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Course Overview

This course is designed to educate non-technical personnel to be competence on carrying out a basic rescue at height utilising pre-rigged rescue kit and non-contact rescue when other mode of conventional rescue resources are not available and/or cannot be carried out due to it limitations and unsuitability on-site. It is also addressed to the local legislative requirement under the following;

  1. Workplace Safety & Health Act 2006 (WSHA). It shall be the duty of every employer to “developing and implementing procedures for dealing with emergencies that may arise while those persons are at work” (S12)(3d).
  2. Code of Practice for Working Safely at Height. Personal fall arrest systems should be used only if a written rescue plan is in place to ensure that persons who fall can be rescued as soon as reasonably practicable. (9.5.1)
  3. Fall Prevention Plan (FPP). One of it components – Emergency Response (#10)

Target Audience

  • Emergency Response Team (ERT) members
  • WSH Personnel
  • Supervisors

Learning Objective

  • Understand the legal requirement for rescue provision
  • Understand rescue requirement (Emergency Response) as a components under the fall prevention plan (FPP) requirement
  • Understand various height rescue kit in the market
  • Be able to conduct a basic rescue operations in their workplace / worksites
  • Principles of rescue
  • Casualty management

Assumed Skills & Knowledge

  • Participants attending this course shall meet & fulfill the following;
  • Min. valid Work At Height course for workers / Valid ECOSC / other local valid work at height training approved by MOM;
  • Recommended Workplace, Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) level 4 and above;
  • Work at height experience 2yrs or more;
  • Be medically fit.

Delivery Method

  • Classroom delivery – theory
  • Practical delivery – hands on

Class Ratio

1 Facilitator to 6 Participants (min 4)

Course Duration

1 day – 10 hours

Assessment Method

Competency based –

  • Theory Test (MCQ) – 20 questions
  • Practical Test – Independent assessment by 3rd party assessor

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