This unit covers the competency required to participate in rescue operations as a member of a rescue team.  This unit underpins specialist rescue operations.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


PUAEME001B Provide emergency care, OR HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support.


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - identify and monitor hazards; - identify and use rescue equipment, and; - wear PPE in accordance with organisational requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - capabilities and limitations of rescue equipment; - casualty handling techniques; - environmental hazards; - manual handling techniques; - organisational policies and procedures (such as relevant legislation; operational, corporate and strategic plans; operational performance standards; operational policies and procedures; organisational personnel and occupational health and safety practices and guidelines; organisational quality standards; organisation's approach to environmental management and sustainability); - personal hygiene; - procedures for reporting injuries and accidents; - relevant legislative and regulatory requirements; - ropes and knots, and; - safety precautions.

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