Assessor Resource

AVIW2033
Rappel from a helicopter

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: September 2018


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to rappel from a helicopter, in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.

It includes applying aircraft safety procedures, preparing for rappelling operations, and emplaning and completing on-board procedures. It also includes rappelling from a hovering helicopter and de-servicing rappelling equipment.

This unit addresses aviation technical skill requirements (physical, mental and task-management abilities) related to equipment and system operations of flight or ground operations personnel, and contributes to safe and effective performance in complex aviation operational environments.

Operations are conducted as part of recreational, commercial and military aircraft activities across a variety of operational contexts within the Australian aviation industry.

Work is performed independently or under limited supervision as a single operator or within a team environment.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

Use for Defence Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations.

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Evidence Required

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ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Apply aircraft safety procedures

1.1

Dress and equipment is secured for operating in and around a helicopter

1.2

Helicopter is approached, entered and exited in a safe manner in accordance with workplace procedures and/or flight crew instructions

1.3

Individual seating is occupied and restraint devices are applied

1.4

Identified hazards are communicated to rappel team members

1.5

Flight crew instructions are followed

1.6

Environmental conditions and alternative routes to/from helicopter are identified

2

Prepare for rappelling operation

2.1

Rappelling descent instructions are received and confirmed as required

2.2

Workplace procedures, work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and safety control measures are applied

2.3

Operational and rappel equipment including personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected and fitted in accordance with workplace procedures

2.4

Individual pre-flight check of rappel equipment is conducted

2.5

Damage to operational, rappel and safety equipment is reported and remedial action is taken in accordance with workplace procedures

3

Emplane and complete on-board procedures

3.1

Aircraft is approached and emplaned in accordance with workplace procedures

3.2

Ropes are secured to allocated rope attachment device, checked and prepared for flight

3.3

Rappellers and operational equipment are secured prior to flight

3.4

Flight crew orders and instructions are complied with

3.5

Rappelling and operational equipment are monitored during flight

3.6

Communications and directions are interpreted and relayed to rappellers

3.7

Individual in-flight safety checks are conducted

4

Rappel from helicopter

4.1

Rappelling exit positions are adopted under supervision of flight crew or safety officer

4.2

Positions are resumed in aircraft on abort instruction from flight crew

4.3

Aircraft is exited on instruction of flight crew or safety officer

4.4

Descent is undertaken in a controlled manner in accordance with workplace procedures

4.5

Aircraft emergency and rappelling contingency procedures are implemented as required

4.6

Landing is conducted in a controlled manner in accordance with workplace procedures

4.7

Rappel signals are communicated to flight crew once descent is complete

4.8

On landing, rope is disconnected and landing area is cleared in accordance with workplace procedures

4.9

Equipment is gathered and taken to designated team assembly point

5

De-service rappel equipment

5.1

Area is cleared in preparation for de-servicing of rappel equipment in accordance with workplace procedures

5.2

Rappelling and operational equipment is de-serviced and stowed in accordance with workplace procedures

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements, performance criteria and range of conditions on at least one occasion and include:

adapting to differences in equipment and operating environment in accordance with standard operating procedures

applying organisational tactics, techniques and procedures

applying precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards

approaching and exiting helicopter in a safe manner in accordance with workplace procedures and/or flight crew instructions

communicating effectively with others

completing relevant documentation

conducting rappel, operational and safety equipment individual pre-flight and in-flight checks

descending landing in a controlled manner in accordance with workplace procedures

following relevant legislation and workplace procedures

identifying, operating and controlling rappelling and operational equipment

implementing contingency plans

implementing work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures and relevant regulations

maintaining situational awareness when conducting rappelling operations

modifying activities depending on workplace contingencies, situations and environments

monitoring and anticipating operational problems and hazards and taking appropriate action

monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule

operating helicopter restraint, safety and emergency equipment

reading, interpreting and following relevant regulations, instructions, procedures, information and signs

reporting and/or rectifying identified problems promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

selecting and using required personal protective clothing and equipment conforming to industry and WHS/OHS standards

working collaboratively with others

working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self, others or damage to goods or equipment.

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements, performance criteria and range of conditions and include knowledge of:

assembly point or marshalling area

characteristics of helicopters including safety features and operating requirements

hazards that exist when rappelling from a helicopter

in a Defence context, relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

manufacturer instructions for equipment used for rappelling from a helicopter

problems that may occur when rappelling from a helicopter

relevant Australian Standards

relevant information/documents:

induction and training materials

operations manuals

workplace procedures and instructions, and job specification

relevant legislation, regulations, organisational policy and procedures in relation to rappelling from a helicopter

relevant WHS/OHS and environmental procedures and regulations

risks that exist when rappelling from a helicopter

safety equipment operation.

As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations. Where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations

acceptable means of simulation assessment

applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

relevant materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Apply aircraft safety procedures

1.1

Dress and equipment is secured for operating in and around a helicopter

1.2

Helicopter is approached, entered and exited in a safe manner in accordance with workplace procedures and/or flight crew instructions

1.3

Individual seating is occupied and restraint devices are applied

1.4

Identified hazards are communicated to rappel team members

1.5

Flight crew instructions are followed

1.6

Environmental conditions and alternative routes to/from helicopter are identified

2

Prepare for rappelling operation

2.1

Rappelling descent instructions are received and confirmed as required

2.2

Workplace procedures, work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and safety control measures are applied

2.3

Operational and rappel equipment including personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected and fitted in accordance with workplace procedures

2.4

Individual pre-flight check of rappel equipment is conducted

2.5

Damage to operational, rappel and safety equipment is reported and remedial action is taken in accordance with workplace procedures

3

Emplane and complete on-board procedures

3.1

Aircraft is approached and emplaned in accordance with workplace procedures

3.2

Ropes are secured to allocated rope attachment device, checked and prepared for flight

3.3

Rappellers and operational equipment are secured prior to flight

3.4

Flight crew orders and instructions are complied with

3.5

Rappelling and operational equipment are monitored during flight

3.6

Communications and directions are interpreted and relayed to rappellers

3.7

Individual in-flight safety checks are conducted

4

Rappel from helicopter

4.1

Rappelling exit positions are adopted under supervision of flight crew or safety officer

4.2

Positions are resumed in aircraft on abort instruction from flight crew

4.3

Aircraft is exited on instruction of flight crew or safety officer

4.4

Descent is undertaken in a controlled manner in accordance with workplace procedures

4.5

Aircraft emergency and rappelling contingency procedures are implemented as required

4.6

Landing is conducted in a controlled manner in accordance with workplace procedures

4.7

Rappel signals are communicated to flight crew once descent is complete

4.8

On landing, rope is disconnected and landing area is cleared in accordance with workplace procedures

4.9

Equipment is gathered and taken to designated team assembly point

5

De-service rappel equipment

5.1

Area is cleared in preparation for de-servicing of rappel equipment in accordance with workplace procedures

5.2

Rappelling and operational equipment is de-serviced and stowed in accordance with workplace procedures

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Hazards must include one or more of the following:

buildings

dust

livestock

masts/aerials

native fauna

poor visibility

public

terrain

trees

vehicles

weather conditions

wire/power lines/fences

Environmental conditions must include:

climate and weather variations

geographical and geological variations including sloping and unstable ground

variations due to vegetation and urban structures

ground conditions including dust and other particles

Aircraft emergency and rappelling contingency procedures must include:

aborted operation

aircraft collision

aircraft crash landing

aircraft fire

aircraft malfunction prior to take-off

damaged or kinked rope

emergency landing procedures

emergency retrieval of rappeller/s

engine failure over landing site

in a Defence context – procedures to evade hostile action against aircraft or self

loss of rappel control during descent

loss of visibility

rappeller collision with others or obstacles

rappeller hang-up

rappeller lost brake

rappeller injury on landing

rappeller inversion

rappeller lost balance during transition (premature exit)

rappelling rope caught in tree

Operational and rappel equipment must include one or more of the following:

commercial in-service rappelling harness

communications equipment

descending device/s

descent rope

improvised tubular webbing harness

incident response equipment

individual load carrying equipment (ILCE)

military equipment relevant to rappelling operation

search and rescue equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) must include:

eye protection goggles

footwear

hearing protection

helmet

high visibility clothing

leg bags

life jacket

personal lighting and beacons

protective clothing

rappelling gloves

Communications must include:

hand signals

interpersonal communications

radio

Individual in-flight safety checks must include:

equipment checks

rappelling equipment checks

personal protective equipment checks

seatbelt/restraint device

Rappel exit positions must include:

forward exit

'L' position

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements, performance criteria and range of conditions on at least one occasion and include:

adapting to differences in equipment and operating environment in accordance with standard operating procedures

applying organisational tactics, techniques and procedures

applying precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards

approaching and exiting helicopter in a safe manner in accordance with workplace procedures and/or flight crew instructions

communicating effectively with others

completing relevant documentation

conducting rappel, operational and safety equipment individual pre-flight and in-flight checks

descending landing in a controlled manner in accordance with workplace procedures

following relevant legislation and workplace procedures

identifying, operating and controlling rappelling and operational equipment

implementing contingency plans

implementing work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures and relevant regulations

maintaining situational awareness when conducting rappelling operations

modifying activities depending on workplace contingencies, situations and environments

monitoring and anticipating operational problems and hazards and taking appropriate action

monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule

operating helicopter restraint, safety and emergency equipment

reading, interpreting and following relevant regulations, instructions, procedures, information and signs

reporting and/or rectifying identified problems promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

selecting and using required personal protective clothing and equipment conforming to industry and WHS/OHS standards

working collaboratively with others

working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self, others or damage to goods or equipment.

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements, performance criteria and range of conditions and include knowledge of:

assembly point or marshalling area

characteristics of helicopters including safety features and operating requirements

hazards that exist when rappelling from a helicopter

in a Defence context, relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

manufacturer instructions for equipment used for rappelling from a helicopter

problems that may occur when rappelling from a helicopter

relevant Australian Standards

relevant information/documents:

induction and training materials

operations manuals

workplace procedures and instructions, and job specification

relevant legislation, regulations, organisational policy and procedures in relation to rappelling from a helicopter

relevant WHS/OHS and environmental procedures and regulations

risks that exist when rappelling from a helicopter

safety equipment operation.

As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations. Where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations

acceptable means of simulation assessment

applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

relevant materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Dress and equipment is secured for operating in and around a helicopter 
Helicopter is approached, entered and exited in a safe manner in accordance with workplace procedures and/or flight crew instructions 
Individual seating is occupied and restraint devices are applied 
Identified hazards are communicated to rappel team members 
Flight crew instructions are followed 
Environmental conditions and alternative routes to/from helicopter are identified 
Rappelling descent instructions are received and confirmed as required 
Workplace procedures, work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and safety control measures are applied 
Operational and rappel equipment including personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected and fitted in accordance with workplace procedures 
Individual pre-flight check of rappel equipment is conducted 
Damage to operational, rappel and safety equipment is reported and remedial action is taken in accordance with workplace procedures 
Aircraft is approached and emplaned in accordance with workplace procedures 
Ropes are secured to allocated rope attachment device, checked and prepared for flight 
Rappellers and operational equipment are secured prior to flight 
Flight crew orders and instructions are complied with 
Rappelling and operational equipment are monitored during flight 
Communications and directions are interpreted and relayed to rappellers 
Individual in-flight safety checks are conducted 
Rappelling exit positions are adopted under supervision of flight crew or safety officer 
Positions are resumed in aircraft on abort instruction from flight crew 
Aircraft is exited on instruction of flight crew or safety officer 
Descent is undertaken in a controlled manner in accordance with workplace procedures 
Aircraft emergency and rappelling contingency procedures are implemented as required 
Landing is conducted in a controlled manner in accordance with workplace procedures 
Rappel signals are communicated to flight crew once descent is complete 
On landing, rope is disconnected and landing area is cleared in accordance with workplace procedures 
Equipment is gathered and taken to designated team assembly point 
Area is cleared in preparation for de-servicing of rappel equipment in accordance with workplace procedures 
Rappelling and operational equipment is de-serviced and stowed in accordance with workplace procedures 

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