Course Name: Respond to Workplace Emergencies

This Public Safety Unit (PUAWER004B) is designed to deliver information to designated staff working in any industry or workplace. It holds accreditation as an elective unit for people studying for a Certificate III in Public Safety (Community Safety) (PUA31412). Under Emergency Response Category it is categorized as an “evacuation” skill.

Learning Outcomes (Key Elements):

  • Prepare for emergency situations.
  • Report emergencies and potential emergencies.
  • Respond to emergency warnings and advice.
  • Evacuate from the work area.

Upon satisfactory completion of this unit, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the current workplace emergency procedures to be used.
  • Identify and locate emergency resources in the workplace.
  • Participate in an emergency response exercise according to workplace procedures.
  • Report emergencies or potential emergencies in accordance with workplace emergency procedures.
  • Alert people in immediate danger of the emergency or the potential emergency according to workplace procedures.
  • Respond to emergency warning advice according to workplace procedures.
  • Understand the importance of complying with instruction issued by emergency control response personnel during an emergency.
  • Source additional information from relevant personnel if situation is not clear.
  • Evacuate from the work area according to the level of danger or instruction issued as per workplace procedures
  • Prepare work area for evacuation according to workplace procedures and the nature of the emergency.
  • Evacuate area of danger in accordance to workplace emergency procedures.
  • Provide aid to people who may require assistance to evacuate (if safe to do so).
  • Evacuate in accordance with evacuation procedures and instruction from the Emergency Control Organisation or Emergency Response Personnel.
  • Identify alternate pathways or methods of evacuation if usual means of evacuation are blocked or endangered.
  • Use communication systems according to workplace procedures.

Nationally Recognised Training:

These courses are part of a nationally recognised Public Safety Training Package. Information about nationally recognised training can be found through this organisation is the official national register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). 

Legislative Approvals:

This unit conforms to the requirements for competency under various State Work Health and Safety Legislation.

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