Underground Specialist (BG4)

Underground Specialist (BG4)

Underground Specialist: Units of Competency: 
  • PUAEQU001 Prepare maintain and test response equipment
  • RIIERR303E Operate in self-contained regenerative oxygen breathing apparatus
  • RIIERR306E Conduct underground search
  • RIIERR307E Extricate casualties from underground incident
  • RIIERR309D Establish and operate from fresh air base


Host Safety and Training’s Underground Specialist (BG4) course covers the skills and knowledge required to respond safely to underground mining emergencies. This course is relevant to personnel who would need to assess the magnitude and impact of the emergency; gather and coordinate all of the necessary emergency response equipment, direct their implementation, and initiate the rescue of personnel from the underground area. Candidates will gain knowledge of:
  • Relevant legislative requirements
  • Testing the working atmosphere, using electronic test apparatus
  • Operation of self contained breathing apparatus
  • Underground emergency management procedures
  • Emergency response equipment and resources
  • Conducting an underground search
  • Purpose and principles of ventilation
  • Ongoing monitoring of hazardous atmosphere

Student Handbook – Please refer to our student handbook for our policies and more information.

Entry Requirements

  • Before enrolling into this course, students must have completed the following units of competency: PUAFIR210 Prevent Injury and PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit.
  • All candidates must be literate in the English language (no interpreters allowed).
  • Payment prior to course commencement – see terms and conditions in student handbook.
  • Valid photo ID
  • What to wear: Long trousers, long-sleeve shirt and enclosed footwear (as per site specific requirements)
  • USI – Unique Student Identifier. For more information on USI, Click Here

Payment for this course can be made via EFTPOS or bank transfer. For billing information, please email info@hostsafetytraining.com.au or call 1300 631 011.

Please note that all card payments may attract a 2.2% transaction fee of the total amount paid.

Please refer to the student handbook for any payments over $1500; and our refund policy.

  • This course is delivered over five (5) days.
  • Assessment will include a theory and practical assessment.
  • Please note that this course is delivered on the work site, for corporate bookings.
  • Please note that this course is delivered on the work site, for corporate bookings.
  • Assessment will include a theory and practical assessment.
  • Participants who are deemed competent will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment issued by Australian Institute of Resources Training Pty Ltd (RTO #40772) trading as Host Safety and Training.

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