Structural Collapse Rescue

This course is designed for any persons who in the course of their normal duties would be required to assess, enter and rescue patients from a collapsed structure.

After being assessed as competent the candidate will be able to operate as an integral part of a team that undertakes rescue operations in collapsed structures.

Candidates will be assessed at technician level and will be required to demonstrate shoring systems, tool operations and a sound theoretical knowledge.

Candidates will also be familiar with team deployment on a regional, national and international basis

Course Content

Destructive Forces
Structural members and load systems
Building types and assessments
Rescue and safety
Victim assessment and patient packaging
Wood and metal cutting stations
Breaching and breaking station
Specialty tools
Void search station

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