required to work at heights or individuals who not a part of an emergency response team (ERT) but require the skills and knowledge to perform first response rescue of a worker suspended at height.

Course Availability

ERGT’s Rescue from Heights course is conducted at our safety training centre in Perth, WA, Melbourne, Victoria and Darwin, NT. Please enquire online or call us on (08) 9417 6900 for more information.

Learning Outcomes

The expected learning outcomes for the Rescue at Heights training course are:

  • Understanding of the function, ratings and equipment checks for equipment used for rescue from height using preset systems
  • Understanding of key terminology associated with rescue from height equipment
  • Understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of knot associated with rescue from heights activities
  • Identify the appropriate stretcher for given rescue scenarios
  • Recall basic principles for use of stretchers in rescue scenarios
  • Principles of spinal board use

Practical Demonstration

  • Identification and checking procedures for a broad range of rescue from height equipment
  • A non contact rescue of a suspended worker using a Gotcha Kit
  • A non contact rescue of a suspended worker using a Rescue Master
  • A contact rescue of a suspended worker using a Rescue Master
  • Casualty handling techniques
  • Casualty packaging techniques
  • Rescue of an entangled worker

ERGT Required Skills and Knowledge
Evidence of the following prior skills and knowledge must be provided to ERGT for verification prior to course commencement:

  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights or equivalent

Structure and Assessment
Trainees demonstrate practical skills assessed in guided practice scenarios. There is no collection and verification of individual trainee knowledge, though there is verification of trainees’ knowledge and understanding on a group basis.

Medical and Health Standards
A health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.

Additional Requirements
Government-issued photo identification is required for course registration.

Skills Maintenance
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.

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Upon successful completion trainees will be issued with a Certificate of Training and Assessment in:

Rescue from Heights

Also Known as

RFH Heights Rescue

Common Occupations

Integrated Rating, Health Safety and Environment, Driller, Supervisor, Scaffolder, Rigger, Driller, Marine Officer, Tradesperson, Welder, Electrician, Boilermaker, Plumber, Mechanic

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