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All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)

An induction to the ATV must be delivered by the chief instructor or a senior active member who has been delegated by the chief instructor.

Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew (IRBC)

The IRB Crew Certificate provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat in surf rescue operations. 


Pre-Requisites  

Must be a financial Club member prior to course registration 

-Must be at least 15 years of age on the date of the final assessment  

-Must hold a proficient Bronze Medallion  -Must have completed 16hrs of patrol in the preceding 12 months 

Skills Maintenance An annual Skills Maintenance must be undertaken by 31st December to keep this award current


Course Outcomes:  

-List the different classes of IRB  

-Identify the components of an IRB and ancillary equipment  

-Contribute to the safe and efficient launching of an IRB  

-Demonstrate safe crewing positions while negotiating the surf  

-Perform emergency procedures  Observation, hazards and risks are identified and clearly communicated to the driver 

Maintain an IRB:  

-Perform pre-operational checks and preventative maintenance of the IRB hull  --Perform post-operational maintenance of the IRB hull  

-Report major wear or damage according to organisation procedures  

-Perform conscious and unconscious casualty pick-ups 

-Perform complex rescues including swimming rescues, sailboarder and kite surfer rescues 

Assessment: 

Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. This will take place on the final day of the course. 

 

Inflatable Rescue Boat Driver (IRBD)

The IRB Driver is responsible for safely operating the IRB in the surf zone and managing the IRB Crew.   


Pre-Requisites  

-Must be a financial Club member prior to course registration  

-Must be at least 17 years of age on the date of the final assessment  

-Must hold a proficient Bronze Medallion  -Must hold a proficient IRB Crew Certificate 

-Must hold a current Victorian Marine Licence  

-Must have completed 16hrs of patrol in the preceding 12 months 

Skills Maintenance An annual Skills Maintenance must be undertaken by 31st December to keep this award current. 


Course Outcomes:  

-List the duties of an IRB Driver  

-List the safety considerations when operating an IRB  

-Provide direction to an IRB Crewperson in all their operational duties  

-Communicate effectively with Crewperson, the public and patients in the normal performance of duties 


Drive an IRB:  

-Identify the components of an IRB Motor  -Launch an IRB safely and efficiently  List motor hazards in the surf  

-Safely and efficiently negotiate the surf while driving and IRB  

-Perform emergency procedures 

-Perform rescues in an IRB as a Driver 

-Perform conscious and unconscious patient pick-ups 

 -Perform complex rescue operations including swimming rescues, sailboarder and kite surfer rescues  

-Contribute to search and rescue operations; liaising effectively with other emergency response services as required 


Prepare and maintain an IRB motor:

-Perform pre-operational checks and preventative maintenance of the IRB motor  -Perform post-operations maintenance of the IRB motor  

-Perform motor re-start procedure after submersion in the surf  

-Report major wear and damage according to organisational procedures 


Assessment: 

Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. This will take place on the final day of the course.