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RIIERR602A Mapping and Delivery Guide
Establish and maintain underground coal mine emergency preparedness and response systems

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Issue Date: August 2018


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Unit of Competency RIIERR602A - Establish and maintain underground coal mine emergency preparedness and response systems
Description This unit covers establish and maintain emergency preparedness and response systems in underground coal mines. It includes: establishing mine emergency preparedness and response systems and mine emergency systems; planning and preparing for the implementation of the plans; establishing post-incident management procedures; and auditing and reviewing the plan and equipment.
Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit is appropriate for those working in a management or technical specialist roles, within:Coal mining
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites Not applicable. Not applicable.
Competency Field Refer to Unit Sector(s).
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
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Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Establish mine emergency preparedness and response systems
  • Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to emergency preparedness and response systems in underground coal mines
  • Identify the requirements of mine emergency preparedness and response
  • Design and develop the emergency preparedness plan from an analysis of all relevant technical and operational information
  • Design and develop an organisational structure for the management of emergency preparedness and response from an analysis of all relevant technical and operational information
  • Develop emergency response procedures for management of identified potential incident scenarios from an analysis of all relevant technical and operational information
  • Establish decision-making processes, operating protocols and information / communication control systems within the mine emergency preparedness and response procedures, including decision monitoring systems
  • Establish emergency preparedness and response maintenance program and procedures
  • Review the plan with relevant stakeholders and specialists
  • Establish a program, including systems and procedures, to satisfy identified mine emergency preparedness and response training requirements
  • Establish procedures that may include simulation events, to audit and review mine emergency preparedness and response compliance with legislative and site requirements
  • Establish procedures for incorporating feedback from site and industry based learning's into the audit/review system
       
Element: Establish mine emergency systems
  • Establish incident information, recording and reporting systems
  • Establish emergency response and evacuation plans and procedures
  • Establish operations facilities, including communications to support them, in accordance with the emergency plan
  • Establish action planning processes to manage the situation / incident in accordance with the emergency plan
  • Identify required services, personnel, equipment and resources for types of incidents in accordance with the emergency plan
       
Element: Plan and prepare for the implementation of the plans
  • Identify and interpret the legislative and site requirements related to emergency preparedness and response management
  • Access, interpret and clarify the emergency preparedness and response plans
  • Identify, clarify and communicate to all personnel roles and responsibilities, as specified in the emergency preparedness and response plans
  • Identify, forecast, obtain and allocate / schedule resources required for the implementation of the emergency preparedness and response plans
  • Implement the emergency preparedness and response training program
  • Develop review mechanisms to include suggestions and recommendations from both internal and external sources to facilitate ongoing improvement of emergency preparedness and response plans
       
Element: Establish post-incident management procedures
  • Establish plans to manage post-incident
  • Establish processes to investigate nature and cause of situation / incident
  • Establish processes to evaluate the effectiveness of emergency response and action plans to achieve objectives
       
Element: Audit and review the plan and equipment
  • Audit emergency preparedness and response monitoring systems for compliance with legislative and management plan standards
  • Audit emergency preparedness and response processes / resources for compliance with legislative and mine site requirements
  • Audit recording systems for compliance with the emergency preparedness and response plan
  • Audit emergency preparedness and response training program for currency, relevance and compliance with the requirements of the emergency preparedness and response plan
  • Identify and correct non-compliance or other discrepancies/ deficiencies revealed by audit
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to worksite operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge and the range statement of this unit and include evidence of the following:

knowledge of the requirements, procedures and instructions for establishing and maintaining emergency preparedness and response systems in underground coal mines

implementation of procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient establishing and maintaining of emergency preparedness and response systems in underground coal mines

the identification of the relevant information and scope of the work required to meet the required outcomes

the identification of viable program options and the selection of options that best meet the required outcomes

working with others to establish and maintain emergency preparedness and response systems in underground coal mines

consistent and timely establishment and maintenance of emergency preparedness and response systems in underground coal mines

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This unit must be assessed in the context of the work environment. Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated environment provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of workplace performance, including task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.

The assessment environment should not disadvantage the participant. For example, language, literacy and numeracy demands of assessment should not be greater than those required on the job.

Customisation of assessment and delivery environment to sensitively accommodate cultural diversity.

Aboriginal people and other people from a non English speaking background may have second language issues.

Assessment of this competency requires typical resources normally used in the work environment. Selection and use of resources for particular worksites may differ due to site circumstances.

Where applicable, physical resources should include equipment modified for people with disabilities.

Access must be provided to appropriate learning and/or assessment support when required.

Method of assessment

This unit may be assessed in a holistic way with other units of competency. The assessment strategy for this unit must verify required knowledge and skill and practical application using more than one of the following assessment methods:

written and/or oral assessment of the candidate's required knowledge

observed, documented and/or first hand testimonial evidence of the candidate's:

implementation of appropriate procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient achievement of the required outcomes

identification of the relevant information and scope of the work required

identification of viable options and the selection of options that best meet the required outcomes

consistently achieving the required outcomes

first hand testimonial and documentary evidence of the candidate's:

working with others to establish and maintain emergency preparedness and response systems in underground coal mines

consistent and timely gaining of approval of emergency preparedness and response systems for underground coal mines

provision of clear, timely required support and advice on the implementation of emergency preparedness and response systems in underground coal mines

Guidance information for assessment

Consult the SkillsDMC User Guide for further information on assessment including access and equity issues.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

Required skills

Specific skills are required to achieve the performance criteria in this unit, particularly for the application in the various circumstances in which this unit may be applied. This includes the ability to carry out the following as required to establish and maintain emergency preparedness and response systems in underground coal mines:

apply legislative, organisation and site requirements and procedures

apply emergency response and disaster planning processes and techniques

apply emergency procedures guidelines

read and interpret mine plans

apply procedures to assess hazards and associated risks

evaluate systems and equipment

write reports

identify or establish mine-site facilities for incident management

access and use mine-site information and recording systems

apply effective communication techniques with people personally or through technical devices during incidents

organise personnel and resources

handle members of the media

develop action plans

analyse information

apply effective decision making techniques

participate as team member

facilitate groups to work together

brainstorm to collect maximum information

apply effective questioning techniques

apply effective interview techniques

delegate responsibility and tasks

apply effective negotiation techniques

investigate incidents

Required knowledge

Specific knowledge is required to achieve the Performance Criteria of this unit, particularly its application in a variety of circumstances in which the unit may be used. This includes knowledge of the following, as required to establish and maintain emergency preparedness and response systems in underground coal mines:

mines rescue guidelines

emergency response and disaster planning processes and techniques

audit review process and techniques

incident resources and how to access them

legislation applicable to mines

training and assessment principles

industry and legislative stakeholders

mine-type incidents and risks

structure of emergency procedures guidelines

legal requirements of incident management teams

hazard identification

self-escape, aided rescue and incident response philosophies, systems and equipment

the techniques and equipment used for collecting and analysing atmospheric conditions

risk management principles and techniques

classification of types of incidents

decision-making processes

structure of emergency organisations

structure, roles, capabilities and operational limitations of external resources and agencies used during mine incidents

rescue team structure, procedures and equipment and standby team requirements

effects of heat and humidity

effects of visibility

escape strategies and technology

environmental risks and controls

media policies and procedures

equipment required for types of emergency

ventilation and its influence on incidents, and decisions to be made

deployment of staff underground

call-out procedures

emotional effects of emergencies on rescuers, mine personnel, families and community

titles and roles of members of incident management team

services and agencies available to assist in an emergency

intervention and control techniques for heating, fires, explosions, outburst, extrication or inrushes

the requirements and structure for fresh air base

support services role and access

legislation regarding resumption of normal operations

the role of stakeholders

numbers needed to run the mine at planned operational levels

mobilisation, deployment and utilisation of equipment

economic considerations and decisions

insurance policies and considerations

mine closure procedures and the legislative implications

sealing procedures and the legislative implications

requirements for site security and access control

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Relevant compliance documentation

may include:

legislative, organisation and site requirements and procedures

manufacturer's guidelines and specifications

Australian standards

code of practice

Employment and workplace relations legislation

Equal Employment Opportunity and Disability Discrimination legislation

Maintenance program is the confirmation of system and equipment operability and may include checks of:

personal protection equipment (PPE)

signage

monitoring and alarms

mines rescue equipment

communication devices

guidance systems

provisions of plans, maps and documentation

escape and rescue equipment

first response equipment

escape routes

information technology (IT) systems

Stakeholders are those parties who may be directly or indirectly affected by incidents and may include, but are not limited to:

shareholders

board of directors

employees

unions

families

contractors

insurance companies

suppliers

local community

manufacturers

Inspectorate

Coal Services

police

Mines Rescue Service

fire brigades

ambulance

medical staff

hospitals

critical incident stress debriefing organisations

local emergency management organisations

Salvation Army

clergy

state, federal, local government

Audit is defined as:

a systematic examination against defined criteria to determine whether activities and related results conform to planned arrangement, and whether these arrangements are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve the organisation's policy and objectives

Incident is:

an unplanned and undesirable event resulting in damage to property, environment or people and may be caused by:

explosion

fire

strata failure

inrush

outburst

irrespirable atmosphere

environmental incident

Hazchem

explosives

vehicle accidents

wind blasts

failure of ventilation control device/appliances

ignition of gas

situation where a hazard gets out of control

Operations facilities are those which are set up to manage an incident and may include:

operations centre

press room

mortuary

muster areas

meeting rooms

communication centres

networks

control rooms

Communications may include:

radio

telephone

telemetry

oral

written

computers

runners

Services, personnel, equipment and resources may include:

internal mine services and resources

contractors

insurance companies

suppliers

local community

manufacturers

Inspectorate

Coal Services

police

Mines Rescue Service

fire brigades

ambulance

medical staff

hospitals

critical incident stress debriefing organisations

local emergency management organisations

Salvation Army

clergy

federal, state and local government

media

coroner's representative

security services

solicitors

district check inspector

other mines

engineers

scientists

inertisation equipment

down-hole camera

drill rigs

forensic services

Equipment refers to that needed to control the incident and includes:

rescue equipment

mining equipment

transport

specialised equipment from external sources

monitoring

analysis equipment

communication

computer systems

fire fighting equipment

inertisation equipment

extraction devices and equipment

Types of incident can be identified as:

minor accident

major accident or fatality

underground explosion or fire

ignition

outburst

spontaneous combustion

surface fire which disrupts operations

environment incidents

bomb threat

terrorist attack

Post-incident management is the control of activities arising from an incident and may include:

legal advice

environmental aspects

critical incident stress debriefing

interviewing

investigations

witness interview statements

restoration of normal operations

media releases

public relations

employee welfare and family support

security of evidence

liaison with statutory / legal bodies

statutory investigations

review of emergency procedures

documentation of ongoing operations

restoration of emergency preparedness systems

security systems

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to emergency preparedness and response systems in underground coal mines 
Identify the requirements of mine emergency preparedness and response 
Design and develop the emergency preparedness plan from an analysis of all relevant technical and operational information 
Design and develop an organisational structure for the management of emergency preparedness and response from an analysis of all relevant technical and operational information 
Develop emergency response procedures for management of identified potential incident scenarios from an analysis of all relevant technical and operational information 
Establish decision-making processes, operating protocols and information / communication control systems within the mine emergency preparedness and response procedures, including decision monitoring systems 
Establish emergency preparedness and response maintenance program and procedures 
Review the plan with relevant stakeholders and specialists 
Establish a program, including systems and procedures, to satisfy identified mine emergency preparedness and response training requirements 
Establish procedures that may include simulation events, to audit and review mine emergency preparedness and response compliance with legislative and site requirements 
Establish procedures for incorporating feedback from site and industry based learning's into the audit/review system 
Establish incident information, recording and reporting systems 
Establish emergency response and evacuation plans and procedures 
Establish operations facilities, including communications to support them, in accordance with the emergency plan 
Establish action planning processes to manage the situation / incident in accordance with the emergency plan 
Identify required services, personnel, equipment and resources for types of incidents in accordance with the emergency plan 
Identify and interpret the legislative and site requirements related to emergency preparedness and response management 
Access, interpret and clarify the emergency preparedness and response plans 
Identify, clarify and communicate to all personnel roles and responsibilities, as specified in the emergency preparedness and response plans 
Identify, forecast, obtain and allocate / schedule resources required for the implementation of the emergency preparedness and response plans 
Implement the emergency preparedness and response training program 
Develop review mechanisms to include suggestions and recommendations from both internal and external sources to facilitate ongoing improvement of emergency preparedness and response plans 
Establish plans to manage post-incident 
Establish processes to investigate nature and cause of situation / incident 
Establish processes to evaluate the effectiveness of emergency response and action plans to achieve objectives 
Audit emergency preparedness and response monitoring systems for compliance with legislative and management plan standards 
Audit emergency preparedness and response processes / resources for compliance with legislative and mine site requirements 
Audit recording systems for compliance with the emergency preparedness and response plan 
Audit emergency preparedness and response training program for currency, relevance and compliance with the requirements of the emergency preparedness and response plan 
Identify and correct non-compliance or other discrepancies/ deficiencies revealed by audit 

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