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Onshore Drill Rig Heights Incident Response

2 Days

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Designed for:
This course is designed for students who are required to work at heights, in particular people who may perform the role of a heights supervisor on an onshore drilling rig.



Pre-entry Requirements:
Students must meet the following entry requirements: Hold a Work safely at heights competency (RIIWHS204D or equivalent) and hold the Provide first aid (HLTAID003 or equivalent).

This course addresses the skills necessary to perform a first response rescue. The course focuses on the use of pre-rigged rescue equipment in a range of different workplace scenarios.


The following items are covered during the conduct of the training:

  • PPE of the rescuer
  • Communication
  • The briefing
  • Command & control
  • Safety of the rescue team
  • Rescue
  • Suspension intolerance
  • First Aid
  • Anchors
  • Rope
  • Care & maintenance
  • Rope inspection
  • Retiring a rope
  • Rope packaging 
  • Emergency evacuation off the monkey board
  • Pre-rigged system and ladder rescue simulating a rescue off the mast of the drill rig

Units of Competency

PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation

PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

Assessment of this course is through theory assessment and completion of a number of different rescue activities using pre-rigged rescue systems.

Delivery Method:
Classroom delivery via PowerPoint and practical activities involving the use of pre-rigged rescue systems.

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