UGSR_BG4 - BG4 Underground Search and Rescue Closed Circuit BA

Training Plan
BG4 Underground Search and Rescue Closed Circuit BA - Feb-2020 Apply

This course reflects the participants' skills and knowledge to operate in a self-contained regenerative oxygen breathing apparatus, respond to mine incidents, establish and operate from a fresh air base, to conduct underground searches, extricate casualties from underground incidents, and covers the preparation and minor servicing of equipment used to respond to emergency situations.


The purpose of this course is to provide course participants with the necessary skills for safe and effective operation and care of self-contained oxygen breathing apparatus used by rescue team personnel working in irrespirable atmospheres. It covers the testing and operation of the breathing apparatus by working rescue team members and procedures for use.


The course will be conducted over 5 days.

Entry Requirements

Language, literacy and numeracy requirements from the unit are:
- Writing is required to the level of completing written assessments.
- Numeracy is required to enable the determination of similar activities.
Participants are required to hold a current unrestricted Class C driver’s licence, the ability to drive a manual vehicle and meet the national vision standards requirements for that states legislation, with or without corrective lenses.

Assessment Requirements

The course will be based on theoretical sessions, equipment demonstrations and practical exercises.
While the training for the two units is delivered concurrently, each Unit of Competency is assessed as a discrete unit.
Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Riklan Emergency Management Services (RTO 51994)

Delivery Mode

Face to face and practical hands-on training conducted by an experienced Emergency Services instructor with strong knowledge of relevant legislation and Australian Standards.

Materials or Equipment Required

Students must wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and steel cap boots.
Face must be clean shaven


If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training, you need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment for this unit.

Units of Competence
RIIERR301E Respond to Work Site Incidents
PMAWHS211 Prepare Equipment for Emergency Response
RIIERR303D Operate in Self-Contained Regenerative Oxygen Breathing Apparatus
RIIERR306D Conduct Underground Search
RIIERR307D Extricate Casualties from Underground Incidents
RIIERR309D Establish and Operate from Fresh Air Base

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