Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR) Course
17 - 18 March, 2018
Port Noarlunga SLSC
Saltfleet Street and Esplanade
Port Noarlunga, South Australia
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This course will be run on:
Saturday 17 March, 9.30am - 11.00pm, and
Sunday 18 March, 9.30am - 5.00pm
Venue: Port Noarlunga SLSC.
Attendance on both days is compulsory.
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to participate in search and rescue operations.
Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:
Be at least 16 years of age on the date of final assessment
Complete a 400 metre swim in 8 minutes or less in a swimming pool of no less than 25m length (with a SLSSA Assessor to time/verify)
Hold and be proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion and hold the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
Complete the eLearning prerequisite prior to attending the course
Contribute to preparation activities for search and rescue operations
Describe the principles of a SMEAC plan (Situation, Mission, Execution, Administration and logistics, Command & signals)
Assess the factors that influence a SMEAC plan
Interpret task information o Select appropriate search and rescue equipment
Describe the roles and responsibilities of individuals in a search and rescue team
Recognise when a rescue response is required
Describe scanning techniques and when to use them o Identify high risk profile groups
Describe strategies to maintain effectiveness of scanning o Identify distressed and drowning patients
Perform complex patient rescue, including search and rescue of a missing person
Identify hazards to self, bystanders and patient at an incident scene
Implement hazard control procedures at incident scene
Select appropriate personal protective equipment
Communicate incident details to relevant personnel at appropriate stages
Demonstrate an advanced water entry technique
Describe search patterns
Operate as a member of a search team for a submerged patient/object
Perform retrieval of a submerged object at a depth of 3-5 metres below the surface o Participate in a night search operation
Demonstrate recovery and stand down procedures
Demonstrate retrieval of a patient and return to shore
Describe body retrieval policy and procedures
Complete operational documentation
Perform equipment recovery, cleaning and maintenance in line with organisational procedures
Describe symptoms of operational stress and sources of support
You will also develop knowledge and skills to enable you to demonstrate competency in the nationally recognised units of competency:
PUAOHS002B Maintain safety at an incident scene
PUASAR011C Search as a member of an aquatic search team
These units form part of the nationally recognised qualification PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue).
The cost per participant will be $50, to partially cover food, drinks and resources.
On registration, you will be sent an electronic version of the learner guide, and instructions on how to complete the online eLearning module.
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