The Operate pumps course conducted by Safety & Emergency Training Services is a nationally accredited course that is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to allow them to operate a portable and/or appliance-mounted pump at an incident. This unit applies personnel responsible for operating centrifugal, appliance-mounted and portable pumps and foams systems at an incident. Typically, this work requires the application of the basic principles of hydraulics i.e. the study and behaviour of water.
This course may be conducted at either the Safety & Emergency Training Services training facility or your workplace. This course is delivered through a combination of classroom learning, small group discussion and practical activities in either a simulated or active workplace.
Students are required to be able to complete the following tasks:
- communicate with others clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
- find and use relevant information
- read and comply with work instructions and specifications
- read and record measurements
- record and report information neatly and legibly
- lift up to 15kg safely with no restrictions
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: PUAFIR309B Operate Pumps.
There is a maximum number of 12 participants per program.
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And one of the following four units:
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PUAFIR218 Respond to isolated structure fire
PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire
PUAFIR205B Respond to aviation incident (specialist)