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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 ( 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.


Unit Descriptor

  • 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



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.


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