VERT – Vertical Rescue

ERGT Australia’s Vertical Rescue (VERT) course is designed for individuals who work as part of an Emergency Response Team (ERT) or may be required to respond to incidents in an industrial workplace. Industrial environments may include onshore and offshore locations potentially isolated from external emergency services. Trainees may hold roles within ERTs, volunteer organisations or as part of a designated role within an organisation’s structure.

The individuals attending the course could be both new and experienced workers and hold varying levels of responsibility from team member to team leader.

Course Availability
This course is available through corporate group bookings at our Perth, Melbourne & Darwin Safety Training Centres. Please enquire for more information.

Learning Outcomes
The expected learning outcomes for these Nationally Recognised Training units are:
PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue

  • Prepare and respond to vertical rescue
  • Assess scene
  • Establish vertical rescue system
  • Perform vertical rescue
  • Terminate vertical rescue operations

PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation

  • Prepare and respond to rescue
  • Contribute to a risk assessment at the scene
  • Perform rescue
  • Conclude rescue operations

Training Standard Pre-requisites
Evidence of the following pre-requisite/s must be provided to ERGT for verification prior to course commencement:

PUAEME001B Provide emergency care or;
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support or equivalent

PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation is a pre-requisite for PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue. Trainees must successfully complete
PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation (which is assessed on the first day) before progressing to PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue.

ERGT Required Skills and Knowledge
There are no ERGT required skills and knowledge applicable for this course.

ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
In order for ERGT to deliver the training and assessment in the timeframe specified for this course, it is desirable (but not mandatory) that trainees who come to the course are fulltime employees and existing members of an ERT with the specific range relevant of skills and knowledge as listed below:

  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Applying casualty handling techniques
  • Identifying hazards and applying control measures according to procedures
  • Participate in and contribute in a post rescue debrief

Medical and Health Standards
A medical certificate is not required for this course, however 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 and a valid USI are 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.

Structure & Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion and practical demonstrations and exercises. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written and practical assessments. Assessments will occur in both the training room and simulated workplace environments.

Authority Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.

  • Industry
  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Course Outline

Upon successful completion trainees will be issued with Statements of Attainment in:

PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation
PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue

Also Known as
Undertake Vertical Rescue Vert Rescue
Common Occupations

Emergency Response Team Member, Emergency Response Team Leader, Operations Team Member, Deckhand, Maintenance Team Member, Instrumentation Electricians, Scaffolders, Crane Crew Members