This accredited course is a unit that provides learners with the opportunity to gain experience in realistic confined space rescue operations across a range of scenarios. A confined space is determined by the hazards associated with a set of specific circumstances and not just because work is performed in a small space.
This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to undertake rescues in confined spaces as a member of a single organisation or team involving multiple organisations. The unit is applicable to a range of confined space rescue situations undertaken by personnel from the emergency services, volunteer organisations and/or organisations where confined space work is performed. It provides the knowledge along with the practical training to operate a range of rescue equipment and techniques for the safe extraction of injured or ill persons from a confined space.
The skills in this course are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Holding the pre-requisite unit PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
Holding the pre-requisite unit PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
Additionally, students must have the physical capacity to be able to operate in and remove casualties from an emergency situation in a confined space where there may be a risk to life
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
- Unconscious casualty in confined space
- Casualty with broken hand in confined space
Documentation – Completion of an Incident Report Form
Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.