Respond to Hazmat Incidents

RESPOND TO HAZMAT INCIDENTS PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION

This program covers the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), personal protective clothing (PPC), identifying the particular hazards, emergency procedures and observing safe working practices associated with the handling and containment of dangerous goods and hazardous substances.This program applies to workplaces where materials and chemicals are subject to codes and regulations.Legislation & Risk management.

APPLICATION

The aim of this program is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to respond to a dangerous goods and/or HAZMAT incident. To also contribute to the development, implementation and review of planning to mitigate risks.

DURATION

  • 2 days

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

  • PUAFIR324 Render hazardous materials incidents safe
  • PUAFIR308 Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident
  • PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident

      PRE-REQUISITES

      • PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

      COURSE CONTENT

      The programs covers:

      • Hierarchy of controls
      • Revision of SCBA Open Circuit and SCBA Operation
      • Personal Protective Operations and Equipment
      • Signage, labels, placards & (M)SDS
      • HAZMAT Science Fundamentals and material characteristics
      • Pre-incident planning (PIP)
      • Emergency procedures
      • Observing safe work practices
      • Respond to HAZMAT incidents
      • Develop & establish an incident action plan (IAP) and situation reporting
      • Communication strategies
      • Scene management & decontamination
      • Controlling and containing spillages
      • After Action Review (AAR) and incident reporting

      ASSESSMENT

      Assessment is conducted by Risk Response + Rescue using evidence of skills and knowledge obtained throughout the program.


      CERTIFICATION

      A Statement of Attainment listing individual units of competency will be issued to participants upon successful completion.

      MAX COURSE SIZE

      9 participants

      COMPLIANCE

      • AS 1216-2006 Class labels for dangerous goods
      • AS 2931-1999 Selection and use of emergency procedure guides for the transport of dangerous goods
      • AS/NZS 3833:2007 The storage and handling of mixed classes of dangerous goods, in packages and intermediate bulk containers
      • AS/NZS 5026:2012 The storage and handling of Class 4 dangerous goods
      • AS/NZS 4681:2000 The storage and handling of Class 9 (miscellaneous) dangerous goods and articles
      • SAA/SNZ HB 76:2010 Dangerous Goods - Initial Emergency Response Guide
      COURSE MATERIAL

      Each participant will receive a learner resource kit.