HAZMAT – Hazardous Materials
Respond to Incidents Involving Hazardous Materials
The purpose of ERGT’s HAZMAT course is to provide personnel with the skills and knowledge required to safely combat incidents involving hazardous materials. This includes the ability to select, don, test and safely operate appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment for an incident involving dangerous goods and hazardous substances.
This course is available through corporate group bookings at our Perth & Darwin Safety Training Centres. Please enquire for more information.
The learning outcomes for these Nationally Recognised Units of Competency are:
PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials incidents safe
- Recognise a hazardous materials incident
- Identify and assess hazards
- 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
PUAFIR308B Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident Select, don and test protective clothing
- Work in area of operations
- Complete operations
Training Standard Pre-requisites
Trainees must have obtained the Unit of Competency for the units prescribed below before attending this course.
PUAFIR215 Prevent injury is the pre-requisite unit for PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials incidents safe
PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit is the pre-requisite unit for PUAFIR308B Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
It is recommended that participants are full time employees and existing members of an emergency response teams will have the skills and corresponding knowledge of how to:
- respond to fire emergencies,
- operate fire extinguishing equipment such as fire hoses, branches and extinguishers,
- undertake search and rescue,
- operate breathing apparatus, and;
- identify hazards and applying control measures according to procedures.
Medical and Health Standards
A medical certificate is not required for this course, however a health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.
A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration.
Structure and Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussions, practical demonstrations and practical exercises. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through both a written and practical assessment.
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.