EWP Escape & Rescue
About this course
The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills to perform a controlled descent escape in the workplace from an Elevating Work Platform(EWP). Students are also taught how to rescue from an EWP in the workplace. It specifies the mandatory requirements of EWP rescue and EWP controlled emergency descent and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions.
Duration: 1 day – 4hrs
Student/Trainer Ratio: 6:1
Course Objectives and content
- Inspection of rescue equipment Identify work health and safety (WHS) manual handling hazards
- Assessing hazards to rescuer, victim and others
- Isolation procedures where appropriate
- Knowledge of Safe Approach Distances (SAD’s) appropriate to rescue from a EWP
- Practical demonstration of rescuing a person from an EWP
- Maintaining Safe Approach Distances (SAD’s) appropriate to EWP rescue
- Practical demonstration of rescuing a person
- Assess the casualty and recognise the need for CPR
- Seek assistance from emergency response services
- Tools and emergency descent equipment is checked for safety and function to ensure accessibility according to established procedures
- Securing a worksite
- Practical demonstration of a controlled emergency descent
- Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with ARC guidelines
- Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
Qualifications for successful participants
Statement of Attainment in:
UETDRRF002 Perform EWP rescue
UETTDRRF08 Perform EWP controlled descent escape
Additional course information
Prerequisites & Entry Requirements
There are no prerequisites for the unit of competency below.
Who should attend?
Any persons who in their workplace may be required to obtain their High-Risk Work Licence for the safe operations of a Boom type Elevated Work Platform Greater than 11M in their workplace.
Can overseas visitors complete this training course?
This will depend on the type of visa that you have.
For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.
International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:
- Family Name
- Given Name(s)
- Date of Birth
- Passport Number
- Country of Passport
Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.
If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing email@example.com. Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.
What do I bring?
All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Morning tea will also be provided.
Where can I train?
Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state of the art training facilities or be conducted on your site. See scheduled courses below or contact our office today!
Elevating EWP Escape & Rescue FAQs
Why should I choose Height Safety Engineers over another provider?
Good question! While there are many providers out there that can provide you with the standard Maintain Equipment for Activities training that you or your team needs. However not all competencies are created equal.
At HSE, we go beyond the basics.
There are a range of other PPE inspection courses out there at the moment offering the same certification, but in less time or without going into the best amount of detail. Ultimately, this means you or your team will end up with fewer skills.
It is critically important that we do not just have the appearance of safety, we should actually practice safety at all times. Sure, your team can learn how to give a lanyard a quick look over before use. But if that lanyard is not comprehensively inspected on a regular basis, issues and defects could go unnoticed. These would render the lanyard useless and inadequate to prevent or arrest a fall from height.
We give you real practice scenarios using real equipment.
You want to ensure your team is getting real experience looking for real problems with real pieces of PPE, not just pretending that a harness’s webbing is coming apart and getting a check mark for playing pretend.
Our training course offers students the ability to carry out real inspections on real PPE items to put their skills into real world use before they leave the classroom.
Our trainers are all highly qualified with years of industry experience.
Our instructors are the best in the industry. Together they bring over 100 years of combined experience into every class they teach.
We re-train all our instructors on a regular basis. This ensures their skills and knowledge of latest industry trends is ahead of everyone else. Our aim is to have a consistent approach to our courses, with ongoing improvement always front of mind.
Do I really need to worry about this certification if my team does not use PPE regularly?
Under Australian law and standards, personal protective equipment (PPE) is required to be inspected by a competent person every six (6) months, regardless of how often it is actually used. This is on top of the inspection it is advised everyone should undertake immediately before and after use any PPE item.
Many PPE items also have a defined shelf-life. That is, once the prescribed period of time has elapsed after it was manufactured, the item should be discarded and replaced.
Being able to perform these tasks on schedule, and complete accurate inspection records will help make sure no one is caught out using out-of-service PPE, making worksites safer for everyone.
Basically, if you have PPE as part of your typical work equipment, you should complete SISXFAC001 Maintain Equipment for Activities training course.
What are some benefits of having my employees take this course?
Apart from saving time and money having a third party perform these important inspections, your team will have the skills and knowledge to be proactive in making sure the PPE they rely on is kept compliant and in full working order.
As a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), sole trader or employee, you want to see a definite return on investment if you are paying to undertake this course. HSE can absolutely guarantee yourself or your team are going to know more about keeping PPE items in compliant and full working order when they leave the course than when they arrived. Safety skills and awareness are going to be higher than ever before.
Sure, they may already know a little bit about quickly checking their PPE prior to starting work. But they do not often know the full range of defects to look for or maintenance procedures to follow to make sure that PPE can be relied on to act appropriately if it is called upon in the event of a fall or other worksite accident.
Do I need to complete the training as well, or just my employees?
As a PCBU, you are responsible by law to ensure you keep your team safe at all times. If your employees are not sure about whether their PPE is compliant or not – how are you going to know they are in compliance with Australian law and standards?
If you cannot recognise faults or deterioration in the functionality of your PPE then, quite frankly, you are not able to fulfil your legal obligation of ensuring a safe place of work and/or safe systems of work are both being provided and properly used.