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Emergency Rescue Team Training Course (HSE)
Course Aim

This training course is aimed at construction site workers and those workers who routinely work in hazardous environments, tunnels, bridges and large buildings and those who may be required to wear breathing apparatus and form emergency firefighting and rescue teams due to the dangerous nature of the areas they work in.

It will provide them with the skills to ensure their own safety and the safety of others in an emergency situation and in the event of an accident or injury.

Course Objectives

On completion of training the students will show understanding of and be able to demonstrate the following tasks.

• Basic first aid including ensuring their own safety, checking the level of response of a casualty, control of bleeding, basic resuscitation, basic CPR, control of the cervical spine, packaging and transporting a casualty.

• Confined space hazards, effects of gasses, gas and gas testing, ventilation and testing procedure. Work at height, collective and personal protection, work positioning, work restraint, fall arrest, practical use of WAH equipment.

• Understanding the mechanisms of fire, determine the type of material on fire, select and use a suitable portable fire extinguisher. Treatment of burns from fire, steam and chemicals, use of fire blankets.

• Recognising hazards in the workplace, dust, fumes, water, gasses, noise, vibration, chemicals in use in industry. First aid and emergency actions classroom assessment.

• Practical firefighting and simulated casualty treatment and evacuation simulation.

• Understand the construction, set up, testing, wearing, safety, maintenance and operational use of SCBA sets provided for emergency use.

Course size

Students- maximum 15 per 2 Instructors

Course Skill Sets

• Skill sets are based on basic training in the following subjects, First aid, Firefighting, Working at height, confined space working, workplace hazards.

• Testing, wearing and performing the above duties in SCBA.

Course Standards and Outcomes

The training course standards are paralleled against a variety of standards across the UK, CFRA Operational guidance on the use of Breathing Apparatus, Technical Bulletin 1/97, City and Guilds unit 6150-03, Control of Substances Harmful to Health Regs 2002 and SCBA manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines.

On completion of training all students will be expected to show competence by demonstrating all the above skill sets in a realistic accident simulation.

Students failing any risk critical outcome of the syllabus may be removed from the training course and be required to undergo a period of further training prior to re attending.

Duration: 5 days

DISS Courses cover more than 10 different HSE related topics such as First Aid, Fire Safety, Food Safety, HSE Management, Site Safety, Defensive Driving, Environmental and Hazard Awareness, Operator Training, and ISO Audit Management. With an expanding list of offerings, DISS is branching out to Business and Soft Skills courses as well.