The School For Mountain Leadership
Aviation rescue (a.k.a. Helicopter Rescue)
Courses & Assessment
Software & Data
Our guiding section:
The Mountain Guide
|| Rescue for Emergency Workers
|| Outcome: Use helicopters as a rescue tool
The learner completing this course successfully will be capable of using a helicopter as a means of executing a rescue. They will also be able to move safely in and around helicopters, be hoisted into and out of helicopters and hoist stretchered patients into helicopters.
This course is accredited by the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. It is a credit-bearing course that forms part of the University's B.Tech EMC.
Learners are required to be in possesion of High Angle II certification or equivalent rope rescue skills. If a learner cannot prove competence at High Angle II level we reserve the right to conduct a course-entry assessment.
Learners commencing this course are expected to be medically fit and not
suffering from any condition which may be detrimental to safe work at
height or general occupational health and safety, such as cardiac
problems, epilepsy, severe athsma, spiinal or renal problems or a highly
Please note: Helicopter flight poses a markedly increased risk of
triggering a siezure in people suffering from epilepsy because of the
stroboscopic effect of sunlight through the turning rotors.
Learners are also expected to be moderately physically fit.
Physics of helicopter flight
Safe movement in and around helicopters
Emplaning and deplaning in uneven terrain
Communicating with helicopters
Duration and numbers
The recommended duration for this course is 3 days.
The University of Jhb restricts numbers to 10 learners per course. The minimum is at least 6 learners per course. Additional learners are billed on a pro-rata basis of R 2,500 per learner.
Training is conducted at the client's premises or as close to this as is possible. If not on the client's premises then the client is responsible for ensuring the relevant access permissions have been obtained. That is required is:
Classroom environment with a writing surface and chair per learner,
electricity and a surface (board, wall, etc) for data projector.
A wilderness environment of at least 1,000 ha with rivers and steep
Access to a shut-down rescue helicopter with hoist for 3 hours
Use of a rescue-capable (hoist equipped) helicopter for 3 hours.
Learners will have to undergo an assessment of theory as well as
demonstrate practical skills . The University of Johannesburg assessment
is conducted by an external assessor (not the trainer).
Note: Costs of the helicopter are NOT included in the course cost. The
helicopter is to be arranged by the client organisation.
|| Full time Course
|| R 21,000.00 Per group of 6