EWP Rescue and Controlled Descent Escape

Intensive training for those working in and around Mobile Elevated Work Platforms and Scissor Lifts (MEWPs) who should be prepared for a rescue event of either themselves, or rescue of another person.

This program covers both self-rescue from bucket, and the rescue of another persons (both unresponsive and responsive) when operating a elevated work platform. EWP Rescue training will also leave participants with knowledge of health, safety and risk management requirements as per legislation and relevant company policies and procedures, specifically:

  • Responsibilities for rescue
  • Health, safety and risk management strategies
  • Rescue plans and implementation
  • Equipment inspection
  • Carrying out simulated rescue scenarios

Units of Competency

On successful completion of this program, participants will be re-issued the nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for:

  • UETTDRRF03B Perform EWP rescue
  • UETTDRRF08B Perform EWP controlled descent escape
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Duration
    1/2 – 1 day

  • Delivery Mode
    Face to Face
  • Location

    • Brendale
    • Onsite
  • Pre-requisites / entry requirements

    Licenced to operate an EWP desirable.

    Students must be able to successfully participate in practical demonstration of tasks that require physical exertion and activities conducted where exposure to height is a factor.

  • Requirements

    PPE must be worn (safety boots and high vis clothing)

  • Outcome
    Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment
  • Cost
    $ 349.00 pp (no GST applies)

    openpay available

    Personalised payment plan available

    BERT funding available

    zipPay available

  • Onsite training available on request

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Who needs EWP and Controlled Descent training?

EWP Rescue training is suited for those working in the electrical, transmission, distribution or rail work functions or other industry sectors that are regularly operating an EWP.

Those working in operational roles who may be required to perform either self-rescue, or rescue of another person whilst operating an EWP:

  • Electrical supply workers
  • Rail workers
  • Roof workers
  • Sign writers and installers
  • Plant / Equipment and Machinery Operators
  • Tradesman – electrical, installation, building, carpentry, plumbing
  • Tower workers / telecom workers
  • Site Rescue personnel

Renewal: Every two (2) years or as stipulated by your employer

Learning Methods

ASTRA use various assessment methods and techniques, including skill and knowledge assessments as an essential step to ensure you progress through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying and training with ASTRA, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and in some cases through recognition of prior learning.

Before commencing any course, ASTRA recommends you consult your doctor to determine any limitations with conducting practical demonstrations if applicable. There may be multiple tasks that require manual handling of materials and equipment and general exposure to accessing and working on structures at height. If you are unsure about your capabilities please contact the ASTRA team for further assistance and to determine the support services in place to assist your training experience.

Upcoming Courses

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCost
EWP Rescue and Escape15 November 202107:30 am - 03:00 pmBrendale4$349.00
EWP Rescue and Escape8 December 202107:30 am - 03:00 pmBrendale7$349.00

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