PUAFIR306 РIdentify, Detect and Monitor Hazardous Materials at an Incident 

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to use specific equipment to detect airborne contaminants, liquids and solids at a hazardous materials incident. The unit applies to personnel required to detect and identify contaminants at a hazardous materials incident using specialist equipment to identify the materials, assess risks posed by the materials identified and to formulate a plan for their safe isolation and mitigation.

 

Course Content

The course covers the following;

 

  • Introduction
  • Hazardous material incident
  • The fire sector
  • Enroute to an incident
  • Rule of thumb distances
  • On arrival
  • Primary information sources
  • Information provided
  • Dangerous goods packaging
  • 9 hazard classes
  • Proper shipping names
  • Packing groups
  • HAZCHEM code
  • Bulk load categories
  • Work, Health and Safety Act
  • Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace
  • Physiology
  • Explosion protection
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Relative density
  • Asphyxiant gases
  • Worksafe Australia
  • Develop an entry plan
  • Review an entry plan
  • Identified objectives
  • Communications centre and control points
  • First aid and treatment area
  • Decontamination corridor or zone
  • Review entry plan
  • Check your entry procedures
  • Re-test and re-communicate test results
  • Communications centre and control points
  • First aid and treatment area
  • Decontamination corridor or zone

 

Duration

3.5 Hours