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First Responder Advanced - Workplace Emergencies

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The aim of this course is to provide select workers who are may be required to be a first responder in a workplace in the event of a medical episode or workplace accident. Candidates undergo intensive height safety, vertical rescue, confined space, breathing apparatus, spill response, lock out tag out, low voltage rescue and occupational first aid training.

Duration: 12 Days (96 hours)

Student/Trainer Ratio: 8:1

Prerequisites & Entry Requirements

There is a prerequisite for PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation:
PUAEME001B Provide emergency care or HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support (previously HLTFA211A) or equivalent qualification, such as:
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Participants must have the physical abilities to perform CPR unassisted for 2 minutes on the floor. Participants who cannot perform unassisted CPR on the floor may be issued a Certificate of Attendance in lieu of the Statement of Attainment.
Participants must be able to present the Statement of Attainment for verification prior to course commencement. Please email your Statement of Attainment to upon successful enrolment. Participants who cannot present evidence of prerequisite qualifications will not be able to participate in the Rescue portion of the course on days 7 and 8.
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 aimed at persons who may be required to be a first responder in a workplace in the event of a medical episode or workplace accident. This may include anyone from entry level to senior management. 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.
One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of working under supervision in a team but may be responsible for completing individual tasks relating to a rescue in a range of simulated and real locations.
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.

Course Objectives and Content

  • Understanding of height safety confined space and emergency legislation and standards
  • How to perform risk assessments and control measures
  • Pre and post use inspection of all personal fall arrest and rescue equipment
  • How to identify, fit and correctly use height safety equipment
  • Safe use of fire extinguishers
  • Demonstrate the use of pre-rigged rescue kits and patient packaging
  • Understand and use a Low voltage switchboard rescue kit.
  • First aid training to occupational first aid skill set
  • Knowledge and skills in order to access confined spaces safely

Qualifications for Successful Participants

Statement of Attainment in:
RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights
PUASAR022A – Participate in a rescue operation
UETTDRRF06B – Perform rescue from a live LV panel
HLTAID006 – Provide advanced first aid
HLTAID007 – Provide advanced resuscitation
HLTAID008 – Manage first aid facilities
CPPFES2004A – Identify types of installed fire safety equipment and systems
CPPFES2005A – Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment
MSMPER200 – Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres
RIIRIS201D Conduct local risk control
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
MSMWHS216 Operate Breathing Apparatus
RIIRIS202D – Respond to site-based spills
RIISAM202D – Isolate and access plant

Course Structure

Day 1 – 4: Advanced First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation and Manage First Aid Facilities
Day 5: Low Voltage Rescue, Fire Extinguisher & Additional First Aid scenarios
Day 6: Work Safely at Heights
Day 7 – 8: Participate in a Rescue Operation
Day 9 – 11: Confined Space and Breathing Apparatus
Day 12: Spill Response and Lock Out Tag Out

Recognition of Prior Learning

Upon enrolment, you may wish to apply for recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer. You may email a copy of certificates related to prior learning to Based on that evidence the course may be modified based on your previous knowledge. There is a currency requirement to be met in order to demonstrate current skills such as basic life support. The outcome of your application will be notified to you in writing within 14 days of initial application.

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 with the use of our mobile training simulators.

Assessments are made against units of competency.

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