Personal Evacuation Systems Refresher

This course allows a trained Personal Evacuation System (PES) user to refresh their knowledge of the PES unit and demonstrate current competency in its safe operation and use during a dry descent in a simulated environment.

Certification

A Personal Evacuation Systems Refresher certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • PES componentry.
  • PES unit preparation including harness donning and anchor point.
  • PES operation (dry descent) and use in a simulated environment.
  • Controlled descent and release.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate current knowledge of the PES unit as per manufacturer’s instructions
  • Demonstrate safe donning and use of a PES.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Course prerequisites

Must hold NZQA US 24039 or have completed a full PES course previously.

Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when the student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. The assessment will involve the donning and use of a PES unit in a dry descent.

Revalidation/Refresher

To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current manufacturer recommendation is annually.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Covered-in footwear.
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Course Length

Up to 4 hours depending on student numbers

Location

Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

Price

$215 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

Bob Korewha

Bob Korewha

Bob Korewha

There isn’t much that Bob can’t drive or operate.  Bob is a MITO, and Connexis registered assessor, a Competenz registered Forklift Trainer and an NZTA approved assessor.  Bob started his career as a Driver/Operator within the Transport and Building Industries and has spent the last 20 years training people on safe driving and operating equipment.  He believes in giving the right information to the candidate so that they can make the right decisions out there in the workplace, that teaching the safe use of heavy machinery includes a strong approach to forming a safety culture at their workplace so that the operator goes home safe every day.

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Instructing in First Aid from mid-2006, Jon is an experienced first aid instructor.  Jon’s sense of humour and on the job stories ensure engaging and relevant training whenever he delivers. Jon has extended his safety training skills over the years now also delivers our Helicopter Underwater Escape Training courses and continues to deliver training with freshness and relevance

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Ryan Moss

Coming from a business background, Ryan worked in the offshore industry before moving onshore to pursue a career as a fire and marine trainer. He has Emergency Care, Fire and Rescue qualifications as well as in the areas of Adult Education and Training. Ryan volunteers his time to work with St John Ambulance as an ambulance officer and as a senior fire fighter with Fire Emergency New Zealand. Ryan stands out as a well-rounded emergency response professional with experience across multiple areas.

Chris Davidson

Chris Davidson

Chris Davidson

Qualified Off-Shore Master, Deckhand, Fast Rescue Boat to name just a few, Chris is our lead Marine Trainer.  He holds a qualification in Adult Education and is a qualified OPITO instructor with years of experience at sea as well as in the training and management arena.  His expertise in things marine is without parallel and his passion for health and safety places him at the top of his game.

Testimonials

Course was awesome and the small class was very good.

Stacey Cree - Taylor Bro's

Well organised and awesome training.

Origin Energy

Very good course

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