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Identify Detect & Monitor Hazardous Materials at an Incident

1 Day

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Designed for:
This course is designed for students who are members of an emergency response team or service requiring the use of gas detection equipment to determine the safety of an atmosphere prior to conducting rescue operations.

PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit (Students are required to either hold this or enrol in this prior to completing this course)


Pre-entry Requirements:
This course requires the ability to read and speak clearly and unambiguously in English; and to explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues.

Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms.

Numeracy is required to the level of being able to correctly differentiate between high and low pressures and temperatures, voltages or masses.

PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

This unit covers competence in monitoring atmospheric conditions to measure contaminants, interpret readings, recommend action to take based on the interpretation, and the effects on humans exposed to hazardous atmospheres.


  •     Assessment techniques
  •     Personal protective equipment considerations
  •     Hazardous atmospheres including cause and effect
  •     Oxygen deficiency/excess
  •     Toxic and combustible atmospheres
  •     Workplace exposure standards
  •     Ventilation and general safe working procedures
  •     Use of organisation gas detection equipment
  •     Purging agents
  •     Calibration drills
  •     Organisational procedures for entering a hazardous atmospheres procedures

Unit of Competency

PUAFIR316 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident

Assessment is through the use of simulated workplace incidents and written questions.

Delivery Method:
Classroom theory via PowerPoint or the issued learner resource including use of audio-visual material and practical activities involving simulated workplace incidents.

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