Introduction to Rope Rescue

PUASAR022A – Participate in a Rescue Operation
PUAEME001B – Provide Emergency Care



This course is designed for those with minimal knowledge and experience in rope rescue. It applies to those who are required to participate in rescue operations as a member of a rescue team and provide emergency care at an incident.

Students will attain the practical application and understanding required to perform rope rescue under the direction of a qualified person who holds Undertake Vertical Rescue and will be able to:

  • Prepare and respond to rescue
  • Contribute to hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Identify, select and prepare the necessary rescue equipment
  • Conclude rescue operations
  • Identify the need for emergency care
  • Assess the casualty and implement emergency care
  • Communicate appropriately with casualties and emergency services personnel
  • Clean and maintain equipment
  • Accurately complete required documentation in line with legislative, regulatory and organisational requirements


2 days


  • Saferight requires that students hold a Statement of Attainment for Work Safely at Heights (RIIWHS204D or equivalent) issued within the last 2 years, prior to attending this course
  • Present photo I.D. on arrival
  • Complete a ‘Fitness to Complete Training’ form. The student is required to declare any medical issue that may exclude them from full participation
  • Wear normal work clothing, enclosed footwear and remove all jewellery prior to commencement


On successful completion of this course students will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for PUASAR022A Participate in a Rescue Operation and PUAEME001B Provide Emergency Care and a wallet sized card.

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) must be supplied and verified prior to issuance.


Your Statement of Attainment does not have an expiry date, however, industry standards recommend retraining every two years.


  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Assessment


Students will be provided with morning tea and refreshments for all courses run at Saferight.
Saferight has kitchen facilities for people who wish to bring their own lunch or alternatively, there are cafes and lunch bars within close proximity.


On completion of the course, students working in the construction industry may be eligible to apply for a subsidy of up to 80% from the Construction Training Fund. Click here for more information.