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Road Crash Rescue




Two (2) Days

course overview

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to complete a complex extrication of a casualty involved in a road or industrial accident. This course is designed for workers who may be required to perform a rescue of trapped persons in motor vehicles.

Road crash rescue involves the extrication of casualties from vehicles that have been involved in various types of impact. This is carried out using hydraulic rescue tools, various hand tools and stabilisation equipment. You will form part of an operational crew to resolve road crash incidents, this may require you to be inside the car while hydraulic tools are in use, while wearing P2 masks, structural firefighting kit with helmets and visors as a basic form of PPC.

To operate the hand tools on the course you will need to have a basic understanding of the use of hand tools such as spanners and socket sets.
Whilst there is no set physical standard to attend the course, it can be physically demanding as the hydraulic tools weigh upwards of 20kg and you will be required to be able to operate these during the course, therefore, participants should be physically fit. Much of the course is practically based and will be physically demanding, especially in warmer temperatures.

learning outcomes

The course covers the following topics:
• Establishing and maintaining rescue scene safety
• Managing and removing casualties from entrapment
• Incident debrief, reports and dealing with critical stress
• Establishment and maintenance of safe working areas
• Hazards and environmental threats
• Infection control procedures
• Legal requirements for responders
• Operational briefing and debriefing procedures
• Road crash rescue techniques
• Reconnaissance procedures
• Rescue equipment manufacturers operational guidelines
• Road crash rescue concepts
• Vehicle construction and dangers in cutting vehicle parts and panels


Participants must:
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

This course is delivered over two (2) days and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.


• PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

To ensure the pre-requisites are met for PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation, participants must provide a current Statement of Attainment for HLTAID011 Provide first aid or equivalent at the time of enrolment.

Pre-requisites are available through SDS, please contact the training team for more information.


$760.00 (No GST applicable).

Prices subject to change.


Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for:
• PUASAR024 Undertake Road Crash Rescue

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.

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