Working at sea is a hazardous occupation. You will operate in remote areas away from any usual health and emergency services such as medial staff, hospitals or fire and emergency departments. This means when something goes wrong it’s all on you!
Whether on sea or land, in New Zealand we are fortunate our Westpac Rescue Helicopter service is ready when time is critical to get you to hospital from a remote location.
However, working with and around helicopters has its own risks. Hence all crew must be aware of the safety requirements to ensure a helicopter rescue is safe and successful.
On successful completion, students will be able to
- Identify the requirements when working with and around helicopters
- Identify the 5 steps to get prepared for a helicopter rescue
- Describe the signals required to communicate with the helicopter crew
- Describe the lighting required onboard
This module has an online assessment
6 minute video plus quiz