Undertake aerial rescue

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 AHCARB306, 'Undertake aerial rescue'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake aerial rescue' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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 for aerial rescue

1.1 Undertake a site-specific risk assessment by identifying work health and safety hazards and assessing risk

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. Assess and respond to an aerial emergency situation

2.1 Attempt communication with casualty

2.2 Activate emergency plan and request assistance from work team and public in accordance with rescue plan

2.3 Identify hazards associated with rescue, assess risks and implement suitable controls

2.4 Determine presence of live electrical wires or apparatus that will interfere with ability to access casualty and take appropriate action

2.5 Apply ‘Safe Approach Distance’ measures to live electrical situations

2.6 Use appropriate access equipment to carry out rescue in accordance with rescue plan

2.7 Maintain communication with casualty

3. Assess nature of injury

3.1 Secure rescuer safely

3.2 Secure casualty

3.3 Assess injuries to determine whether or not to move casualty based on first aid procedures and risk assessment

3.4 Apply first aid that can be performed above ground, as required

3.5 Support, but do not move, a casualty with possible neck or spinal injuries and await expert medical treatment

3.6 Maintain communications with ground crew

4. Lower casualty to ground

4.1 Inform casualty of lowering procedure

4.2 Prepare casualty for descent in accordance with first aid, rescue plan and risk assessments

4.3 Descend tree safely in a controlled manner

4.4 Lower casualty safely to ground with support of ground crew

5. Complete rescue operations

5.1 Apply first aid on ground as needed

5.2 Obtain emergency assistance as required

5.3 Isolate equipment involved in accident for potential investigation and prevent reuse until checked

5.4 Remove all equipment in a controlled manner

5.5 Clean and store equipment

5.6 Clean and store personal protective equipment

5.7 Maintain records of aerial rescue in appropriate format