Hazardous Materials Response Course

Conducted by our experienced fire service and emergency response trainers this course is designed to train participants to perform a safe response to hazardous materials incidents within the workplace. This course involves instruction on the theoretical aspects of a safe response to a hazardous materials incident as well as the practical application of that knowledge in intense, hands-on scenarios replicating the real-life situations that may be encountered when dealing with hazardous materials incidents.

Face to Face

3 days


Enhanced Online


$875 per person

Contact us for corporate / group pricing options.


Competency Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the following statement of attainment:

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by Intrinsic Safety Training (ABN 61 135738856).

Allens RTO Third Party Delivery

Course Delivery Details

Course Duration:
  • Face to Face: 3 days full face to face
Course Delivery Options

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an Intrinsic Safety Training or Third party facility.

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations are reflective of group sizes between 4 and 15 students. 

If there are less students in a group course duration may be reduced by a maximum of 10%. 

Therefore, if a class size exceeds 15 students it may  be necessary to increase course duration.

Payment Terms

Individual bookings require payment upfront or at time of booking.

Group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and Intrinsic Safety Training.

Refund Policy

Please refer to our refund policy.

Course Content and Assessment

The key areas covered by this course include:

  • Decontamination principles and procedures
  • Legislation and best practice guidelines
  • Information sources to identify hazardous materials
  • Methods of identifying hazardous materials
  • Mitigation (confinement / containment) techniques
  • Nature and properties of hazardous materials
  • Uses and limitations of PPE and equipment
  • PPE procedures
  • Principles of incident control
  • Scene control and site isolation
  • Signage and barricading
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Use of detection equipment
  • Applying safe work practices
  • Identify hazards and risk and apply control measures
  • Dynamic risk assessment
  • Casualty handling and decontamination
  • Reporting requirements
Physical Requirements

Students will have to carry out various physical practical exercises. Therefore students should be capable of conducting the following activities:

  • Use PPE and work in a team
  • Set up control, isolation and security zones
  • Don, operate in, decontaminate and remove personal protective clothing and equipment
  • Render a simulated incident safe
  • Decontaminate and clean-up
Assessment Components

Both practical (tasks and scenarios) and written theory assessments will be conducted during face to face training sessions.

Student Information

Students undertaking this course will have to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this course

Personal Safety
  • Personal safety equipment must be provided by/for the student and worn during training

Venue Information/Catering

Students attending courses at our venues must provide:

  • Lunch (cafes operate within or close to all of our training venues)

  • Appropriate clothing (preferably long pants and closed footwear)

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. By enrolling into any of our courses you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions outlined in our Student Handbook.

Identification Requirements

Students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

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