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|| Rescue for Emergency Workers
|| The High Angle II course builds on the rope rescue skills learnt in High Angle I, changing the rescuer from someone who is able to move themselves around in a rope rescue environment to someone who is able to move the patient around in a rope rescue environment. The skills learnt here are fundamental to other rescue skills and this course is a prerequisite for:
- Aviation Rescue (using helicopters in rescue)
- Wilderness Search And Rescue
- Confined space rescue
- Collapsed structure rescue (not presented by SML)
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.
Outcome: Remove patient to level / low-angled ground
The learner completing this course successfully will be capable of
reaching a patient a high angle environment. They will be capable of
functioning aspart of a team of evacuating the patient from their position
in either an upward, downward or horizontal direction to a place where
access is possible on foot.
Learners are required to be in possession of High Angle I certification or equivalent rope rescue skills. If a learner cannot prove competence at High Angle I 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
Learners are also expected to be moderately physically fit.
Advanced high-angle rescue equipment: construction, use, care and
Pickoffs (if not done as part of HA-I)
Stretcher rigging and advanced patient packaging
Advanced anchor systems
Raising systems, pulleys and constructing mechanical advantages
Directional anchors and High directional anchors
Guidelines and spanlines (tyrolean traverses)
Pole-top (antenna and mast) rescues
Duration and numbers
The recommended duration for this course is 10 days of 10 hours per day.
The course is divided fairly evenly between theory and practical aspects. However, experience has shown us that the only people who attain competence in this space of time are those who come from a background of ropework and rescue. For others we recommend a course duration of 15 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 4,500 per learner.
Training is conducted at the client`s premises or as close to this as is
possible. What is required is:
Classroom environment with a writing surface and chair per learner,
electricity and a surface (board, wall, etc) for data projector.
A cliff environment, fire-station tower or multi-level industrial plant
with pillars or I-beams from which to anchor. There should be no harmful
chemicals present in the training area (acids, petro-chemicals, etc) and the level of noise must not preclude normal speech.
Learners will have to undergo an assessment of theory as well as
demonstrate practical skills . All practical skills will be assessed with
time limits - rescue is a time-sensitive activity. University of
Johannesburg assessment is conducted by an external assessor (not the
The practical assessment (specific outcomes) is divided into two sections:
As an individual the learner will have to perform a pick-off, construct
anchors, rig raising and lowering systems, and package and rig a
As a member of a team the learner will have to participate in
a scenario drawn from a real rescue. The assessment criteria for the
practical assessment is that solutions presented must work, must be safe
and must be done within a time- frame associated with a urgent situation.
Subsistance and Travel costs (S&T) are added on if the client is
more than 75km from Pretoria. Clients are welcome to host trainers in
their own facilities if this proves to be more cost effective.
Use of equipment for learners for the duration of the course
Assessment costs: assessment plus one re-assessment where needed
S&T for trainers (1 per course)
S&T for assessors (1 per Univ Jhb course)
|| Full time Course
|| R 65,000.00 Per group of 10