Trainers' Presentation Program              


Air Lifting Units 


This presentation offers the trainer an excellent resource to provide the student with logical instruction in the safe operational use of power rescue equipment complete with the universal names and phrases relevant to entrapment extrication rescue. Built for interactive presentation, the program is equipped with an electronic summary assessment facility, offering instant redirection to the appropriate section for revision and validation. it is accompanied with it's own student eBook which incorporates electronic self assessment and certification print out; or where the student fails the assessment, the program will inform them of the areas requiring revision.


 This program is equipped with an exceptionally high profile of graphics and schematics

The Aim is simply to give students the known risks when testing and operation hydraulic rescue equipment.

The objectives are based on the logical understanding of safe tool operation, so that students can  fully understand the risk factors when performing all the extrication evolutions that are universally practiced by fire departments world wide.

The program offers very relevant, essential and systematic safety briefings 

Emphasis is placed on cleaning and decontamination, especially the cleaning of body fluids and blood from equipment

 This training program covers all types of air lifting units; low pressure and high pressure airbags 

 Schematics are used to explain the advantages and disadvantages of low pressure airbags 

Again active schematics are used to illustrate the practical applications and advantages for high pressure airbags with a complete explanation of Pascule's law 

A practical point by point safety instruction is given in terms of safety precautions when lifting and cribbing with HAB/LAB

The safety explanation and brief continues to include airbag idiosyncrasies where schematics are used to illustrate to push home the points relevant to 'weight to tilt ratio' 

Realistic stabilisation - securing, cribbing/blocking and propping are systematically approached to offer the greatest degree of safety     

The safety implications involved in heavy lifting must be supported by a firm understanding of low distribution and the centre of gravity of various types of loads 

With the understanding that the 'centre of gravity' holds for heavy lifting, lifting on a gradient carries life-threatening implications for Rescuers where the correct stabilisation methods and procedures are not used

This training program uses a series of practical applications to reinforce students' learning  

Practical applications use real-time issues to enforce the vital necessity for stabilising with struts to prevent lateral movement when air lifting a tractor unit for under-ride separation  

The truck or trailer rear suspension, depending on the type, will have serious implications for rescuers when confronted with rear under-rides and a series of schematics are used in the program to inform and reinforce the students' knowledge  

The use of HAB to raise a wheel off an entrapped limb may seem relatively straight forward but imagine the problem associated with twin front axle steering   

Active schematics are used to validate the student's progress while reinforcing knowledge with the rest of the class   

The program is equipped with a summary assessment page that allows the trainer to validate the instruction and, where necessary, hyperlink back to the relevant area that needs revision.