Rescue Organisation Ireland is hosting a one-day WRO Accredited Assessor Workshop in Ashbourne, Co. Meath on Friday 20 May, in advance of this year’s National RTC and Trauma Challenge.

The workshop will be delivered by WRO Assessor Co-ordinator Bill Denny and WRO Head Assessor Michael Gahan. They will provide current and upcoming WRO Assessors with theoretical and practical knowledge to increase and improve the skills and attributes required to assess at WRC Road Traffic Collision and Trauma Challenges and at national events.

Each organisation is advised to send their head assessor, or deputy nominee, who can in turn roll out this programme to all assessors within their organisation with the assistance of one of the above WRO personnel. This process will improve and regulate assessor standards across all member organisations.

Main topics on the agenda:
• WRO Assessor Policy
• The Role of the Assessor
• Competency Framework
• Assessment Techniques
• Common Pitfalls
• Debriefing
• Assessor Conduct
• Shadow Assessor and Safety Checklists
• Practical Application and Participant Assessment

An attendance fee of €100 per person applies to the WRO Assessor Workshop. Those who wish to qualify as WRO Assessors will need to be shadow assessed during the ROI National RTC and Trauma Challenge on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May at Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co. Meath.

Open to participation from Irish and international teams, this year’s event will include extrication and trauma scenarios on both days. The entry fee is €400 for Extrication Teams and €200 for Trauma Teams.

The winning RTC and Trauma teams will go on to represent Ireland at the World Rescue Challenge in Brazil in October 2016.

For further information visit or for any queries email ROI Secretary Padraig O’Longaigh