Assist with aerial rescue from the ground

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCARB209, 'Assist with aerial rescue from the ground'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Plan rescue work

1.1 Identify site hazards, assess risks and report to supervisor

1.2 Confirm emergency communication system is working

1.3 Confirm emergency services contact numbers are documented

1.4 Select, prepare and check first aid equipment and rescue kit

1.5 Position rescue and first aid equipment for easy access

1.6 Clarify own role in rescue situations

1.7 Confirm first aid, rescue personnel, equipment and rescue plan procedures with work team prior to undertaking work

1.8 Select and use personal protective equipment

1.9 Communicate with work team during operations using voice, hand and whistle signals

2. Assist in rescue procedure

2.1 Attempt communication with casualty

2.2 Determine condition of casualty as accurately as possible

2.3 Call emergency services and electricity supply authority as required before assisting with rescue

3. Assist in lowering EWP bucket to the ground

3.1 Determine if the EWP is in contact or closer than ‘Safe Approach Distances’ with electrical wires and apparatus

3.2 Determine EWP is structurally stable

3.3 Maintain ‘Safe Approach Distances’

3.4 Access EWP only if safe to do so

3.5 Access truck-based controls and lower bucket to ground if safe to do so

4. Assist in rescue of climbing worker

4.1 Determine if tree or climber is in contact or closer than ‘Safe Approach Distances’ with electrical wires and apparatus

4.2 Maintain communications with rescuer and casualty, work team and emergency personnel

4.3 Keep all ropes clear and free

4.4 Observe rescue route and provide feedback to rescuer

4.5 Assist with managing casualty as they approach ground

5. Lower climber needing assistance

5.1 Determine if tree or climber is in contact or closer than ‘Safe Approach Distances’ with electrical wires and apparatus

5.2 Inform climber of presence of electrical wires

5.3 Provide rescue equipment requested by the climber

5.4 Install or use existing high point as instructed

5.5 Inform climber of lowering procedure

5.6 Install or use existing friction device to raise and lower the climber as required to lower the climber to the ground

6. Apply first aid on ground

6.1 Apply necessary first aid once casualty is on ground until medical professionals arrive

7. Complete rescue work

7.1 Secure worksite and control entry until appropriate authorities inspect and release site Follow procedures for reporting accidents

7.2 Isolate equipment involved in accident for potential investigation and prevent re-use until checked

7.3 Remove all rescue equipment in a controlled manner

7.4 Clean and store rescue equipment

7.5 Clean and store personal protective equipment

7.6 Maintain records of aerial rescue in appropriate format