The Undertake Confined Space Rescue course involves two units of competency, and these are delivered and assessed in sequence to satisfy pre- requisite requirements.
PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation
This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in rescue operations as a member of a rescue team; it underpins specialist rescue operations. This includes a wide range of rescue and environmental situations which may incorporate industrial, rural, bush and extreme environmental conditions.
PUASAR025 Undertake Confined Space Rescue
This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to undertake rescues in confined spaces as a member of a single organisation or team involving multiple organisations. The unit is applicable to a range of confined space rescue situations undertaken by personnel from the emergency services, volunteer organisations and/or organisations where confined space work is performed.
Typically, personnel performing these roles have completed induction or recruitment training and are commencing work as a member of an operational team. They will work under supervision in a team but may be responsible for completing singular tasks relating to a rescue.
Elements covered within the course are:
- Prepare for confined space rescue operation
- Assess and manage confined space rescue
- Determine location and condition of casualties
- Gain entry to confined space
- Remove casualties
- Conclude rescue operations
It is applicable to personnel from the emergency services, volunteer organisations and/or associated industries.
Permits may be required to perform work in a confined space in various jurisdictions.