Respond to emergencies and apply essential first aid in the equine industries

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for emergency situations

1.1. Appropriate actions are taken to maximise safety and minimise health hazards in the workplace.

1.2. Options for action in case of emergency situations are identified and evaluated.

1.3. Organisational emergency procedures and policies are implemented as part of workplace procedures.

1.4. Occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures and safe work practices are applied to the selection of personal protective equipment to suit the emergency situation.

1.5. Regular checks of the workplace are carried out to minimise potential hazards.

1.6. Emergency procedures are carried out as required by established workplace procedures.

1.7. Selected safety equipment and aids required for emergencies are stored and maintained in good order.

1.8. Near misses and potential hazards are reported to supervisor and/or documented according to enterprise guidelines.

2. Implement fire protection and control on site and in the workshop

2.1. Fire hazards in the workplace are minimised as specified, along with any hazardous fuelling procedures.

2.2. Appropriate fire extinguishers and firefighting equipment must be used in fire situations, and appropriate authorities notified according to established procedures.

2.3. Evacuation procedures and nominated assembly points are followed according to enterprise plans and policy.

2.4. Specific safety procedures for the handling and use of industrial gases are carried out in line with standard industry practice and regulations.

3. Evaluate the emergency

3.1. Emergency and potential emergency situations are recognised and assessed promptly.

3.2. Advice from relevant people is sought in evaluating the emergency.

3.3. The possible development of the emergency is assessed and evaluated, along with assessment of further potential hazards to staff, clients or animals.

3.4. Emergency needs are prioritised promptly and accurately, including needs for assistance.

4. Act in an emergency

4.1. The plan of action is implemented using techniques appropriate to the situation, available resources and abilities.

4.2. Equipment is operated safely, and where necessary, improvising equipment and techniques.

4.3. Strategies for group control are established and implemented, including removal of personnel, clients, animals and others from danger.

4.4. The condition of all staff, animals and others is monitored on a constant basis.

4.5. Information required to assist emergency services is acquired and documented.

4.6. Emergency services are notified as necessary.

4.7. The plan of action is changed to accommodate changes in situational variables.

4.8. Casualty evacuation methods are demonstrated as relevant to the context.

4.9. Organisation procedures and policies are implemented correctly in the event of a major injury or death.

5. Apply essential first aid techniques

5.1. Immediate risk to self and casualty's health and safety is minimised by isolating the hazard.

5.2. The casualty's injuries and vital signs are assessed.

5.3. The casualty is reassured in a caring and calm manner and made comfortable using available resources.

5.4. First aid is provided in accordance with established first aid procedures.

5.5. First aid assistance is sought from others as appropriate.

6. Apply essential first aid techniques to horses

6.1. Signs of common illnesses or diseases of horses are recognised and reported.

6.2. Indicators of abnormal system function and vital signs of horses are recognised and reported.

6.3. Horses are calmed and restrained prior to first aid assessment.

6.4. First aid policy and procedures are followed, with respect to obligations of owners, regulations and duty of care.

6.5. Principles of first aid procedures relating to injury or accident are applied.

6.6. A policy and system of referral of injury treatment and emergency care is followed and contributed to.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMFAR304A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30510 - Certificate III in Farriery