Respond to Hazmat Incidents

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. 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.

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


  • 2 days

Unit 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

Prerequisites: PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit