2017 Education Workshops






 

UKRO Education Workshops 2017

In addition to the learning opportunities afforded by the five Rescue Challenges, the 2017 National Challenge will represent the most comprehensive suite of Education Workshops and training events available at any UKRO event.
 
With Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) and emergency service partner organisations constantly striving to improve efficiency, performance and deliver value for money, an investment to attend, participate and/or compete at the 2017 National Challenge adds even more value.
 
Each of the UKRO delivered Education Workshops will be available to non-competitors, allowing interested individuals, personnel from training departments, etc. to attend singularly, receive the latest information and guidance, and then cascade such throughout their own organisations.
 
The price of each UKRO delivered Education Workshop, available to non-competitors, has been detailed below, while a copy of each Lesson Plan has also been provided:
 
Overall Medical = £60 plus VAT.
 
Extrication Rescue Discipline:
Space Creation and Practical Cutting Techniques = £60 plus VAT.
Heavy Rescue Workshop:
Part 1 (Lifting Plan) = £60 plus VAT.
Part 2 LGV/HGV ‘Back to Basics’) = £50 plus VAT.
Alternative Fuelled Vehicles = £45 plus VAT.
 
Trauma Challenge:
C-Spine = £60 plus VAT.
‘Silver Trauma’ = £40 plus VAT.
 
Water Rescue Challenge:
Rescue from Height using a Boat = £45 plus VAT.
Trauma Care and Transportation = £45 plus VAT.
Flipping and Righting Boats = £45 plus VAT.
 
Recognised by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), each of the UKRO delivered Education Workshops are awarded Continuous Professional Development (CPD) which attendees will receive whether attending Education Workshops separately or as part of the CPD awarded to a competing Rescue Team within the Rescue Challenges. Furthermore, as a reflection of the assurance each Education Workshop must provide, all UKRO delivered events will be compliant with our stringent Quality Management System (QMS). CPD Hours are indicated next to each of the disciplines.
 
Please contact Pat Sheridan (pat.sheridan@surreycc.gov.uk) should you wish to know any further information about the Education Workshops, in order to inform your decision to visit the UKRO events.
 
To book your individual (Non-competitor) attendance at any of the Education Workshops please contact Guy Goodman (ggoodman@ukro.org), including an indication of the day/time you would prefer to attend each.
 
Note: All Education Workshops, with the exception of the Overall Medical and those detailed within the Trauma Challenge section, will require attendees to have full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
 

Education Workshops:

Unless specifically detailed, all Education Workshops are compulsory for Rescue Teams.
 

Overall Medical – Available to Non-Competitors:

This 'Overall Medical' Education Workshop will be available for all Rescue Team Medics (And Second Medics), irrespective of the Rescue Challenge/Discipline they are competing in. Initially aiming at four (4) sessions in total, each session will consist of one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes of input, with ideally up to twenty (20) persons per session.
 
The intention with this session is to deliver a 'back to basics' secondary survey and treatment options, for first responders of all levels. The content will include an overview of the assessment of the:
Head and Neck,
Thoracic Area to include identification of major Chest injuries,
Abdominal Area,
Upper Limbs, and
Lower Limbs.
 
Anticipated Delivery – Thursday and possibly Friday.
 

Extrication Rescue Challenge:

Hybrid Bus – Voluntary but Highly Recommended (Not available to Non-Competitors):

This voluntary Education Workshop will be delivered by a national bus operator, using their latest vehicles; the duration of the session will be dictated by the number of attendees.
 
The content will include:
How to recognise hybrid/electric buses and the hazards posed by them,
Isolation techniques,
Management of incidents involving hybrid/electric buses, and
Management of hybrid/electric buses in fire situations.
 
Space Creation and Practical Cutting Techniques – Available to Non-Competitors:
 

 
 
This Education Workshop will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to experience carrying out extrication techniques on current production vehicles (New vehicles from Ford, all with High Tensile Strength Steels) using the latest equipment; each session will consist of one (1) hour of input, with a maximum of four (4) Rescue Teams per session.
 
The content will include:
Demonstrating the correct positioning of an operator,
Demonstrating basic cutting principles,
Describing and demonstrating how to deal with hinges – Spreading/Cutting,
Demonstrating techniques with small tools to create internal space, and
Listing some common mistakes tool operators make.
 
 
Heavy Rescue Workshop – Available to Non-Competitors (Either or Both Parts): 
 
This Education Workshop will consist of two (2) parts, using articulated Large Goods Vehicles (LGV)/Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) including trailer:
 
Part 1 = Lifting Plan – An LGV/HGV has come to rest on its side, on top of a car, the LGV/HGV requires lifting and stabilising in order to release the trapped occupant; each session will consist of one (1) hour of input, with a maximum of two (2) Rescue Teams per session.

The content will include:
Initial static stabilisation,
Primary lift set up,
Dynamic stabilisation,
Secondary lift and ‘Plan B’, and
Static stabilisation.
 
 
 
Part 2 = LGV/HGV ‘Back to Basics’ – LGV/HGV stabilisation on all four (4) wheels; each session will consist of forty-five (45) minutes of input, four (4) sessions per day (09:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00 hours) with a maximum of three (3) Rescue Teams per session.

The content will include:
Air brake management,
Suspension management, and
Cab stabilisation.
 
 
 
 
 
Alternative Fuelled Vehicles – Available to Non-Competitors:
This Education Workshop includes both presentation and practical content, using a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)/Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) LGV/HGV (Iveco Trucks), delivered by both UKRO and Iveco personnel. Each session will consist of forty (40) minutes of input, with a maximum of three (3) Rescue Teams per session.

The content will focus upon best practice and Safe System of Work (SSoW) including:
How to recognise LNG/CNG LGVs/HGVs and the hazards posed by them,
Isolation techniques,
Management of incidents involving LNG/CNG LGVs/HGVs, and
Management of LNG/CNG LGVs/HGVs in fire situations.
 
Anticipated Delivery – Heavy Rescue (Thursday and Friday), Space Creation and Practical Cutting Techniques and Alternative Fuelled Vehicles (Thursday-Saturday) and Hybrid Buses (Friday-Saturday).
 

Rope Rescue Challenge (Not available to Non-Competitors):

Lyon Equipment will be delivering thirty (30) minute Education Workshop, in relation to Actual Mechanical Advantage (MA) versus Theoretical MA, and the effect of friction within a hauling system.
The Education Workshops will incorporate various pulley systems, including the use of the Lyon Obelisk Quadpod, measuring the force required to lift a given load and then comparing the results with the theoretical MA.
 
Anticipated Delivery – Friday and possibly Saturday.
 

Trauma Challenge – Available to Non-Competitors:

C-Spine:
 
This Education Workshop will provide an update on current practice and evidence based treatment options available to a First Responder in the assessment and treatment of C-Spine injuries. Each session will consist of an hour and thirty (30) minutes of input.
 
The content will include:
Providing an overview of the current practice in C-Spine immobilisation,
Providing an overview of the evidence base for assessment of C-Spine injuries,
Providing an overview of the evidence based treatment of C-Spine injuries, and
Providing an opportunity to carry out practical immobilisation training.
 
‘Silver Trauma’:
 
This Education Workshop will provide an update on current practice and evidence based treatment options available for the treatment of our growing elderly population, including traumatic injuries. Each session will consist of thirty (30) minutes of input.

The content will include:
Providing an overview of the increasing elderly trauma patient,
Providing an overview of the evidence base for pre-existing conditions in relation to trauma, and
Providing an overview of the evidence based treatment for elderly trauma patients.
 
Anticipated Delivery – Friday and Saturday.
 

USAR Challenge:

The USAR Challenge Education Workshops are still to be confirmed by the USAR Rescue Discipline Lead Jason Avery, we hope to provide an update soon.
 
Anticipated Delivery – Friday and Saturday.
 

Water Rescue Challenge – Available to Non-Competitors:

Rescue from Height using a Boat:
 
This Education Workshop will provide personnel with a practical and systematic method for performing rescues at water-based incidents from height, utilising ladders from a boat (Powered and Non-Powered). Each session will consist of forty (40) minutes of input.
 
The content will include:
Rescues from heights and the dangers and techniques involved at water incidents,
Securing equipment to a boat,
Rescue techniques to create a stable working platform,
Securing boat to structures, and 
Casualty transfer from ladder to boat.
 
Trauma Care and Transportation:

This Education Workshop will provide personnel with the knowledge and skills required to remove a casualty safely from the water without causing further injury, also to provide casualty care and transportation of the casualty following the recovery. Each session will consist of forty (40) minutes of input.
 
The content will include:
Potential injuries a casualty may have after falling into water, 
Safe techniques involved in rescuing a casualty from the water and the treatment of any injuries already received by the casualty, and
PPE for casualties and transportation options.
 
Flipping and Righting Boats:
 
This Education Workshop will provide ensure that personnel have an understanding of why a boat may get flipped, and to provide them with a practical and systematic method for self-rescue (righting) following the capsizing of a boat. Each session will consist of forty (40) minutes of input.
 
The content will include:
Initial actions to be taken following capsize,
Demonstrating how to safely right a flipped boat, and
Methods of crew recovery and other persons.
 
Anticipated Delivery - Friday and Saturday.
 
 

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