This unit covers the competency required to undertake rescue in confined spaces, as defined in AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, as a member of a single agency or multi-disciplinary team.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


PUASAR022A - Participate in a rescue operation

PUAFIR316 - Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - operate atmospheric monitoring equipment; - operate isolation systems; - operate lifting equipment; - operate lowering and hauling systems; - operate self contained breathing apparatus and airline equipment, and; - operate ventilation equipment.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - Australian Standard (AS) 2865-2009 Confined spaces; - lock, tag out and isolation procedures; - organisational procedures for cleaning and discarding equipment in terms of environmental management and sustainability; - potential occupational hazards and control measures; - procedures for atmospheric monitoring; - purging and ventilation in accordance with national standards; - selection, use and maintenance of respiratory devices, and; - use of ropes and knots for accessing confined space.

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