Technical Rescue Training is for all crew members who could be required to carry out technical rescues in the following are:
- Trench rescue
- Confined space
- High angle rope rescue
- Fast water rescue
Technical Rescue Training
- Recognise and control the risks and hazards associated with any trench related rescue incidents.
- Describe the various types of soil and distribution forces within a trench.
- Demonstrate a safe approach to incidents and scene management.
- Describe the various causes and types of trench collapse.
- Identify and select suitable equipment for the purpose of trench rescue.
- Demonstrate safe work systems using protective systems in both straight and intersecting live trenches.
- Perform rescues from straight and intersecting trenches.
- Effectively manage confined space incidents and conform to legal requirements.
- Identify and categorise confined space incidents.
- List environments which are categorised as confined space incidents.
- Identify gases using the Zellweger air monitoring equipment.
- Describe ventilation principles.
- Select the correct PPE and required equipment.
- List the effects of heat and humidity on human performance.
- Operate USAR ventilation apparatus.
- Operate USAR Conspace communications apparatus.
- Operate USAR entry control board.
- Operate the SavOx TR re-breather equipment.
- Operate the Microvent resuscitator.
- Operate USAR line access on safe working at height.
- equipment in confined space operations.
High Angle Rope Rescue:
- Develop skills in the care, maintenance and use of the rescue equipment.
- Develop a knowledge of anchor selection and rigging.
- Understand rescuer safety.
- Gain effective two rope rescue system rigging skills.
- Understand how to effectively package casualties.
- Rappel techniques.
- Understand the one rescuer technique (pick-off).
- Gain casualty lowering skills.
- Conduct casualty raises using mechanical advantage.
- Use stokes-type baskets for structural rescues.
- Be able to problem solve rope rescues.
- Understand the rescue team structure.
Fast Water Rescue:
- Gain an understanding of hydrology.
- Introduction to the technical rescue equipment.
- Hazard identification and risk assessment.
- Introduction to the relevant rope systems.
- Gain skills and knowledge surrounding swimming in moving water.
- Consideration of medical issues and implications.
- Basic boat handling skills.
- Skills in scene management.
- Contact and in-water rescue skills.
- Basic incident command skills.
- Gain skills surrounding water crossing techniques.
- Understand search operations.
- Flat water boat handling skills.