RIIERR201E Conduct Fire Team Operations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct fire team operations, including fighting and containing fires. This unit applies to those working in site-based roles in the coal mining, metalliferous mining, drilling, extractive, and civil infrastructure environments.


Course Content

The course covers the following;


  • Introduction
  • Fire team operations
  • Authorities and legislation
  • Chemistry of fire
  • Fire tertrahedron
  • Extinguishing fires
  • Main advantages of fire extinguishers
  • Disadvantages of fire extinguishers
  • When should you use a fire extinguisher
  • Fire risks to human physiology
  • Hazard knowledge
  • Understanding legal responsibilities
  • Risk control measures
  • Light vehicle safety recommendations
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Operating Breathing Apparatus
  • Reasons for wearing BA
  • Judgement to use self contained BA?
  • Hazardous materials
  • Hazchem
  • Identification of hazardous materials
  • I’m safe
  • Typical hazards in a structure fire
  • Notification and access
  • Fire behaviour and fires in structures
  • The incipient phase
  • The flaming phase
  • Smoke, air ,heat and flame assessment
  • Finalising operations
  • Cooling down and blacking out fires
  • Auditing requirements
  • Building code of Australia
  • Maintenance



3.5 Hours