Domain - Urban Search and Rescue - Operations

Domain - Urban Search and Rescue - Operations

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Level 3

Demonstrate knowledge of, and provide support at, urban search and rescue operations

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18516 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved in a support role at urban structural collapse incidents. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: urban search and rescue response structures, and safety and incident management; hazards associated with urban search and rescue operations; building construction methods and associated structural collapse patterns; and apply surface search and rescue techniques at urban search and rescue incidents.

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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 5

Train a dog to locate multiple victims at urban search and rescue incidents

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19658 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: train a dog to search for and locate, in controlled simulated conditions, multiple persons concealed in a structural collapse; and manage the dog in a simulated search to locate victims. This unit standard is for people assigned to task forces actively involved in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and disaster operations.

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

Train a dog for urban search and rescue incidents

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19659 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: train a dog to search for and locate, in controlled simulated situations, two people concealed in a structural collapse; and manage the dog in a simulated search to locate victims. This unit standard is for people actively involved in, and/or training for, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and disaster operations.

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

Undertake structural collapse rescue as part of an urban search and rescue (USAR) operation

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20540 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for a structural collapse operation as part of a USAR operation; assess and manage structural collapse as part of a USAR operation; determine location and condition of casualties as part of a USAR operation; gain access to casualties as part of a USAR operation; remove casualties as part of a USAR operation; and terminate USAR rescue operations. This unit standard is for people actively involved in Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and disaster operations.

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 October 2022