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.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
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.
- 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