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Render Hazardous Materials Incident Safe

3 Days

Max Students:

Designed for:
Students who are members of an emergency response team or who require an introductory course to incidents involving dangerous goods and hazardous substances, and who may be required to don the relevant personal protective clothing to respond to that incident.


PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (delivered during the conduct of the course)

Please note the above pre-requisites have pre-requisites. For more information in relation to pre-requisites please contact Blackwoods.


Pre-entry Requirements:
Language Literacy and Numeracy are required to work in an emergency response team and for the completion of appropriate workplace documentation. Students must be physically capable of participating in the training. It is expected that students be qualified in PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus - open circuit.

Render Hazardous Materials Incidents Safe (HAZMAT) course covers the competency required to safely combat incidents involving hazardous materials. ‘Hazardous Materials’ is a generic term used to refer to an incident involving dangerous goods and hazardous substances.


  • Legislation
  • Definitions
  • Hazardous Materials
  • HAZCHEM Codes
  • UN Numbers and class labels
  • Packaging/placarding
  • MSDS
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Breathing apparatus & protective clothing
  • Atmospheric monitoring devices
  • Control zones
  • Containment procedures
  • Neutralising and diluting agents
  • Methods of containment
  • Spill response kits
  • Decontamination principles

Unit of Competency

PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials incidents safe

Students learning outcomes are assessed using direct observation using simulated workplace emergencies and oral and written questions as appropriate.

Delivery Method:
Delivered using PowerPoint presentations and practical activities that simulate workplace emergencies which involve the use of emergency response equipment.

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