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PUAFIR215 Prevent Injury

Information about the course:

This unit covers the competency required to identify and avoid workplace hazards and risks, to maintain personal safety and to report identified issues to supervisors and team members.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit is designed as an introduction to safe work practices and is specifically relevant to a workplace requiring people to be involved in incidents, prescribed burning and/or operational aspects of emergency management.

This unit applies to personnel who work as a member of a team. Work at this level is undertaken under direct supervision and instruction.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target audience:

Those who are working in a mine rescue unit working as part of an Emergency Rescue Team.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 

  • PUAFIR215 Prevent Injury

Course duration:

  • Option 1 Full course: 1 day face-to-face training
  • Option 2 Refresher course: 6 hours face-to-face training

Pre course study options:

There is no pre-course study for this course.

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All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

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A copy of the Student Agreement should be read before enrolling in this course.

PUAFIR215 Prevent Injury - How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Performance Tasks
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

PUAFIR215 Prevent Injury - Where can I access a copy of the training package?

You can access a copy of the training package here

PUAFIR215 Prevent Injury - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?


Required Skills

  • apply safe work practices in accordance with organisational work health and safety policies and procedures
  • identify typical hazards and risks in the workplace, and apply control measures
  • select equipment pertinent to incidents, prescribed burning and/or operational aspects of emergency management
  • select personal protective clothing

Required Knowledge

  • basic principles of risk assessment
  •  methods of hazard and risk control and reporting, and debriefings
  • occupational hazards and risks encountered in the workplace
  • organisational health and fitness guidelines
  •  personal protective clothing and equipment requirements
  •  risk control measure such as eliminate, isolate and substitute
  • signs of fatigue, heat related illness, dehydration, fatigue and stress
  • situational awareness
  • welfare management, such as signs of occupational stress, limiting stress, dealing with stress and seeking assistance