PUAFIR308 Employ Personal Protection at a Hazardous Materials Incident 

This unit covers the competency required to select, don, test and safely operate appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment at an incident involving dangerous goods and hazardous substances.


Course Content

The course covers the following;


  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Legislation
  • Hazardous materials
  • Identifying hazardous materials
  • Sources of information – primary and secondary
  • Hazchem Scheme
  • Firefighting agents
  • Mixed hazardous substances
  • Emergency information signage
  • Fixed site hazmat box
  • Warning signs
  • Equipment inspection, scheduling and testing
  • Training and competency
  • Formal training
  • Breathing apparatus sets
  • Components of the BA set
  • Aim of the BA board
  • Levels of BA control
  • Application of rapid deployment
  • Stage one procedures
  • Duration of SCBA
  • Turnaround pressure
  • Calculating time of whistle
  • Intrinsically safe radios
  • Thermal image camera
  • BA heads up display
  • Structural protective clothing
  • Limitations
  • Materials used in construction of chemical protective suits
  • Decontamination
  • Methods of decontamination
  • Types of decontamination



3.5 Hours