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This course applies to emergency response teams and personnel required to detect and identify contaminants at a hazardous materials incident.

Participants will prepare, maintain and use specific specialist equipment to detect airborne contaminants, liquids and solids. Training covers PPE considerations and use, detection strategies, identifying hazardous materials, assessing the risk posed by the material identified and formulating an entry plan for their safe isolation and removal. 

Other topics include types of hazardous atmospheres and their effects on humans if exposed, relevant legislation and organisational procedures for entering a hazardous atmosphere. 

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

PUAFIR306 - Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 15 Hours

Holding the pre-requisite unit PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit 

Participants must have the physical capacity to be able to meet the demands of practical demonstration skills.

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

This certificate does not require renewal

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Practical demonstrations: 

  • Simulated scenario for a hazardous atmosphere
  • Performance task to interpret hazardous information

Documentation – Completion of an Incident Report Form

Theory assessment  A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. All questions must be completed

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909