RTO # 40833

PUASAR032 Undertake Vertical Rescue

PUASAR032 Undertake Vertical Rescue

Course Code: PUASAR032

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Vertical rescue requires operators to correctly identify and use suitable access and recovery equipment combined with protocols to provide emergency response options in the case of an accident at heights or depths. Participants will be required to operate independently and as part of a team to complete the successful recovery of casualties from heights or depths.

Course Fees

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  • All learning material for this unit is provided via our online learning portal and all equipment is provided for the practical assessments.
  • A learner undertaking this course will require a specific skill level in Language, Literacy and Numeracy.

    The course has been assessed as requiring the following Australian Core Skills Framework levels:

    • Learning – Level 2
    • Reading – Level 2
    • Writing – Level 2
    • Oral Communication – Level 1
    • Numeracy – Level 1


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Award Issued

Students who successfully complete both the theoretical and practical assessment components of this nationally recognized training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • PUASAR032 – Undertake Vertical Rescue

This certification remains current for 3 years, you will need to complete refresher training every 3 years.

Units of Competency

  • PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
  • PUASAR032 Undertake vertical rescue

Course Outline

  • Set up and check PPE
  • Identify hazards and risks
  • Undertaking operations in accordance with WHS procedure, legislative and operational guidelines
  • Knot craft
  • Vertical mobility using twin rope ascent and descent
  • Anchor systems
  • Preparation, inspection, carriage and stowing of equipment
  • Communication
  • Personal pickoffs
  • Twin rope rescue techniques
  • Pulley system
  • Lowering system
  • Belay system
  • Patient packaging and stretcher rigging
  • Team based pickoff
  • Casualty care
  • Environment considerations
  • Tracking line

Initial Course Information

This course is delivered by Mixed Mode and requires the following:

  • Completion of pre-course online learning
  • Completion of face-to-face practical assessment