Undertake vertical rescue

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 PUASAR032A, 'Undertake vertical rescue'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake vertical 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



1. Prepare and respond to vertical rescue

1.1 Operation and task information is obtained from a variety of sources and analysed, and team roles are confirmed

1.2 Vertical rescue equipment is selected based on incident information and is checked to ensure it is ready for use

1.3 Personal protective equipment for vertical rescue is selected

2. Assess scene

2.1 Appropriate actions are taken to preserve incident scene

2.2 Scene reconnaissance is conducted and results are reported

2.3 Scene management procedures are followed in accordance with vertical rescue procedures and legal requirements

2.4 Physical and environmental features of scene are assessed before deploying rescue resources

2.5 Risk assessment is conducted and communicated as per organisational procedures

2.6 Access is controlled and a safe and effective operational environment is maintained

2.7 Communication with other personnel on site is established and maintained including team and safety briefings relevant to task

2.8 Location and condition of casualty is determined

3. Establish vertical rescue system

3.1 Rescue system is constructed according to type of incident

3.2 Anchors are established and monitored

3.3 Equipment is prepared and techniques are used in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines and organisational procedures

4. Perform vertical rescue

4.1 Hygiene precautions are maintained in accordance with organisational requirements

4.2 Access is gained to casualties or trapped persons using organisationally approved techniques and equipment

4.3 Casualties or trapped persons are secured and prepared for removal in consultation with medical personnel

4.4 Casualties are removed using vertical rescue techniques and equipment while preventing further injury

4.5 Scene is preserved for investigating officers

5. Terminate vertical rescue operations

5.1 Equipment is recovered, cleaned and serviced in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines and organisational procedures

5.2 Where identified, signs and symptoms of operational stress are recognised and reported

5.3 Operational debrief is conducted and operationaldocumentation is completed to organisational standards

5.4 Decontamination procedures are followed in accordance with organisational procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUASAR032A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA30701 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
  • PUA30601 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
  • PUA30410 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)

And the skillsets: