E-Learning

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

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 as 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)

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.

Group Discounts

For group enrolments of 20 or more students, we offer a 20% bulk discount and single invoice service.

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

PSI is pleased to announce that 100% of online course proceeds will go to Animal Evac New Zealand.

As a result, all Stripe Payments will be processed and receipted through Animal Evac New Zealand Trust.

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.