The Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crew Certificate course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in surf rescue operations.
Key Course Outcomes:
Crew an IRB
- 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.
AssessmentAssessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.
ValidityOne (1) year from date of course. Proficiency sessions will be provided each year by the club.
- Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
- Proficient/current Bronze Medallion holder
- 8 hours log book
- 4 hours theory
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