Undertake Confined Space Rescue PUASAR025
Outcome: Nationally recognised statement of attainment
Course Duration: 4-6 hours (experience, competency and class size dependent)
Location: Onsite or offsite, statewide
Pre-requisites: PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident PUASAR022 and Participate in a rescue operation. Must be 16 years of age and possess good language, literacy and numeracy skills
What to bring: USI Number (https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi). Biscuits, tea, coffee and drinks are provided. There are many takeaway food options nearby or feel free to bring your own lunch
PPE requirements: Safety boots, long pants and Hi Vis short/long sleeve shirt.
Prepare for confined space rescue operation
Assess and manage confined space rescue
Determine location and condition of casualties
Gain entry to confined space
Conclude rescue operations
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.
A confined space is determined by the hazards associated with a set of specific circumstances and not just because work is performed in a small space. 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.
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. Permits may be required to perform work in a confined space in various jurisdictions.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.