Investigate incidents

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 PMAOHS310B, 'Investigate incidents'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Investigate incidents' 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



1. Monitor and review emergency situation

1.1. Undertake site inspections of incident scene

1.2. Communicate with relevant personnel regarding specific aspects of the emergency situation

1.3. Monitor corrective action procedures

1.4. Communicate changes to the situation to appropriate personnel.

2. Record investigation process and results as appropriate

2.1. Establish and secure boundaries of the incident scene to prevent contamination of prospective evidence/exhibits

2.2. Identify and interview persons relevant to the incident

2.3. Identify and record evidence/exhibits at the scene prior to examination to ensure continuity

2.4. Assess relevant information, documentation and evidence/exhibits

2.5. Determine point of origin and most likely cause of incident of the emergency

2.6. Determine risk factors affecting the emergency

2.7. Identify and analyse a range of other possible causes

2.8. Identify and utilise support services to investigate the incident scene

2.9. Process, record and communicate information/evidence/ exhibits, forms and documents to appropriate personnel following enterprise policies and procedures.

3. Make suggestions to improve handling of emergency situation

3.1. Identify and assess tactical factors and resulting priorities occurring during the emergency

3.2. Formulate appropriate suggestions to improve handling of similar emergency situation based upon information available

3.3. Identify obvious problems in related plant area and make an appropriate contribution to their solution.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOHS310B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA32310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology

And the skillsets: