Our Confined Space Rescue – Perth course is broadly relevant and immersive. The course applies if you need to work or go inside a limited or confined space meaning you may also need to a first responder and plan or perform an emergency rescue from a confined space. Led by uniquely skilled trainers here in Perth you will learn the risks associated with confined spaces, confined space rescue plans, and different rescue approaches including providing critical care for those needing rescuing. Our custom-built simulators in Perth, ropes and equipment for simulations provide relevancy across industries and roles.
This rescue course is a logical progression from the Confined Space Entry training course students are required to have completed as one of the required pre-requisites for this rescue training course.
Confined spaces such as vats, silos, tunnels or pipes, present elevated risks eg. contamination, flammability or air quality making this essential training. We make the training engaging with custom built simulators, activities and equipment. So, if you are working in a medium to high risk environment, industry or role – which happens to be our focused area of expertise – and we also ensure you gain the benefit of getting your gas test atmospheres ticket, so you can check an environment’s atmosphere for toxic gases, and apply appropriate safety procedures with knowledge of working with an issued permit.
In 2 days at our Perth facility, you will add a lot of safety capability to your WHS efforts. Book now and open yourself up to an interactive and valuable safety training experience.
This training is relevant if you have any involvement in working in or around enclosed spaces. You may need to be a first responder and plan or perform emergency rescues. This is the training for you.
- UOC: PUAFIR210 – Prevent injury | PUASAR022 – Participate in a Rescue Operation | PUASAR025 – Undertake Confined Space Rescue | RIIERR205D - Apply Initial Response First Aid
- Cost: From $550 /POA
- Duration: 2 Days
Our nationally accredited Confined Space Rescue Course is, like much in our safety training stable, practical. However, contextualised learning starts with an appreciation of risks and your workplace dynamics which start in the classroom and includes group discussions. As such, Confined Space Rescue Training involves both theoretical training combined with simulated environments at either Harness’s custom built (or mobile) training centres with smoke and other stress factors to enhance behavioural rescue responses. With our many years of health and safety experience stemming from high risk industries – such as the oil and gas industry, our processes are honed to meet the exacting needs of high risk and regulated industry sectors.
This 2 day confined space rescue course with the combination of Harness’s custom built training facilities and skilled trainers, participants will learn best practice procedures essential to undertake confined space rescue operations.
- Identifying confined spaces & hazards, risk assessments & hierarchy of hazard controls
- Australian standards & relevant legislation explained, Roles & responsibilities of management & employees
- Rescue techniques and principles, Tripods, VED’s & rescue equipment
- Practical multiple rescue drill scenarios along and a practical walk-through. Multiple rescue drills are run which will also cover irrespirable or hazardous environments.
- Self rescue skills
- Operation of breathing apparatus skills maintenance
Confined Space Rescue Training is a comprehensive and involved course. The aspects you will learn about include:
How to prepare and plan for confined space rescue operations which includes
- Aspects of identifying and selecting suitable equipment as directed by supervisors,
- Briefing and communications of required tasks in line with organisational procedures – before and during rescue operations.
- As a rescuer, you learn to not endanger yourself. This means knowing how to evaluate personal protective clothing and equipment suitable for rescue operations. It also means using knowledge of your working environment to handle actual and potential hazards associated with the tasks and people involved.
Develop practical insights and methodologies to assess and manage a confined space rescue operation. For example, you will learn
- Evaluating the space for hazards and risks from different environments helps you gain more from the training.
- Assessing and applying appropriate control and monitoring processes as well as communications with others throughout a rescue operation.
Theoretical and practical rescue-drill based approaches to help participants learn how to determine the location and condition of casualties in a confined space rescue operation.
- Understand how you should assess an incident scene in the confined space to determine the possible location of casualties,
- Learn about the equipment to help locate those needing confined space rescue as well as
- Undertake proper reporting including relevant condition of the casualties – as required.
- Practice the access and removing casualties from confined spaces along with knowing appropriate first aid approaches in consultation with medical personnel and organisational procedures
- Your practical activities in the confined space are practiced to preserve incident scenes
Complete your rescue operations you will learn to
- Recover, clean and service equipment per standard organisational procedures and manufacturers’ guidelines.
- Extend this approach towards hygiene control both precautionary and for decontamination.
Your confined space rescue training concludes with you learning relevant documentation and post incident reporting.
December 2023 sees the inclusion of a change with the inclusion of this unit of competency – RIIERR205D – Apply Initial Response First Aid. This covers the following learning:
1 Plan and Prepare for Initial Response First Aid .
- Access, interpret and apply First Aid documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant.
- Obtain, read, interpret, clarify, and confirm work requirements.
- Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues and implement control measures
- Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities.
- Identify, establish and maintain communication systems with other personnel during the emergency .
2 Assess the situation.
- 2.1 Identify risks and hazards.
- 2.2 Minimise immediate risk and implement control measures.
- 2.3 Assess Casualty’s vital signs and physical condition.
3 Apply First Aid.
- Provide First Aid Management.
- Reassure casualty in a caring and calm manner and make them comfortable.
- Identify, obtain and apply use of First Aid resources and equipment and appropriate to the identified
risks and hazard controls.
- Finalise Management of Casualty and Convey Details to Emergency Services
- Verbal Report of the Incident.
4 Record and report incident.
- Record details of casualty’s condition and prepare written incident reports.
- Record and Report Use of First Aid Resources
The assessment for this course has been designed to assess you with the Australian Qualification Framework, relevant Training Package, Australian and Industry expectations, as well as Commonwealth and State Legislation. If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate which indicates the Statement of Attainments as recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This is a nationally recognised certification. The Statement is issued by us, Harness Energy (RTO 40521).
The Confined Space Rescue Training ‘Statement of Attainment’ is for the Nationally Accredited Units of Competency –
- PUAFIR210 – Prevent injury,
- PUASAR022 – Participate in a Rescue Operation,
- PUASAR025 – Undertake Confined Space Rescue
- RIIERR205D – Apply Initial Response First Aid
PUASAR025 replaces and is equivalent to PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue | PUASAR022 replaces and is equivalent to PUASAR0225A | PUAFIR210 replaces and is equivalent to PUAFIR215
You need to have currency in accredited courses Confined Space Entry, Breathing Apparatus, First Aid & CPR | Wear PPE including closed in shoes | Physical ability to carry 10 – 20kg on your back | Ability to achieve face seal with BA mask | Review the general important information (relevant to ALL courses) contained in Important Course Requirements page linked
Roles & Industries Relevant to Confined Spaces Training
Frequently Asked Questions
It is the process to evaluate, respond, manage and conduct a rescue operation – usually of a person – from a space that is fully or partly enclosed and as such presents unique risks. It requires special training to protect rescue team members. It uses special equipment, permits and processes. Confined space rescue is potentially risky due to needing multiple communications, potentially toxic environments and skills to perform the rescue safely.
Equipment required for confined space rescues vary according to the situation. However, common equipment used includes harnesses, SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus), torches, ventilation-related and gas test equipment, communications devices, stretchers, ropes and haulage devices. Additional requirements may include a variety of hand tools or other situation specific equipment
Four key pieces of legislation contain the requirements in relation to confined space rescue. The WHS Act and WHS Regulations, Worksafe QLD Code of practice for confined spaces and Australian Standards AS2865.
Mandatory training in confined space rescue skills will vary according to the role you have and industry you work in. For example, mining, Oil & Gas and other medium to high risk industries often require this training. There are also industries such as Agriculture where some farm settings do present confined space risks. It is a skill that is beneficial to a range of industries. It is a key safety skill and organisations need to consider this in light of their WHS obligations. If you are a worker in a medium to high risk industry it is definitely a course to consider and check with relevant authorities for suitability in your role or industry.
Participants must be able to achieve a seal between the facepiece and head to ensure a secure air seal – according to manufacturer’s specifications. Please note, AS 1715 requires users of Breathing Apparatus to be clean shaven.
A rescue kit does not exist in the same way you might have a first aid kit. When handling a rescue from a confined space, it is not black and white situation. The need to consider the environment and situation means that there is no ‘fixed’ kit as such. What you can do, is analyse the situations in your workplace and ensure you have ready access to relevant safety and rescue equipment.
A rescue plan requires knowledge and insight about the situation and contributory factors being faced. A rescue plan might reasonably contain information regarding the where and how to access and subsequently exit a confined space, information on rescuers, type of equipment, checks needed before and during rescues along with all relevant post-rescue actions to ensure an effective emergency rescue response.
Important supporting information for Confined Space Entry Training
- Training.gov.au – PUASAR025 – Undertake confined space rescue
- Training.gov.au – PUASAR022 – Participate in a rescue operation
- Training.gov.au – PUAFIR210 – Prevent injury
- Training.gov.au – RIIERR205D – Apply Initial Response First Aid
- VETNET Companion Information on Public Safety
- Safe Work Australia – Model Code of Practice for Confined Spaces
- Australian Standards AS 2865-1995 – Safe working in a confined space
- Work Health Safety Legislation Regulation 2011
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Working At Heights + Rescue
- PUAFIR210 – Prevent injury
- PUASAR022 – Participate in a Rescue Operation
- RIWHS204E – Work safely at heights
- PUAEME001 – Provide emergency care