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Respond to Hazmat Incidents





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.


  • 3 days


  • 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


      • PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit


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


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


      9 participants


      • 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

      Each participant will receive a learner resource kit.


      To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, participants will be required to have their temperature tested and sanitise upon entry to our premises. Whilst check-in using our QR code is no longer mandatory, we strongly encourage participants to continue to utilise this function. 

      In line with the Public Health Order, face masks are no longer mandatory on our premises however are highly recommended in certain situations. Whilst on our premises you may be asked to wear a face mask if you are not able to be physically distanced (e.g. when in a Confined Space or performing 2 person CPR). We ask that you please be mindful and respectful of the health of our staff and other participants in these situations and comply with the request, unless you have an exemption. 

      We kindly ask that anyone who has been identified as a close contact in the 7 days prior to the training, is awaiting COVID-19 test results or is feeling unwell in any way to please not attend our premises. 

      Should you not be able to meet these requirements, please contact our office before booking.