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EWP Escape & Rescue

The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills to perform a controlled descent escape in the workplace from an Elevating Work Platform(EWP). Students are also taught how to rescue from an EWP in the workplace. It specifies the mandatory requirements of EWP rescue and EWP controlled emergency descent and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions.
Duration: 4 hours

Student/Trainer Ratio: 6:1

Prerequisites & Entry Requirements

There is a prerequisite for UETTDRRF06B Perform EWP rescue:
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Participants must be able to present the Statement of Attainment for verification prior to course commencement. Please email your Statement of Attainment to training@heightsafety.net upon successful enrolment.
All students must be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia and provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for all persons who are required to perform any work or tasks in or from any type of EWP or work platform where if upon an emergency may be required to respond and to rescue a person from an EWP or self-rescue from a EWP using a controlled descent device.
It is recommended that participants have year 10 level reading and writing capabilities. It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training.
Students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued a Statement of Attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.

Can overseas visitors complete this training course?

This will depend on the type of visa that you have.

For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.

International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:

  • Family Name
  • Given Name(s)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Country of Passport

Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.

If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing training@heightsafety.net. Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.

Course Objectives and Content

  • Inspection of rescue equipment Identify work health and safety (WHS) manual handling hazards
  • Assessing hazards to rescuer, victim and others
  • Isolation procedures where appropriate
  • Knowledge of Safe Approach Distances (SAD’s) appropriate to rescue from a EWP
  • Practical demonstration of rescuing a person from an EWP
  • Maintaining Safe Approach Distances (SAD’s) appropriate to EWP rescue
  • Practical demonstration of rescuing a person
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for CPR
  • Seek assistance from emergency response services
  • Tools and emergency descent equipment is checked for safety and function to ensure accessibility according to established procedures
  • Securing a worksite
  • Practical demonstration of a controlled emergency descent
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with ARC guidelines
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty

Qualifications for Successful Participants

Statement of Attainment in:
UETTDRRF03B Perform EWP rescue
UETTDRRF08B Perform EWP controlled descent escape

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer is not offered for this course as it is anticipated that all participants will be new entrants to this course of study.

Learner Support

We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.

Course Fees

For more information and an obligation free quote please call our office on 1300 884 978. Group discounts may apply. Please also refer to the Payment Terms and Conditions available on our website and in the Student Handbook.

What do I bring?

All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.

Where can I train?

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site.

Assessments are made against units of competency.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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