PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials incidents safe

Information about the course:

This unit covers the competency required to safely combat incidents involving hazardous materials.

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

This unit applies to personnel who respond to an incident involving dangerous goods and hazardous substances and who have the skills and knowledge to identify and assess the hazards and risks and contribute to the development, implementation and review of the plan constructed to mitigate the risk they pose the public and environment.

‘Hazardous materials incident’ is a generic term used to refer to an incident involving any material such as dangerous goods and hazardous substances that poses an unreasonable risk to life, property and the environment.


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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: 

  • PUAFIR230 Render hazardous materials safe

Course duration:

  • Option 1 Full course: 31 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 2 Flexible delivery: 11 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 3 Refresher course: 12 hours face-to-face training

Pre course study options:

There is no pre-course study for this course.

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PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials safe - 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

PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials safe - Where can I access a copy of the training package?

You can access a copy of the training package here

PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials safe - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?


Required Skills

  • don, operate in, decontaminate and remove personal protective clothing and equipment
  •  follow instructions and procedures
  • interpret safety and hazard information
  • use response equipment
  • work as member of a team

Required Knowledge

  • decontamination principles and procedures
  • legislation relevant to the organisation
  • methods of identifying hazardous materials
  • mitigation (confinement/containment) techniques
  • nature and properties of hazardous materials
  • organisational policies and procedures
  • PPE procedures
  • principles of incident control
  • scene control and site isolation