PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

COURSE OVERVIEW

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to work within the command, control and coordination structure of an Emergency Control Organisation (ECO). An ECO’s priority is the safety of facility occupants and visitors during an emergency which means ECO members are responsible for pre-emergency, emergency and post emergency actions. It includes undertake pre-emergency planning, taking appropriate actions in an emergency and assisting with post emergency activities.
The unit has been developed to cover the facilities as specified in Australian Standard (AS) 3745 and AS4083. For this unit, as covered by AS3745 and/or AS4083, occupants are people attending a facility on a permanent or temporary basis such as an employee, contractor, student or resident, but not a visitor or patient and a facility is a building, structure or workplace that is, or may be, occupied by people (occupants).
All aspects of the unit must be undertaken in accordance with legislative requirements, organisational policies and procedures and accepted safe practices. It applies to members of an ECO who are floor or area wardens and/or wardens or deputy wardens.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Course Detail

Participants in this course will learn how to effectively:

  • Apply Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements
  • Assist occupants who may require assistance
  • Assist with post emergency response activities
  • Comply with legislation, industry standards, codes of practice and regulations
  • Contribute to facility emergency planning
  • Give clear directions to occupants and visitors
  • Implement safe work practices
  • Initiate and control initial emergency response
  • Respond to emergency signals and warnings
  • Take on a leadership role within emergency control organisation and/or a deputy role for other emergency control organisation positions
  • Undertake pre-emergency planning
  • Use communications systems
  • Wear required emergency control organisation identification

Duration

Face to Face – 4 hours (minimum) full face to face course or online 1.5 to 2hrs depending on prior experience

Entry Requirements

Participants must have the physical capacity to complete all practical demonstrations. This includes wearing suitable identification, assisting occupants and using communications systems.

RPL/Credit transfer

RPL and credit transfer applies for this course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

If recognition applies the students overall duration will alter and a schedule of exemptions will be provided.

Credit transfer

If a certificate or statement of results is produced and verified, a credit transfer process will be initiated by Tradee Training Academy Australia in relation to the units as per the training plan.
If credits apply the overall duration will alter and a schedule of exemptions will be provided.

Assessment Requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. 
Assessments

  • Performance tasks
    • Undertake pre-emergency planning
    • Operate as part of the ECO in a fire emergency
  • Documentation – The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:
    • Emergency equipment fault log
    • Emergency evacuation incident and debrief form
    • Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

Award

Upon successful completion of Assessments a Statement of Attainment will be issued

Fees & charges

Tuition

$195
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