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Confined Space Rescue

Course Description:

This course will cover theoretical and practical elements of Confined Space Rescue.  It provides the skill and knowledge for those who may be required to undertake a rescue in a confined space, where hazardous atmospheres may be present.  This Course is designed to give participants an understanding of legislative and administrative requirements, entry and rescue equipment and atmospheric monitoring requirements.


Unit of Competency:

PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue


Entry Requirements:

Age of 18 years or over.

Prior Confined Space Entry training (this can be included in the course however will extend the duration)

Prior Breathing Apparatus training (this can be included in the course however will extend the duration)

The ability to;

  • read, understand and complete workplace documentation
  • explain, describe and verify sometimes complex needs and issues
  • speak clearly and unambiguously in English
  • understand regulatory requirements
  • perform numeracy tasks to the level of measuring gas levels, temperatures and exposure limits
  • climb ladders and/or other structures
  • wear harnesses and/or other PPE as required
  • perform manual handling tasks and strenuous activities
  • comply with “AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment” requirements for maintaining a facial seal

Participants that suffer from vertigo or claustrophobia may find it difficult to partake in Confined Space Rescue practical activities and fulfil the requirements of the course.   If all requirements cannot be achieved, a certificate of attendance may be issued in place of a Statement of Attainment.



PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation (Fire sector specific)

PUAFIR316 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident (Fire sector specific)


Course Content:

  • Legislation / Acts, Regulations
  • Entry Procedures
  • Entry Equipment (use and checks)
  • Monitoring of Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Confined Space Hazards. Hazards ID and Risk Assessments
  • Practical Drills
  • Site Requirements and Emergency Plans
  • First Response Actions
  • Rescue priorities (Inc. Patient access and handling)
  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Rescue Hauling Systems



Assessment of knowledge will be conducted by use of a workbook and verbal questioning. Participants will also be required to demonstrate competence through a range of practical activities.


Delivery Method:

Face to Face training will be conducted over a period of 2 days with prior Confined Space and Breathing Apparatus Experience or 3 days without Confined Spave and Breathing Apparatus experoenmce. Training includes both theory and practical components.

Training can be conducted both on or offsite site provided a training room and confined (or simulated space) are available for use.

PARCOR caters for training onsite throughout Victoria including areas such as Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Warrnambool, Colac, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Sale, Bairnsdale, Echuca, Mildura, Wangaratta, Dandenong, Frankston and Traralgon.


Group Size:

To ensure quality training and a safe learning environment, the maximum allowable group size is 8 participants.


Participant Responsibilities:

Participants are required to be on time for all courses and bring a form of identification such as drivers licence or Medicare card for verification of details listed on the course enrolment form.

Due to the practical nature of this course, participants will be required to wear suitable attire such as long pants and work boots. Where appropriate other PPE such as High Visibility clothing, safety glasses and hard hats are to be worn.

For additional Participant Responsibilities, please see Participant Handbook by going to the following link


What information will PARCOR require?

Due to the assessment requirements of the unit of competency, PARCOR will need to be provided with the following information prior to training commencement;

  • Types of confined spaces onsite
  • Confined Space Entry Procedures
  • Confined Space Entry Permit
  • JSEA or SWMS
  • List of Confined Space Entry Rescue equipment used onsite
  • Site emergency plan


What will your organisation receive?

  • Statement of Attainment issued to individual participants who successfully complete the requirements of the unit of competency
  • Certificate of Compliance for your Health and Safety Office compliance file


How often should reassessment be conducted?

AS2865 requires reassessment 'at appropriate intervals'. The industry regards reassessment on a two to three year cycle as good practice. 


Where can I view the unit of competency?

PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue -



Upcoming Public Courses

Work Safely at Heights

Thursday, 25th January 2018

Thursday, 15th February 2018

Thursday, 8th March 2018

Thursday, 29th March 2018

*Saturday, 14th April 2018

Thursday, 19th April 2018


Confined Space Entry

Tuesday, 19th December 2017

Thursday, 18th January 2018

Thursday, 8th February 2018

*Saturday, 17th February 2018

Thursday, 1st March 2018

Thursday, 22nd March 2018


Operate Breathing Apparatus

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Provide First Aid

Thursday, 1st February 2018

Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Thursday, 15th March 2018

*Saturday, 24th March 2018

Thursday, 5th April 2018

Thursday, 26th April 2018


Training Location: 11 Clover Street, Lara

Start Time: 8.30am

*Saturday Courses: 8:00am


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