Recognise and respond to fire emergencies on a composting site

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
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
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
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
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCCOM202, 'Recognise and respond to fire emergencies on a composting site'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Recognise a fire risk and undertake preventative actions

1.1 Obtain and clarify procedures for first response to fire

1.2 Identify location of firefighting equipment and check to ensure all equipment is available and ready for use

1.3 Recognise and report conditions that lead to fire and signs of fire

1.4 Observe enterprise procedures for emergencies

1.5 Implement temperature and moisture management procedures

2. Recognise and initiate response to fire

2.1 Identify nature and extent of fire

2.2 Report fire details and raise alarm

2.3 Implement preparations for water availability for fire brigade attendance

2.4 Identify hazards associated with fire emergency and take action to minimise risks to self, others and property

2.5 Secure immediate area of the emergency

2.6 Remove machinery and equipment from area where safe to do so

2.7 Select and set up firefighting equipment as directed by fire brigade personnel

3. Attack fire under direction of fire brigade

3.1 Apply appropriate firefighting and containment media in a safe and coordinated manner

3.2 Use firefighting methods and tactics as directed

3.3 Report and act upon potential for change in fire behaviour to fire brigade and supervisor

3.4 Identify and maintain clear line of retreat at all times

3.5 Observe conditions at fire and report their effects on fire development

3.6 Report significant changes to status of fire to supervisor and fire brigade

4. Carry out post-fire activities

4.1 Identify and control smouldering fire residuals according to fire brigade directions

4.2 Undertake break-up of windrows, buildings or structures

4.3 Remove spent fuel or burnt compost and debris

4.4 Undertake activities to complement post-fire operations and prevent further damage

4.5 Clear and clean site and equipment

4.6 Provide assistance to fire brigade to complete and record appropriate incident information

4.7 Report effectiveness of tactics employed

4.8 Seek feedback on performance and note improvements for future action