Respond to emergencies

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 AHCWRK303, 'Respond to emergencies'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Respond to emergencies' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare for emergency situations

1.1 Identify potential workplace emergency situations and appropriate responses, within the range of current skills and relevant workplace emergency procedures

1.2 Identify relevant emergency resources and their location in the work area

1.3 Carry out regular checks of the workplace to minimise potential hazards and report any issues

1.4 Select, use and maintain personal protective equipment, safety equipment and other aids as required for emergencies and store properly after use

1.5 Identify problems with the serviceability of the emergency resources and report to relevant people

2. Identify and evaluate the emergency

2.1 Recognise and assess the identified or potential emergency situation and evaluate the risks and effectiveness of initial response actions

2.2 Seek advice in evaluating the emergency with appropriate personnel

2.3 Determine emergency needs and priority, including any assistance that may be required

2.4 Evaluate the potential for further development of the emergency and assess any hazards or risks to staff, clients or animals

2.5 Maintain high standards of hygiene and infection control to reduce the risk of infection or cross infection where necessary

3. Implement fire protection and control procedures

3.1 Minimise the risk of fire hazards and any hazardous fuelling procedures in the workplace

3.2 Use fire extinguishers and equipment appropriate to the fire situation and notify authorities

3.3 Follow procedures for evacuation to nominated assembly points

3.4 Carry out safety procedures for the handling and use of industrial gases

4. Safely confine the emergency where possible

4.1 Confine emergency to the immediate area using available resources within current skill limits

4.2 Carry out emergency procedures and operate equipment using safe practices and as trained

4.3 Coordinate use of equipment with other emergency actions

4.4 Implement strategies for group control, including removal of staff, clients and animals from danger and monitor ongoing condition

4.5 Acquire and document information required to assist emergency services and notify as appropriate

4.6 Amend plan of action to accommodate changes in situational variables

5. Manage the emergency situation

5.1 Evacuate casualties using established emergency procedures

5.2 Minimise the risk to self and casualty's health by isolating the hazard if possible

5.3 Assess vital signs and reassure casualty in a calm and caring manner using available resources

5.4 Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid procedures

5.5 Seek first aid assistance and advice from others where necessary

5.6 Implement organisational procedures and policies in the event of a near miss, major injury or death