Course Summary

This unit covers the competency required to gain access to and extricate entrapped casualty/s from vehicles travelling on the road such as cars, motorcycles, buses, trucks and semi-trailers while minimising the potential for further injury and preserving the integrity of evidence.

This unit requires the responder to access entrapped casualty/s using a range of techniques and to operate specialist equipment to undertake the rescue.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit applies to a member of a rescue team or those who are working in a mine rescue unit working as part of an Emergency Rescue Team.

This unit may be customised to suit a range of road crash rescue incidents based on an organisational risk profile.

Course Content
  • Prepare and respond to road crash rescue
  • Establish and maintain rescue scene safety
  • Manage casualties
  • Remove casualties from entrapment
  • Conclude road crash rescue operations
Topics Include:
  • Vehicle construction & equipment
  • Operation and task information
  • Rescue equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Anticipate hazards and associated risks
  • Work in teams
  • Scene management procedures
  • Stabilising of vehicles
  • Hygiene precautions & accessing the casualty
  • Nature of entrapment & extrication plan
  • Protecting casualties during extrication
  • Removal of deceased person/s
  • Working with other agencies
  • Scene preservation
  • Recovering, cleaning & maintaining equipment
  • Decontamination
  • Operational stress, debrief & documentation
Assessment Methods:
  • Multiple choice/written questions
  • Practical demonstrations/skills observations
  • A4 Certificate
  • Wallet Card (upon request)
  • All training resources
  • Option 1 Full course: 35 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 2 Flexible delivery: Workplace projects and 15 hour face-to-face training
  • Option 3 Refresher course:12 hour practical training

Upon successful completion a Certificate and Wallet Card (upon request) will be issued for PUASAR024A Undertake road crash rescue


**There is no legislative requirement for refresher training, however; for  students who have previously completed this unit and who are wanting to refresh their skills they would need to attend the Refresher course of 12 hours practical training. This refresher training is at the discretion of the employer.

  • PUAEME002C Manage injuries at emergency incident


  • HLTFA311A Apply first aid
  • PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation

*Please note that ERT Fire & Rescue supplies all equipment necessary for you to undertake your training. ERT Fire & Rescue always recommend and encourage you to bring along your own equipment. Trainee’s must wear appropriate clothing that will get dirty and enclosed footwear is essential.

ERT Fire & Rescue can provide tailored on-site workplace training. Please contact our office on 0267 434 067 for a quote.

Training is conducted in partnership and under the auspices of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

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