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Respond to HAZMAT Incidents Course

Course 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.

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. 

Units of Competency

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

Course Outline

  • 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

Mode of Delivery

This course will be delivered via face to face or can be delivered as a blend of self-paced online and face-to-face facilitation.

For individuals, we offer scheduled training programs in the Illawarra region on the scheduled dates listed above, choose a date suitable to you.

For group bookings, we can provide this training at one of our leading training facilities or at your site as required, simply click “Get a Quote” to find out more and arrange suitable dates.



This course is scheduled for:

3 days of face-to-face learning and assessment

Pre-Requisite and Entry Requirements

Students must hold certification for the following units of competency for enrolment into these courses and must supply their credential at the time of enrolment:

  • PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

Students holding a previous certification for the units of competency and are seeking recognition must supply their credential at the time of enrolment.

Students must have language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) to interpret and apply relevant information to commence learning in this program. An LLN assessment may be conducted upon receipt of enrolment application to ensure each student has the appropriate level of skills required to undertake this course.

Note: Individuals within the fire sector must hold PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit for entry into this course. If you do not hold PUAFIR207 please Contact Us before enrolling. 


Students who successfully complete this course and demonstrate competence will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment under the Australian Qualifications Framework. The certification will be issued by Risk Response and Rescue (RTO 90774).


  • $1,500 per person
  • For group bookings please click “Get a Quote” to find out more or Contact Us

Course Inclusions

All course materials, handouts and personal protective equipment will be provided.

Student Requirements

Students must wear appropriate clothing and footwear when attending face-to-face sessions.

Refer to the Participant Information Handbook for information about our policies and procedures.

*Learning and assessment hours will vary depending on your existing skills, underpinning knowledge and prior experience and your commitment to your learning and practical application of activities.