Domain - Rope Rescue

Domain - Rope Rescue

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Level 2

Demonstrate awareness of rope rescue operations and hazards

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20536 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are required to respond to a rope rescue incident. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of rope rescue strategies and related legislation; identify and describe the management of hazards associated with rope rescue operations, and demonstrate use of an established edgeline; and recognise and interpret signals and commands used in rope rescue operations.

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CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Level 4

Provide initial response at rope rescue incidents

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20537 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are required to respond to a rope rescue incident. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of equipment for rope rescue; establish simple fixed (load sharing) anchors to support a rope rescue system; perform double line rope rescue techniques to access patient in a high angle environment; and assess and stabilise a patient in a high angle environment to prevent further injury or trauma using the double line rope rescue technique.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Perform descender based rope rescue

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20538 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are required to respond to a rope rescue incident. People credited with this unit standard are able to: carry out advanced descent and ascent based techniques; and perform descender based rescue to evacuate patient from high angle environment using double line technique.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Perform specialist rope rescues

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20539 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are required to respond to a rope rescue incident. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of equipment for specialist rope rescue; prepare and rig a transfer device for high angle use, using double line technique; and perform specialist rope rescue techniques to recover patient using raising, lowering, and highline methods.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 39 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council The Skills Organisation

Data as at 06 December 2021