PUAFIR316 – IDENTIFY, DETECT AND MONITOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AT AN INCIDENT

PUAFIR316 – IDENTIFY, DETECT AND MONITOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AT AN INCIDENT

Course Summary

This unit covers the competency required for individuals who may be required to Identify, Detect and Monitor Hazardous Materials at an incident scene utilising specialist equipment to identify the materials, assess the risk posed by material identified and formulate a plan for their safe location and removal.

This unit is targeted to those who provide initial response to hazardous materials incidents in the workplace such as those who are working in a mines rescue unit, working as part of an Emergency Response Team or Emergency Service Personnel.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Course Content

  • Assess hazardous materials incident
  • Identify and assess hazards at an incident
  • Develop an entry plan
  • Implement entry plan
  • Review entry plan
Topics Include
  • Legislative requirements
  • WHS Act and statutory obligations on the PCBU and the employee
  • State and Territory specific information
  • Terminology surrounding the incident
  • Types of hazards/HAZCHEM
  • Organisational Procedures
  • Arrival and on-scene procedures
  • Assessing the incident
  • Identifying of Dangerous Goods
  • Site and specific hazards
  • Assessing of hazards
  • Entry plan development and objectives
  • Detection equipment, uses and personal protective equipment and clothing (PPE/C)
  • Monitoring results and reporting
  • Hazard control zones and decontamination procedures
  • Final requirements
Assessment Methods:
  • Multiple choice & written questions
  • Practical Demonstrations/skills observations
Inclusions
  • A4 Certificate
  • Wallet card (upon request)
  • All training resources
Delivery

Option 1 Full course: 15 hours face-to-face training

Option 2 Refresher course: 6 hours face-to-face training (previous certificate required to enrol)

Qualification

Upon successful completion a Certificate and Wallet Card (upon request) will be issued for PUAFIR316 Identify, Detect and Monitor Hazardous Materials at an Incident

Recertification

Participants are required to re-certify every 12 months from their completion date to maintain currency.

Prerequisites

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*Please note that ERT Fire & Rescue supplies all equipment necessary for you to undertake your training. ERT Fire & Rescue always recommend and encourage you to bring along your own equipment. Trainee’s must wear appropriate clothing that will get dirty and enclosed footwear is essential.

*Please note that participants must be clean shaven with no facial hair that may affect facial seal as per Australian Standards.

ERT Fire & Rescue can provide tailored on-site workplace training. Please contact our office on 0267 621 754 for a quote.

Training is conducted in partnership and under the auspices of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

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