At IRRTC we recognise that the level, quality and availability of training in physical rescue and medical rescue provision is not always the same.
In fact, we have worked in many countries where there is no localised response or it is provided by willing volunteers who have limited equipment and little to no training. In some areas there is no provision for hundreds of miles.
Even in countries that do have localised responses the distances between stations can be immense leading to extremely prolonged response times. This is compounded even further if you are unable to obtain effective communication links due to telephone coverage.
In the event of a vehicle incident minutes really can cost lives because if you cannot access your casualty then you cannot effectively treat your casualty. If the casualty has a serious bleed or airway difficulties then time is certainly not in your favour.
All organisations have a legal responsibility to protect their staff and what is clear is that one of the biggest threats to an organisations workforce or their clients is the travelling to and from their sites which can often be in a remote location. Many organisations will have this identified this hazard within their own risk analysis but up until now there have been limited options in reducing this identified risk and applying effective control measures to reduce this risk. Also, by providing an effective control measure organisations may also be able to receive financial savings on corporate annual insurance premiums.
In order to tackle this issue we at IRRTC have designed two courses specifically designed which we call ‘Specialist Rescue Responders’ for any organisation who wish to provide an effective emergency response themselves until further help arrives. In addition, you will be taught lifesaving skills which will allow you to provide emergency medical care with limited resources on the scene of any incident.