Star Training

Confined Space Entry, Rescue And Breathing Apparatus Package Course

Starts from

$320*

OPTION OF BOOKING (4 DIFFERENT OPTIONS)

CONFINED SPACE RESCUE (One Day Course)

PUASAR025 – Undertake confined space rescue

PLEASE NOTE: This course will run the day after the course date on our website. So, if the course/booking date states Monday, the course will be run on a Tuesday.  This is because we run this course on Day 2 of the Confined Space Entry, Rescue and Breathing Apparatus Package Course.

OR

OPERATE BREATHING APPARATUS (One Day Course)

MSMWHS216 – Operate breathing apparatus

PLEASE NOTE: This course will run the day after the course date on our website.  So, if the course/booking date states Monday, the course will be run on a Tuesday.  This is because we run this course on Day 2 of the Confined Space Entry, Rescue and Breathing Apparatus Package Course.

 OR

CONFINED SPACE RESCUE / BREATHING APPARATUS PACKAGE COURSE (2 UNITS) (One Day Course)

PUASAR025 – Undertake confined space rescue

MSMWHS216 – Operate breathing apparatus

PLEASE NOTE: This course will run the day after the course date on our website. So, if the course/booking date states Monday, the course will be run on a Tuesday.  This is because we run this course on Day 2 of the Confined Space Entry, Rescue and Breathing Apparatus Package Course.

OR

CONFINED SPACE ENTRY/CONFINED SPACE RESCUE/BREATHING APPARATUS PACKAGE COURSE (6 UNITS) (Two Day Course)

RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces

MSMPER205 – Enter confined space

MSMPER200 – Work in accordance with an issued permit

MSMWHS217 – Gas test atmospheres

PUASAR025 – Undertake confined space rescue

MSMWHS216 – Operate breathing apparatus

Book Duration Pay Online Via Phone
Confined Space Rescue (Single Unit) 1 Day $320 $330
Operate Breathing Apparatus (Single Unit) 1 Day $320 $330
Confined Space Rescue/Breathing Apparatus Package Course (2 Units) 1 Day $490 $500
Confined Space Entry/Confined Space Rescue/Breathing Apparatus Package Course (6 Units) 2 Days $540 $550

Location

At one of our Melbourne training facilities:
16 Laser Drive, Rowville VIC 3178
153 Australis Drive, Derrimut VIC 3026
Face to face delivery. This confined space entry/confined space rescue and breathing apparatus training course involves a theory and practical assessment.
  • Trainees should be aware that this course is physically demanding, requiring a substantial amount of crawling, climbing, bending and lifting.
  • Participants must be able to converse and comprehend basic English.

PRE-REQUISITES /ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR CONFINED SPACE RESCUE AND OPERATE BREATHING APPARATUS UNITS

  • Participants must bring evidence of having already completed a Nationally accredited confined space entry course such as “Enter and Work in Confined Spaces”, unless completing this with Star Training as part of their course.
  • If only booking for the Confined Space Rescue Course, then participants must bring evidence of having completed breathing apparatus training such as “Operate breathing Apparatus”.
  • Participants MUST BE CLEAN SHAVEN. Participants who arrive for their course and are not clean shaven may be turned away.
  • This Unit of Competency demands that students “Don the apparatus in accordance with workplace procedures and the manufacturer’s specifications” which state, “The sealing line between head and facepiece must be free of hair and foreign substances which could cause leakages”. Furthermore, AS 1715 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment, requires users of breathing apparatus to be clean shaven).
  • Trainees should be aware that this course is physically demanding, requiring a substantial amount of crawling, climbing, bending and lifting.
  • Participants must be able to converse and comprehend basic English.

FOR THOSE IN THE FIRE SECTOR ONLY

The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.

It is essential that the prerequisite units listed below are obtained prior to the issuance of the Confined Space Rescue Unit to individuals within the fire sector or the units contributing to the attainment of a fire qualification. 

  • PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
  • PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
  • Government issued photo identification
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Pre-requisite evidence (if re-quired)

Upon successful completion of the confined space training, participants receive a wallet card and an electronic copy of Statement of Attainment for the units of competencies completed.

Depending on which course option is chosen, these Nationally Recognised Units of Competencies describe the skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the resources and infrastructure industries and also cover the skills and knowledge required for safe entry to confined spaces under a work permit and for maintaining safety while working in the confined space. It covers the skills and knowledge required to work in accordance with an issued permit. It aims to ensure that people working under a permit to work understand the system, know the limitations of the permit under which they are working and comply with all the requirements of the permit. It covers the skills and knowledge required to test the working atmosphere, using electronic test apparatus, to find out if it is safe for the proposed work. It covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake rescues in confined spaces as a member of a single organisation or team involving multiple organisations and provides the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain breathing apparatus and equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere, as defined by the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment.

RIIWHS202E – Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

Planning and preparing to work in confined spaces

  • Accessing, interpreting and applying procedures for confined space entry
  • Obtaining, confirming, clarifying and applying work instructions and safety requirements
  • Obtaining and confirming entry permits
  • Confirming and applying emergency response procedure with the stand-by person
  • Identifying, obtaining and implementing signage and barrier requirements
  • Selecting and checking tools and equipment for the tasks
  • Identifying, confirmation and applying environmental protection requirements
  • Positioning rescue equipment by the entry permit.

Working in confined space

  • Gaining access to confined space
  • Testing and monitoring atmosphere for hazardous elements
  • Correctly applying tagging and lock-out procedures
  • Entering confined space correctly
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with the stand-by person
  • Complying with the entry permit including monitoring and adhering to allocated entry time.

Exiting confined space

  • Exiting confined space correctly
  • Recovering tools, equipment and materials
  • Conducting inspections of the confined space
  • Securing access to the confined space
  • Removing tagging and lock-outs
  • Accurately completing confined space entry permit

Cleaning up

  • Clearing work area and disposing or recycling materials
  • Cleaning, checking, maintaining and storing tools and equipment
  • Removing, cleaning and storing barriers and signs.

MSMPER205 – Enter Confined Space

Accessing confined space for entry

  • Confirming the purpose of the required entry
  • Checking the documented risk assessment associated with the entry to the confined space
  • Identifying and assessing hazards within/around the confined space
  • Identifying hazard controls and checking they are functional and appropriate.
  • Checking the incident/emergency response plan is appropriate to the job
  • Rehearsing own role in an incident/emergency response
  • Confirming and verifying that the conditions of the permit reflect the risk assessment
  • Ensuring the confined space is ready for entry

Using safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Securing the worksite
  • Selecting, fitting and wearing designated PPE
  • Selecting, testing and using required instruments and monitors
  • Challenge testing atmosphere/atmospheric monitoring instrument if required before entry
  • Confirming test/monitoring results show entry is safe

Work in accordance with confined space requirements

  • Entering confined space safely
  • Working in compliance with permit requirements
  • Arranging re-authorisation/reissue of permits as required
  • Completing confined space working documentation
  • Maintaining communications with all relevant personnel
  • Monitoring atmosphere within the confined space as required by the permit
  • Monitoring environment around the confined space for relevant changes
  • Taking appropriate action if there is a change in risk/work environment

Conclude confined space operations in accordance with procedures

  • Recovering, cleaning, servicing and storing equipment
  • Completing required final documentation
  • Reporting any issues

MSMPER200 – Work in Accordance with an Issued Permit

Applying for permit

  • Confirming the scope and location of the work to be done
  • Identifying the need for a work permit for the work to be carried out
  • Identifying the type of work permit required
  • Collating information required for the issue of the permit
  • Applying for the permit following the organisation’s requirements

Identifying the scope of the permit

  • Checking that work to be done complies with the permit type
  • Checking that the scope and location of work comply with the permit issued
  • Identifying hazards and checking that the hazard controls specified on the permit are consistent with the hazard analysis
  • Checking that preparations specified on the permit have been completed
  • Signing onto/receive the permit

Preparing for permitted work

  • Maintaining safe working conditions and environment by using available isolation procedures and safety equipment
  • Monitoring plant conditions and hazards to ensure work under the permit remains safe
  • Ensuring that appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected and worn, and emergency equipment is available, as required by the permit and relevant procedures
  • Inspecting work area to ensure safety and compliance with permit requirements and procedures

Working in accordance with an issued permit

  • Using required hazard reduction/control measures
  • Complying with requirements of the permit, including safety observer if required
  • Displaying issued permit on work site as required
  • Ensuring compliance with scope, location and timeframe specified in the permit.
  • Seeking variation to permit/new permit if job or work environment vary from that specified in the permit
  • Suspending job and making the worksite safe before leaving job
  • Formally seeking and receiving authorised extensions to the permit when required
  • Giving end-of-day status report to permit issuer

Completing permit to work

  • Obtaining new permit or having existing permit revalidated before work is recommenced
  • Checking the work conducted against the issued permit to ensure that all the nominated work requirements have been satisfied
  • Monitoring general housekeeping to ensure that the site has been left in a clean and safe condition
  • Ensuring personal lock outs/tag outs/isolations are removed in accordance with procedures
  • Communicating status of the work conducted and the results of the permit to relevant personnel
  • Completing documentation as required and having permit signed off when job is completed

MSMWHS217 – Gas Test Atmospheres

Preparing for gas testing

  • Finding out type of gas/atmosphere to be tested
  • Selecting and calibrating equipment in accordance with procedures
  • Finding out gas testing regime/sampling pattern required
  • Identifying hazards from possible atmosphere contaminants
  • Implementing hazard control measures and use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

Testing gas

  • Using gas testing equipment to test gas as required
  • Interpreting and reporting readings
  • Monitoring gas on an ongoing basis as required
  • Taking required action if readings are unacceptable
  • Communicating required actions to be taken to appropriate personnel

Maintaining equipment

  • Cleaning and maintaining gas testing equipment in accordance with procedures
  • Inspecting and fault-finding monitoring equipment in accordance with procedures
  • Returning gas testing equipment to required location and in required condition
  • Maintaining records of tests and results in accordance with procedures

PUASAR025 – Undertake Confined Space Rescue

Preparing for confined space rescue operation

  • Identifying and selecting appropriate rescue equipment based on incident information, as directed by the supervisor
  • Obtaining operation and task information through a briefing, in accordance with organisational procedures
  • Selecting personal protective clothing and equipment relevant to the nature of the confined space rescue operation
  • Receiving and assessing any further details of the nature of the rescue en route
  • Discussing anticipated hazards and associated risks with rescue team members while en route, in accordance with organisational procedures

Assessing and managing confined space rescue

  • Assessing confined space, identifying hazards and risks and applying appropriate control measures and ongoing monitoring processes, in accordance with organisational procedures
  • Assessing physical features of confined space rescue scene before deploying rescue resources
  • Managing and controlling confined space rescue access and maintaining a safe operational environment, in accordance with organisational procedures
  • Establishing and maintaining communication with other personnel on site throughout the rescue.

Determining location and condition of casualties

  • Undertaking assessment of confined space incident scene to determine possible location of casualties
  • Using appropriate equipment to assist in the location of casualties
  • Collecting and reporting evidence of the location of casualties within confined space to appropriate personnel
  • Ascertaining condition of casualties and nature of entrapment, as required
  • Applying hygiene precautions, in accordance with organisational procedures

Gaining entry to confined space

  • Locating and obtaining entry permit information, as required
  • Implementing entry procedures, in accordance with organisational requirements
  • Monitoring atmosphere, in accordance with organisational procedures and industry standards
  • Implementing appropriate ventilation procedures, as required, in accordance with organisational procedures
  • Using appropriate respiratory protection equipment in hazardous atmospheres
  • Employing confined space rescue techniques and equipment to access casualties
  • Treating located casualties, in consultation with medical personnel and in accordance with organisational procedures

Removing casualties

  • Removing casualties, in accordance with organisational procedures
  • Taking appropriate actions to preserve confined space incident scene

Concluding rescue operations

  • Taking appropriate actions to preserve the incident scene, in accordance with organisational procedures
  • Recovering, cleaning and servicing equipment, in accordance with organisational procedures and manufacturers’ guidelines
  • Implementing hygiene precautions, in accordance with organisational procedures
  • Following decontamination procedures, in accordance with organisational procedures
  • Participating in operational debriefing, in accordance organisational procedures
  • Completing operational documentation including post incident report, in accordance with organisational procedures

MSMWHS216 – Operate Breathing Apparatus

Conducting pre-donning checks and tests on breathing apparatus 

  • Inspecting breathing apparatus for immediate use in accordance with procedures
  • Reporting/recording faulty or damaged equipment in accordance with procedures

Operating breathing apparatus

  • Identifying, monitoring and controlling hazards in accordance with the procedures
  • Establishing and maintaining communication with appropriate personnel throughout the activity
  • Using breathing apparatus for the required activities in accordance with procedures
  • Monitoring remaining working time available and returning to a respirable atmosphere as required
  • Implementing entrapment procedures in accordance with procedures
  • Maintaining personal safety at all times

Concluding operations in accordance with procedures

  • Closing down breathing apparatus set
  • Removing breathing apparatus set
  • Undertaking after-use cleaning and maintenance of breathing apparatus
  • Make equipment ready for operational use
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