PUAFIR324 Render hazardous materials incidents safe

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to safely combat incidents involving hazardous materials. The unit applies to personnel who respond to incidents involving hazardous materials and who have the skills and knowledge to identify and assess hazards and risks and contribute to the development, implementation and review of the plan constructed to mitigate the risks they pose to the public and the environment.


Course Content

The course covers the following;


  • Introduction
  • What is a hazardous substance
  • Sources of information
  • Hazmat Incident
  • Primary explosion protection
  • Secondary explosion protection
  • Properties of hazardous materials
  • Hazardous materials and humans
  • Entry routes into the body
  • Different hazmat incidents
  • Hazmat incident recognition
  • Sources of information
  • Risk Assessment Managing & PPE
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Legislation
  • Confined Space
  • Personnel falling from height
  • Types of casulaties
  • Managing Emergency and Disaster situation
  • Asbestos
  • NFPA Gas standards
  • Containment
  • Confinement
  • Decontamination
  • What is decontamination?
  • Types of decontamination
  • Case study 1
  • Case study 2
  • Case study 3



4 Hours