ABOUT THE course
Self Study – Pre Course Requirements
All Trainees will be required to Download and Complete the required documents for your course.
All of our courses have a set of Study and Exam Materials that are required to be completed Prior to the Practical training phase. www.paci.com.au/guides.php
As this training is for a qualification in a workplace trainees are required to complete the following assignments:-
1 x Combined Activity Document
SWMS – safe work method statement – Activity Planning – Lead a challenge course sessions, high elements Includes Zipline and other High Elements I.e. Giant Swing or Leap of Faith
2 x Risk Assessment Documents
Risk assessment document – Challenge Course – High Elements – Using Lanyards and Mobile Ground Belay and Fixed Belay Systems .
Risk assessment document – High elements – Ziplines – Giant Swing – Leap of Faith
Incident and Faulty Equipment Reporting
Document 2 x Incident reporting,
Document 2 x Faulty equipment reporting.
The theory training for these assignments is day 1 of the course
During this day we also mark the required course exams trainee’s are required to complete prior to the course
PACI membership applications and required photo ID’s
Submit digital copies of current first aid and CPR qualifications
Note:- Trainee’s will have 2 weeks to complete the written assignments after the last day of the course.
The course teaches a variety of skills and systems in technical instruction, group instructional skills, delivering safety briefings and group management protocols and fitting clients personal protective equipment I.e. harnesses, helmets and safety equipment. I,e. lobster claws and lanyards and pre rigged micro hauler rescues systems
Challenge Ropes Course Inspections
Equipment and PPE Inspections
Knots class – figure 8 eye knot, butterfly knot, prussic hitches, munter hitch, double ended figure 8
Set up and install ladders to access high elements and establish ropes for a challenge high ropes element
Construct lanyards to access high ropes elements via vertical climbing up a pole on staples
Prepare equipment and participants – Brief participants and demonstrate belaying and climbing techniques for traversing high elements I.e. ground training Inform participants of known and anticipated risks, safety procedures, safe areas and boundaries.
Demonstrate and explain correct techniques appropriate for the activity and communication protocols to use during activity. I.e. safety checks
Check and confirm participant ability to use and control equipment before activity commencement.
Monitor signs of participant difficulty, to ensure safety and welfare.
Monitor participant behaviour and adherence to safety procedures, adjust level of supervision and assertively correct breaches, as required.
Respond immediately to participant belay errors and hazardous situations.
Complete ongoing risk assessments to minimise risk of injury to participants and others.
Respond to emergency situations according to organisational safety, emergency response and first aid procedures.
Debrief the activity
Set up and install equipment for flying fox zip line elements, dual connection to zip line pulley
Inform participants of known and anticipated risks, safety procedures, safe areas and boundaries
Demonstrate and explain correct techniques appropriate for the activity and communication protocols to use during activity. I.e. Pre flight safety checks
Descending from the final position of the zip line
Vertical mobility, rope access skills, abseiling skills w/ self belay, use of a pre rigged micro hauler “rescue kit”
Hair entrapment – use of rope-grab device on sling to immediately intervene and brake tension of the belay rope
Critical belayer errors – use of rope-grab device on sling to immediately intervene and control belay rope
Participant unable to get back on course element – mid span rescue – lift and lower rescue
Participant entangled in an element – access and assist participant – lift and lower rescue or descend with casualty.
Participant frozen fear and hesitancy to proceed – access and assist participant
Safely and efficiently escape a loaded belay system and transfer from belay device to direct connection to anchor
Flying fox zip line rescues I.e. pulley derailment – access participant via abseiling along zip line – lift and lower rescue
Guide stuck at top of pole during routine maintenance – access and assist fellow worker – pole top rescue – lift and lower rescue or descend with casualty. conscious and unconscious simulations.
Maintenance / Inspections:-
Use of full body harnesses bosuns chairs vertical mobility, rope access skills, lanyards and the use of tools
Critical life line identifying – re-painting, and applying anti corrosion measures
Insect inspections for possible infestations
Turn buckles, swages, mailons, wire terminations, ground anchors, guy wires, trees, etc.
Day 4 – Assessment Phase
Vertical mobility, rope access skills
Maintenance assessment, faulty equipment identification and reporting
Lead challenge course sessions, high elements
Day 5 – Assessment Phase Continued…
Set up and supervise challenge course sessions, high elements
High elements and Zip line rescues
Trainees to perform skills alone and unaided
Candidates must complete all assignment materials and submit no later than 14 days after your course
If competency has been achieved trainees will finalise assessment verification documents and learner questionnaires.
This course is available on request – We come to your venue