Course Summary

This unit covers the competency required for individuals who may be required to respond to an incident involving dangerous goods and hazardous substances, who have the skills and knowledge to identify and assess the hazards and risks and contribute to the development, implementation and review of the plan constructed to mitigate the risk they pose to the public and environment. This unit is targeted to those who are working in a mines rescue unit, working as part of an Emergency Response Team or Emergency Service Personnel.

‘Hazardous materials incident’ is a generic term used to refer to an incident involving any material such as dangerous goods and hazardous substances that poses an unreasonable risk to life, property and the environment.

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

Course Content
  • Recognise a hazardous materials incident
  • Identify and assess hazards at an incident
  • Assist with the development of a plan for the mitigation of a HAZMAT incident
  • Assist with the implementation of the plan for mitigation of a HAZMAT incident
  • Assist with the review of the plan
Topics Include
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Pre-incident plans
  • Site control
  • Approaching the incident
  • Identifying hazardous materials from a safe distance
  • Site and specific hazards
  • Assessing of hazards
  • Types of hazards/HAZCHEM
  • Incident objectives, entry objectives and risk control measures
  • Entry action plans and implementation
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), response equipment and decontamination procedures
  • Detection and confinement/containment strategies
  • Identifying other organisations to assist with the operation
  • Monitoring safety and reporting contamination incidents
  • Evaluating the plan and reviewing effectiveness
Assessment Methods:
  • Multiple choice & written questions
  • Practical Demonstrations/skills observations
  • A4 Certificate
  • Wallet Card (upon request)
  • All training resources
  • Option 1 Full course: 31 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 2 Refresher course: 12 hours face-to-face training (previous certificate required to enrol)

Upon successful completion a Certificate and Wallet Card (upon request) will be issued for PUAFIR320 Render Hazardous Materials Incidents Safe


Participants are required to re-certify every 3 years from their completion date to maintain currency.


*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. Participants must also be physically able to don, operate in, decontaminate and remove personal protective clothing and equipment.

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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