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BHP Billiton - Iron Ore - Fire Extinguisher

2 Hours

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Designed for:
This course is designed for students who may be required to respond to workplace emergencies, which may include such incidents as a small fire that can be controlled using a nearby fire extinguisher.



Pre-entry Requirements:

This unit covers the competency required to confine small workplace emergencies.


Specific knowledge is required to achieve the Performance Criteria of this unit, this includes knowledge of the following:

  •     Actions to be followed when initial response action is not safe
  •     Appropriate initial response equipment
  •     Facilities that may be used to confine emergencies
  •     Hazards involved with initial response action
  •     Implications of the incorrect use of equipment
  •     Limitations of initial response equipment
  •     Limitations of use of emergency control equipment or facilities
  •     Methods of extinguishment
  •     Safe use of initial response equipment
  •     Situations that must not be responded to because of the risk
  •     Types of emergencies
  •     Workplace procedures

Unit of Competency

PUAWER008B Confine small workplace emergencies

Students learning outcomes will be assessed using practical activities designed to simulate a workplace incident and written or oral questions as appropriate.

Delivery Method:
Classroom theory via PowerPoint presentations, including audio-visual material and practical activities that simulate workplace incidents relating to fire.

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