Confined Space Rescue

PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation

PUASAR025 Undertake Confined Space Rescue

Cost: $700.00
Time: 2 Days (Approximately 10 hours per day)
Location: Parabellum International Training Centre - Canning Vale, Perth

Course Summary

This course is designed to provide personnel with the skills and knowledge to work as a member of an Emergency Response Team or who are also required to conduct a rescue from a confined space. The students attending this course could be both new and experienced workers who are in different positions with varying levels of responsibility from team leader to team member.  Common occupations for that require this training are Emergency Response Team Members, Emergency Response Team Leaders, Operations Team Members, Crane Operators, Inspectors, Apprentices, Maintenance Team Members, Team Leaders, Lead Hand and Foreman. 

A confirmed space is determined by the hazards associated with a set of specific circumstances and not just because the work is performed in a small place. A confined space means an enclosed or partially enclosed space that  

  • is not designed or intended primarily to be occupied by a person, and 
  • is, or is designed or intended to be, at normal atmospheric pressure while any person is in the space, and 
  • is or is likely to be a risk to health and safety from: 
    • an atmosphere that does not have a safe oxygen level, or 
    • contaminants, including airborne gases, vapours, and dusts, that may cause injury from fire or explosion, or harmful concentrations of any airborne contaminants, or engulfment.


Learning Outcomes

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.

It is essential that the prerequisite units listed below are obtained prior to the issuance of this unit to individuals within the fire sector or the units contributing to the attainment of a fire qualification. 

  • PUAFIR306 Identify, Detect, and Monitor Hazardous Materials at an Incident 
  • PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation 
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 
  • PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

This course is delivered through classroom presentations, activities and participant discussion as well practical demonstrations will be carried out by our expert trainers. Students will take part in exercises simulate a real rescue emergency within a workplace using specialised equipment such as, spine boards, roll up stretchers and BA sets.  Exercises will include simulations based on rehearsed rescue plans using confined spaces. Students will be required to demonstrate their competence in both written and practical assessments. 

Students who attend and successfully complete and meet all assessment requirements of this course will receive a nationally statement of attainment for the following units: 

PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation  

PUASAR025 Undertake Confined Space Rescue 

A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration. 

All students must undertake a language, literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy test before commencement of this course to ascertain if support is required to assist you into successfully meeting your goals.  

Students must also possess the following: 

  • Be physically fit and able to carry a minimum of 20kgs in weight 
  • Be clean shaven as per AS1715
  • Be able to manage to climb stairs and ladder whilst under load 
  • Be able to manage feelings associated with a fear of heights  
  • Be able to manage mental and physical effects that may be caused by claustrophobia 
  • Communicate in a clear manner with others 
  • Read and Record measurements  
  • Record information legibly  
  • Read and comply with work instructions and specifications  
  • Complete a health and fitness declaration. Please note that students are required to declare any medical issue(s) that may prevent or exclude them from full participation of all units 
  • The physical capacity to undertake the practical components with this course.  
  • Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, safety boots, safety glasses and sun protection on face-to-face training days 

If you have any questions or queries relating to any of the above, please contact Parabellum International Training directly for additional information.  

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