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Confined Space Rescue




Two (2) Days

course overview

This course provides participants working as part of an Emergency Response Team with the skills and knowledge to undertake rescues from confined spaces.

This course involves the rescue of casualties from enclosed spaces either vertically or horizontally. Basic equipment used to carry out these rescues include breathing apparatus, rescue stretchers and working at height systems. Participants will be required to enter and work within confined areas, while wearing breathing apparatus. You will also be required to operate in situations that involve being close to exposed edges and/or being suspended in harnesses for short periods.

Whilst there is no set physical standard to attend the course, it can be physically demanding as it involves the rescue of a casualties weighing approximately 70kgs in tight spaces, therefore, participants should be physically fit. As the course requires the use of breathing apparatus, participants will be required to be clean shaven to participate in the course.

learning outcomes

The course covers the following:
• Selection, use and maintenance of confined space rescue equipment
• Scene assessment and management
• Determine location and condition of casualties
• Entry procedures including atmospheric monitoring, ventilation, and respiratory protection equipment
• The steps and techniques in carrying out a rescue
• Casualty removal
• Equipment maintenance procedures
• Operational debriefing and completion of documentation


Participants must:
• Hold and provide a current Statement of Attainment for RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces or equivalent
• Be clean shaven to ensure facial seal of respirators as per AS/NZS 1715
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

This course is delivered over two (2) days and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.


• PUAFIR306 Identify, detect, and monitor hazardous materials at an incident (fire sector specific, included and assessed on the first day of this course)
• PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation (fire sector specific, included and assessed on the first day of this course)
• PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit or equivalent

To ensure the pre-requisites are met for PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation, participants must provide a current Statement of Attainment for HLTAID011Provide first aid or equivalent at the time of enrolment.

Pre-requisites are available through SDS, please contact the training team for more information.


$700.00 (No GST applicable). Prices subject to change.


Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for:
• PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue
• PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
• PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
• RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
• RIIERR301E Respond to work site incidents
• RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.

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