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Tower Rescue Refresher

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Tower Rescue Refresher Training – 1 Day

National units of competency

  • PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation

Tower Rescue Refresher Training encompasses preparing and responding to an emergency requiring a tower rescue, appropriate risk assessment & risk control requirements and the skills and knowledge required to perform a tower rescue.

Course Content

Topics include and are not limited to:

Required Skills

  • check, service and maintain vertical rescue equipment
  • control infection
  • escort stretchers in raising and lowering operations
  • ascent and descent systems
  • safety systems
  • stretcher rigging
  • implement safe and effective scene management procedures
  • manage edge protection
  • treat and package casualties
  • undertake scene assessment and reporting
  • use personal protective and rescue equipment within its safe work limitations
  • wear appropriate personal protective and rescue equipment correctly
  • work in a team

Required Knowledge

  • breaking strains
  • casualty assessment and packaging
  • emergency management and interagency arrangements
  • equipment characteristics
  • operation of high lines (span line, Tyrolean etc.)
  • operational briefing and debriefing procedures
  • organisational procedures for cleaning and discarding equipment in terms of environmental management and sustainability
  • organisational procedures for operating vertical rescue equipment
  • personal hygiene protocols
  • principles of suspension trauma
  • reconnaissance techniques
  • relevant legislation
  • relevant work health and safety (WH&S) principles and practices
  • safe working loads of equipment
  • safety factors and safe working loads
  • signs and symptoms of operational stress
  • vertical rescue concepts and practices
  • voice, whistle and other communication systems


Training conducted by experienced height and rescue specialists
Course documentation
Up to 8 hours classroom, practical training and assessment
All equipment used will be supplied by Zokal Safety Training.


Participants require refresher training annually in order to maintain satisfactory levels of emergency preparedness and participant competence.


Previous Tower Rescue Training – PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation
PUAEME001B Provide emergency care
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support
(Evidence of this training must be provided prior to attending this course)

Industry Skills Councils have mapped this course between level 2 and 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework. It is recommended that participants provide evidence of their Foundation Skill Level prior to the commencement of the course.

Use the Link provided to assess your Foundation Skill level. http://lln.safework.com.au/

See Student handbook for additional information.

Course Logistics

Number of Participants: 6
Requirement: Provide Unique Student Identifier (USI number) and ID
Equipment: All training materials are supplied by Zokal Safety Training
Meals: Morning Tea and Lunch provided for full day course and only morning tea is provided for half day course (only on our premises)
Dress: Participants are required to wear clothing appropriate for the workplace.
All equipment used will be supplied by Zokal Safety Training.


Assessment Methods

This is a competency based programme with progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. Please let us know if there are any issues that your Zokal trainer should be aware of. These may include:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Physical limitations, such as hearing, vision or mobility concerns
  • Anything that may affect your experience in the training course

Award Issued

Nationally – recognised accreditation such as a wallet card and Statement of Attainment Certificate as outlined above will be issued on satisfactory completion of all assessments, to successful participants

Course Enquiries and Registration

For all course enquiries or to obtain a price to hold this training at your site, please contact our Training Team on (02) 49 609611. If participants require additional or more specific information please contact us as we are happy to customise the content or the duration to suit the needs of you and your staff. You may register online or alternatively you can fax your registration form to (02) 49 609 622. Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information.