Otago - Rock Training & Rescue Module

Event Details

Sun 11 Oct 10:00AM
Southern - Otago

Event Contact:

Felix Cook

Tel: 02102208310

Email: felix.cook@surflifesaving.org.nz

<h1 class="pageTitle">Rock Training &amp; Rescue Module</h1> <div class="pageBody"> <h3>Course Overview</h3> <p>The Rock Training &amp; Rescue Module (RTM) is the starting point for training lifeguards in rock activities and operations. The RTM gives Surf Lifeguards the knowledge and skill required to perform rock entries, exits and rescues.</p> <hr /> <h3>Course Information </h3> <div class="inline-table"> <table border="0" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="150" valign="top"> <p><strong>Pre-requisites</strong></p> </td> <td colspan="3"> <p>14 years of age.<br />Surf Lifeguard Award (refreshed).<br />Current member of a SLS club.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><strong>Duration</strong></p> </td> <td colspan="3"> <p>Half day (3-4 hrs).</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><strong>Delivered by</strong></p> </td> <td colspan="3"> <p>Club members who hold their Rock Instructors Award.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><strong>Who should complete it</strong></p> </td> <td colspan="3"> <p>Any lifeguards whose clubs are in close proximity to rocks and that regularly require them to perform rock rescues. </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><strong>Candidate requirements</strong></p> </td> <td colspan="3"> <p>Attend Rock Training &amp; Rescue Module training session with the club Rock Instructor.<br />Successfully complete all components of the practical examination.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><strong>Exam Components</strong></p> </td> <td colspan="2"> <p>Identify equipment and safety considerations required.<br />Perform a Rock Entry.<br />Perform a Rock Exit.<br />Conscious patient rescue.</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <h3>Topics covered</h3> <div class="inline-table"> <table border="0" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><strong>1.</strong> Safety Preparation.</p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p><strong>2.</strong> Equipment &amp; PPE.</p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p><strong>3.</strong> Rock Entries.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><strong>4.</strong> Rock Exits.</p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p><strong>5.</strong> Risk Management.</p> </td> <td> <p><strong>6.</strong> Contingency Plans.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <h3>Outcomes</h3> <p>At the completion of the module candidates will be able to:</p> <ol> <li>List the necessary equipment required for rock swimming.</li> <li>Discuss safety considerations that should be made during rock activities.</li> <li>Explain the key technical points of performing successful rock entries and exits.</li> <li>Identify suitable entry and exit points.</li> <li>Successfully, safely and confidently perform a rock entry and exit.</li> <li>If caught off guard by the swell, take action to maintain their safety.</li> <li>Perform a conscious patient rock rescue .</li> </ol> <p>For more info, check the event flyer</p> </div> Development

Description

Rock Training & Rescue Module

Course Overview

The Rock Training & Rescue Module (RTM) is the starting point for training lifeguards in rock activities and operations. The RTM gives Surf Lifeguards the knowledge and skill required to perform rock entries, exits and rescues.


Course Information 

Pre-requisites

14 years of age.
Surf Lifeguard Award (refreshed).
Current member of a SLS club.

Duration

Half day (3-4 hrs).

Delivered by

Club members who hold their Rock Instructors Award.

Who should complete it

Any lifeguards whose clubs are in close proximity to rocks and that regularly require them to perform rock rescues. 

Candidate requirements

Attend Rock Training & Rescue Module training session with the club Rock Instructor.
Successfully complete all components of the practical examination.

Exam Components

Identify equipment and safety considerations required.
Perform a Rock Entry.
Perform a Rock Exit.
Conscious patient rescue.

 

Topics covered

1. Safety Preparation.

2. Equipment & PPE.

3. Rock Entries.

4. Rock Exits.

5. Risk Management.

6. Contingency Plans.

Outcomes

At the completion of the module candidates will be able to:

  1. List the necessary equipment required for rock swimming.
  2. Discuss safety considerations that should be made during rock activities.
  3. Explain the key technical points of performing successful rock entries and exits.
  4. Identify suitable entry and exit points.
  5. Successfully, safely and confidently perform a rock entry and exit.
  6. If caught off guard by the swell, take action to maintain their safety.
  7. Perform a conscious patient rock rescue .

For more info, check the event flyer