The HAZMAT training course involves three units of competency:
PURAFIR324 Render Hazardous Materials Incidents Safe
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to safely combat incidents involving hazardous materials. Hazardous materials incident is a generic term used to refer to an incident involving any hazardous materials based on physio-chemical, chemical, biological or radiological properties that pose an unreasonable risk to risk to life, property, or the environment. This includes dangerous goods, goods too dangerous to be transported and hazardous chemicals.
- Recognise a hazardous materials incident
- Identify and assess hazards
- Assist with development and implementation plan for the mitigation of HAZMAT incident
- Assist with the review of the plan
PUAFIR306 Identify, Detect and Monitor Hazardous Materials at an Incident
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to use specific equipment to detect airborne contaminants, liquids and solids at a hazardous materials incident.
- Assess hazardous materials incident
- Identify and assess hazards at incident
- Develop and entry plan
- Implement entry plan
- Review entry plan
PUAFIR308 Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident
This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to select, don, test and safely operate appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment at an incident involving dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals as well as safely combatting incidents involving hazardous materials.