When a person falls from height, the survival will depend on both the speed and effectiveness of the emergency response (ER) and rescue team on site. Therefore, the capability of the in-house rescue team and prompt medical aid is critical to the survival of the casualty. This course is designed to equip candidates to establish a site specific ER Plan and to train the ER team leader/members in responding to a fall emergency and managing a casualty post-rescue.
As stipulated under the Code of Practice for Working Safely at Heights, clause 3.10.1 states “A written emergency response plan must be established” and 3.10.2 states “As rescue operations are often carried out under extreme pressure, consideration should be given to all aspects of the rescue process….including training required for rescuers and first aiders”; and as mandated under WSH (Risk Management) Regulations (4), the employer, self employed person and principal shall implement safe work procedures to control risk; ‘safe work procedure’ means any procedure for carrying out work safely, and include any procedure which is to be taken to protect the safety and health of persons in the event of an emergency’.
This course is mainly for emergency rescue team leader and members including first aiders as well as supervisors for working at height activities.
6 Candidates (maximum)
The course is assessed by a written test and practical assessment. Certificate of Attainment will be issued to learners who have achieved 100% attendance, a minimum score of 65% for written test and 100% for practical assessment.
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