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. 

Course Introduction
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to participate in search and rescue operations. 

Course Prerequisites
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
Course Outcomes
  • 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).

Registration Information
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.
This event closed for registrations on 17/3/2018

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