Trainers' Presentation                    

BUS / COACH CRASH RESCUE 
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Bus and coach crashes, where people are killed, seriously injured or trapped happen infrequently. They have the capacity to hold many injured and trapped casualties, which invariably necessitates a multi agency response.  With advances in technology and rescue performance, continual dynamic risk assessment has become an essential factor in ensuring safe working practices. It is imperative, because of Rescuers low volume experience of bus/coach incidences, that Rescuers have a working understanding of bus/coach types, their construction, injury patterns, stabilisation and extrication methodology. This program contains all the essential knowledge with regards to new technology and extrication evolutions for risk recognition, hazard identification and subsequent risk control measures. 

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The Program is equipped with a comprehensive MENU page and search engine to quickly reference the required subject matter. The student e-Book, electronic notepad and the self assessment program can all be accessed from the Trainers' Presentation menu page.

When the cursor is moved over the main menu buttons, some sections will reveal a pop up window with direct links to the various sub-sections within that chapter..

The program comes with a comprehensive list of objectives, of which some of these are shown in the picture below.

 The introduction gives a useful profile and overview of this training program

 The introduction also offers a slideshow of pertinent bus/coach crashes to stimulate the students interest and give an insight of what to expect when confronted by a bus/coach incident.

 Types of busses/coaches is an essential knowledge frame to enable students to quickly risk assess and size up an incedent

The hybrid / fual cell vehicle, design and power and fuel shut-off components offer students an  invaluable assett

Although a rare occurrence, the bus/coach fire can be catastrophic and can develop to life- threatening proportions very quickly. This topic has been included to raise awareness to public service transport vehicle fires. 

 

Understanding the design and construction of bus/coaches is essential when planning any extrication strategy. High quality see-through illustrations offer a good insight into the prefabrication of these vehicles. 

It is essential to have a good understanding of seat configuration and installation as it will be found that in many cases seating will have to be removed. The program includes clear pictures and concise graphics to illustrate bus/coach seating and installation.  

Based on structured study, this section offers a distinct advantage in its explanation for the likely patterns of injury that can be sustained in bus/coach collisions for head-on and roll-over situations.  

The resource necessary to respond to a multi casualty bus/coach incident will rely heavily on inter- agency cooporation. In the initial stages due to limited access and space within the confines of the vehicle, the Team Approach is likely to be dominated by fire service rescue personnel. This section offers rational real-life insight and guidance to students. 

Where the bus/coach capsizes and ends up on its side, casualty rescue will be significantly impeded and maneuvering within the confinds of the coach will be restricted by the injured laying on the downside between the seats and resting on the glazing.   This section offers the only practical approach and guidance for safe casualty handling and removal.  

The removal and handling of the dead, setting up a temporary morgue, body identification and bagging gives the student valuable information and foresight.

There is a comprehensive section on extrication methodology. Complete with its own active sub- menu it gives immediate access to the appropriate sub-section. 

Bus/coach stabilisation is an area that is rarely considered until confronted by an actual incident. The program offers additional options to suit the different types of coaches

The involvemewnt of outside agencies is highlighted in a series of pictures that depict the benefits of the wrecker, rotator and cranes at incidents 

This training program offers a summary assessment to reinforce learning. Where the candidate is not confident in answering any of the posed questions, they only need to highlight and click on the question to revisit the relevant section.

As with all the MVC rescue technician programs, Bus/Coach Rescue has an in built electronic self-assessment facility. Based on 80% of content, the assessment program is built in such a way that makes failure a thing of the past. Where a participant fails to achieve the required standard they will be redirected to the appropriate areas of the program which they can revise and, when satisfied, retake the assessment. On successful completion they will be able to print a certificate of achievement and enter their name in the electronic training log. 

 

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