CPR & LOW VOLTAGE RESCUE REFRESHER

GENERAL INDUSTRY TRAINING

CPR & LOW VOLTAGE RESCUE REFRESHER

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is an industry recognised refresher course designed to ensure that participants continue to maintain currency with regard to their cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and low voltage rescue (LVR) competencies.
This course is designed to ensure that participants maintain the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
It also extends to participants who require the knowledge required in the performance of rescue procedures from live Low Voltage (LV) apparatus, not including overhead lines and underground cables in the workplace.
It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from a live LV panel and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions.
It encompasses responsibilities for health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

COURSE OUTLINE

CPR
  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Identify, assess and minimise immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for CPR
  • Seek assistance from emergency response services
  • Perform CPR
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
  • Operate Automated External Defibrillator (AED) according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services and report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies
LVR
  • Emergency procedures for the rescue of a victim from a live LV panel
  • Inspection of rescue equipment
  • Assessing hazards to rescuer, victim and others
  • Isolation procedures where appropriate
  • Knowledge of Safe Approach Distances (SAD’s) appropriate to rescue from a live LV panel
  • Involvement of external emergency services
  • Emergency procedures for the skills required for the rescue of a victim from a live LV panel
  • Placement of rescue equipment
  • Controlling hazards to rescuer, victim and others
  • Maintaining Safe Approach Distances (SAD’s) appropriate to rescue from a live LV panel
  • Practical demonstration of rescuing a person
  • Removing victim to safe location / place of safety

CPR & LOW VOLTAGE RESCUE REFRESHER

DELIVERY

Specialist trainer delivered – theory and assessment

DURATION

2 Hours

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

As this course contains safety critical information participants must have the ability to read, write and understand English

AVAILABILITY

Subject to a minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 participants per session

UNIT

HLTAID001

UETTDRRF06B

DESCRIPTION

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Perform rescue from a live LV panel

WH&S Legislation for Training

A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure, so far as is reasonably practiable, the provision of any information, instruction, training or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out.

You must ensure that information, training and instruction provided to a worker is suitable and adequate having regard to:

  • The nature of the work carried out by the worker
  • The nature of the risks associated with the work at the time the information, training or instruction is provided
  • The control measures implemented

You must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the information, training and instruction is provided in a way that is readily understandable by any person to whom it is provided.

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