E-Learning

Public Safety Institute has a range of e-learning courses, including:

Animal Emergency Management Fundamentals (online)

This five hour online course provides contemporary insight to why taking an animal-inclusive disaster resilience approach has benefits to both human and animals. In a series of presentations, case studies and optional readings, leading international disaster management expert Steve Glassey gives an insight on why animals matter in disasters.

Recreational River Safety (online) 

This 2 hour online course is aimed at those who may recreate around rivers such as swimmers, anglers and hikers. A digital certificate is issued upon completion of the course and quiz. This course is not suitable for those working around floodwater or emergency services.

Learning objectives: This course covers river features, hazard identification, river crossing planning and decision making, environmental care considerations, wader safety, swiftwater swimming, shallow water crossing, use of throw-bags, and medical considerations. This online course is also aligned to exceed the theoretical elements of NZQA unit standard 427 demonstrate crossing rivers.

Flood Worker Safety (online)

This four hour online course is aimed at those who need to work around flood waters during emergencies such as utility workers, drainage contractors, storm water engineers, hydrologists, and others that have a key function to support local emergency management arrangements. For the general public, the advice is simply – stay out of flood water and follow the directions of authorities. This course may have content which may be upsetting for viewers and is not suitable for children.

The course may be used as an awareness level course for those that may have an oversight role but not working in the field during flooding or be used as a pre-course (blended) learning activity for the practical 4-6 hour Public Safety Institute Flood Safety Worker course, the later being considered by minimum training requirement for anyone working in or around flood water. This online course is also aligned to exceed the theoretical elements of NZQA Unit Standard 22298.

Learning objectives

This online course covers the following: River and flood hydrology, environmental care and biosecurity considerations, swiftwater and flood hazard management, laws affecting rescue and safe work, signals and communications, swiftwater swimming, shallow water crossing, use of throw-bags, vehicle drowning prevention and escape, culvert and storm drain rescue, medical considerations, flood worker personal protective equipment, weather and river level monitoring, safe work practices, training levels and more.

Introduction to Swiftwater Responder (online)

This 8 hour online course is aimed at those wanting to complete the theory requirements of the Swiftwater Responder course. The course is useful to emergency service workers who may be responded to a flood or swiftwater rescue incident. The course is also useful for current swiftwater responders wishing to refresh their theoretical knowledge.

This course may have content which may be upsetting for viewers and is not suitable for children. This online course is also aligned to meet theoretical elements of NZQA Unit Standard 22298 and PUASAR001 Perform land-based swiftwater rescue and recovery.

Learning objectives

This online course covers the following: River and flood hydrology, environmental care and biosecurity considerations, swiftwater and flood hazard management, laws affecting rescue and safe work (NZ), signals and communications, swiftwater swimming, shallow water crossing, use of throw-bags, vehicle drowning prevention and escape, culvert and storm drain rescue, medical considerations (including cold water immersion), swiftwater rescuer personal protective equipment, swiftwater rescue rules, weather and river level monitoring, managing night operations, incident command tactics, knots, anchors, inflatable fire hose, basic rope and swiftwater equipment, decontamination, shore based rescue techniques including vehicle stabilization and cinches, inflatable fire hose rescues, management of animals in disaster, river search strategies and more.

Introduction to Swiftwater Technician (online)

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Pre-requisite: PSI Swiftwater Responder (online).

This 6 hour online course is aimed at those who have completed the PSI Introduction to Swiftwater Responder (online) course and wanting to complete the theory requirements of the Introduction to Swiftwater Technician course. The course is also useful for current swiftwater rescue technicians wishing to refresh their theoretical knowledge.

Learning objectives

This online course covers the following: mechanical advantage/hauling systems, helicopter safety, contact rescues, live bait rescue, V lower rescue, combat swim, towed swim, victim behaviour, rescues from low head dams and aqueducts, radio communications, parbuckling, ice rescue basics, vehicle behaviour in static and dynamic water, strainer negotiation, capture devices, boat on highline, wading rescue from vehicles, boat un-pinning/un-wrapping, spinal rolls, zip lines/tensioned diagonals, cargo net on zip line, curtain capture on zip line and more.

Introduction to ECHO Swiftwater Incident Risk Assessment Tool (online)

Pre-requisite: nil, however it is recommended that public safety workers have completed the Introduction to Swiftwater Responder (online) prior.

This 45-60 minute online course is aimed at emergency responders who may arrive first on-scene to a swiftwater or flood rescue incident and required to undertake an assessment to determine the risk of the swiftwater or flood rescue incident using the ECHO tool.

Group Discounts

For group enrolments of 20 or more students, we offer a 20% bulk discount and single invoice service. Bulk importing of users is also available using our learn-deash-template (.csv).

We also combination packages for cohorts wanting to do both the online and practical requirements for course.

Please contact us for further details if interested.

Payment

All course enrolments are valid for 1 year.

Certification

All online courses come with a digital PSI certificate with verifiable unique QR code is issued upon completion of all lessons, topics and the quiz.

Eligibility

We welcome all qualified instructors and recognised training providers to allow their students to complete our courses as part of their course requirements.

Start Now

Step 1: Register as a new user or login if you are an existing user.

Step 2: Once your registration has been approved, update your profile and ensure your first and last names are entered – otherwise your certificate will not be issued correctly.

Step 3: Enrol in the courses by clicking on the respective course photograph (above).

 

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