Industrial and Agricultural Rescue

Aims of the Course

The aim of this course is to provide students with the required knowledge and skills for them to be able to conduct a rescue exercises in an Industrial and Agricultural setting.

Course Duration

Rescue should not be attempted by individuals who have not been formally trained. Local Rescue Authorities, Fire Departments, Departments of Defence, Emergency Medical Services, etc. may be able to provide information on Industrial and Agricultural Rescue training, practice, equipment and organizations that are actively looking for members to employ within their organisation. The Industrial and Agricultural Rescue course will take between 2 to 3 weeks to complete, this will include theory classes as well practicals which will be carried out within and outside the college premises.

Course Description

The Industrial and Agricultural Rescue module aims at creating awareness of the principles behind managing rescues in such environments.

On completion of this module the student should be able to:

  • Discuss the general guidelines and principles to be taken into account when dealing with any machinery entrapment;
  • Explain the general principles of management of incidents involving elevators;
  • Discuss the management of common, domestic-related rescue incidents;
  • Describe the management of common agricultural-related rescue incidents.

Industrial Incidents

  • Persons trapped in machinery (Rollers, grinders, presses, etc.).
  • Escalators incidents.
  • Lifts and lift shaft rescues.
  • Incidents involving electrical hazards.
  • Incidents involving hazardous substances.

Domestic Incidents

  • Children locked in bathrooms.
  • Child’s head stuck in burglar bars.
  • Pool weirs and pumps.
  • Children stuck in drains and/or pipes.
  • Electric gates and door entrapments.

Agricultural Incidents

  • Chemical spills / pesticide leaks.
  • Overturned tractors.
  • Persons entrapped in farm machinery.
  • Incidents involving grain storage bins and silos.