Hazardous Materials Incident Responder

Course Description

The training covers the skills and knowledge required for staff responding safely to hazardous materials incidents in the workplace and on-site HAZMAT emergencies.

Units of Competency

PUAFIR324 – Render Hazardous materials incident safe

PUAFIR308 – Employ personal protective equipment at a hazardous materials incident

Course Content

  • Recognise a hazardous materials incident
  • Identify and assess hazards
  • Assist with the implementation of the plan for the mitigation of the HAZMAT incident
  • Assist with the development of a plan for the mitigation of the HAZMAT incident
  • Assist with the review of the plan
  • Select and don protective clothing
  • Don and test protective equipment
  • Work in area of operations
  • Complete operations


Assessment of knowledge will be conducted by use of a workbook and verbal questioning. Participants will also be required to demonstrate competence through a range of practical activities

Entry Requirements

The ability to;
• Read and interpret a meter and then communicate the conclusions.
• Writing is required to the level of completing required workplace reports/forms.
• Numeracy read the instrument and interpret the results as being safe/not safe and so determine the required actions.


PUAFIR210 Prevent Injury

PUAFIR207 Operate Breathing Apparatus

Participant Responsibilities

Participants are required to be on time for all courses and bring a form of identification such as Australian Drivers Licence or Medicare Card for verification of details listed on the course enrolment form.

Due to the practical nature of this course, participants will be required to wear suitable attire such as long pants and work boots. Where appropriate other PPE such as High Visibility clothing, safety glasses and hard hats are to be worn.

For additional Participant Responsibilities, refer to the participant handbook.


Face to Face training including both theory and practical components.

PARCOR caters for training onsite throughout Victoria including areas such as Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Warrnambool, Colac, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Sale, Bairnsdale, Echuca, Mildura, Wangaratta, Dandenong, Frankston and Traralgon.

Group Size

To ensure quality training and a safe learning environment, the maximum allowable group size is 12 participants.

What Information Will PARCOR Require?

Due to the assessment requirements of the unit of competency, PARCOR will need to be provided with the following information prior to training commencement;

  • Types of Gas Testing equipment used on site
  • Gas Testing Procedures
  • JSEA or SWMS and Work Permits
  • List of the atmospheric conditions workers may be exposed to at the workplace

What Will Your Organisation Receive?

  • Statement of Attainment issued to individual participants who successfully complete the requirements of the unit of competency and have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Nationally Recognised Training Summary for your Health and Safety Office compliance file

Where Can I View the Units of Competency?

PUAFIR324 – Render Hazardous materials incident safe – http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/PUAFIR324

PUAFIR308B – Employ personal protective equipment at a hazardous materials incident http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/PUAFIR308

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