PUASAR025 Undertake Confined Space Rescue

This unit covers the competency required to undertake rescue in confined spaces, as defined in AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, as a member of a single agency or multi-disciplinary team.

 

Course Content

The course covers the following;

 

  • Introduction
  • Confined space regulations
  • Occupational Safety and Health administration
  • Working in accordance with procedures
  • Confined space situations
  • Workers entering confined spaces
  • Hazards
  • Rescue equipment evaluation
  • Select and check equipment
  • Chemistry of fire
  • Extinguishing fires
  • Fire classifications
  • Prepare for confined space rescue
  • Sources of information
  • Documentation
  • Equipment for the rescue of the casualty
  • Stretchers
  • Placing the casualty
  • Communication equipment
  • Requirement for confined space equipment
  • Maintaining communication
  • Resipratory equipment
  • Selection, use and maintenance
  • SCBA
  • Reasons for Breathing Apparatus protection
  • Judgement to use BA
  • Where BA can be used
  • Duration of BA sets
  • Turnaround pressure
  • Calculating the time of whistle
  • Purpose of a guideline
  • Additional controls when using guidelines
  • Using guidelines
  • Safety and operational procedures
  • Safe working practices
  • Emergency procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • PCBU
  • Workers responsibility
  • Engulfment
  • Entrapment
  • Other hazards
  • PPE and thermal protection
  • Personal hazards
  • Hygiene
  • Securing and preserving the scene
  • Pre-incident planning
  • Individual and crew preparation
  • Phase 2 assessment
  • Pre-entry operations
  • Atmospheric monitoring equipment
  • Responsibilities during the entry and rescue operations phase
  • Primary search
  • Secondary search

 

Duration

6.5 Hours