The School For Mountain Leadership
Wilderness Search And Rescue
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|| Rescue for Emergency Workers
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: Search for and rescue patients in wilderness areas
The learner completing this course successfully will be capable of planning and managing a search for a lost person as well as capable of functioning as a member of a search team in the field. THe successful learner will also be able to function as a member of a team performing a cross-country stretcher evacuation over easy-angled terrain.
Learners are required to be in possession 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 infectious disease.
Learners are also expected to be moderately physically fit.
The wilderness environment
Equipment used in wilderness rescue
Energy, nutrition and hydration
Overnight skills and basic survival
Movement skills, Steep ground and river crossings
Search planning and management
Field search skills
Wilderness rescue skills
Note: For teams operating in the Drakensberg an additional topic of
altitude, acclimatisation and altitude-related illnesses is recommended.
Duration and numbers
The recommended duration for this course is 10 days. The first 5 are
classroom days and the second 5 are continuous field days.
The University of Jhb restricts numbers to 12 learners per course.
Courses are billed as though 12 learners will attend, but clients are
welcome to leave places open. However, less than 12 learners makes this
course difficult to run.
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
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 5,000 ha with rivers and steep
Learners will have to undergo an assessment of theory as well as
demonstrate practical skills . The practical assessment is anintergrated
scenario run during the final phases of the practical section. The
University of Johannesburg assessment is conducted by an external assessor
(not the trainer).
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 60,000.00 Per group of 10