iskills is now delivering unit standard 23232 – Develop a rescue plan for recovery of a suspended individual after a fall.
The intention of this training is to consider and prepare for worst-case scenarios in managing risks of falls. Prevention strategies should always be the priority, but accidents and recovery should be planned, nevertheless.
This course is intended for personnel who have responsibility for others working at height, primarily for use in established operating and maintenance environments in the industry. It is designed to be most applicable to those involved in organising and working in teams responsible for the retrieval of individuals suspended in a safety harness after a fall.
This training allows people credited with this unit standard to:
- Evaluate retrieval possibilities for recovery of a suspended individual after a fall in a particular work context and determine retrieval strategies
- Prepare a rescue plan to recover an individual suspended in a safety harness after a fall
- Review a rescue plan to recover an individual suspended in a safety harness after a fall
During this training, participants are required to test a rescue plan. This is done by use of drills, scenarios, and mock-ups of on job activity with personal safety of everyone involved.