Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident

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 PUAFIR316, 'Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Assess hazardous materials incident

1.1 Hazardous materials incident is approached using care and caution and a safe distance is maintained, in accordance with organisational procedures and/or advice from appropriate authorities

1.2 Hazardous materials are identified from a safe distance and information is conveyed to the supervisor in accordance with organisational guidelines

1.3 Information sources are accessed to determine the potential behaviour of hazardous materials, in accordance with organisational guidelines

2. Identify and assess hazards at incident

2.1 Site hazards are identified in accordance with organisational guidelines.

2.2 Specific hazards relating to the material/s and container/s are identified in accordance with organisational guidelines.

2.3 Relevant hazard information is incorporated into the detection strategy.

2.4 Hazards are assessed according to organisational guidelines and information is conveyed to supervisor.

3. Develop an entry plan

3.1 Entry objectives are identified and conveyed to supervisor.

3.2 Entry plan is developed in accordance with supervisor directives and organisational policies.

3.3 Appropriate detection equipment is assessed and selected in accordance with organisational policies.

3.4 Personal protective equipment is considered in accordance with organisational policies and response situation.

3.5 Hazard control zones are established in accordance with organisational policies.

3.6 Decontaminationmethods are identified in accordance with organisational policies.

3.7 Organisations required to assist with the operation are determined and documented.

3.8 Detection strategy is documented in accordance with organisational policies.

4. Implement entry plan

4.1 Entry plan is implemented in accordance with organisational policies.

4.2 Detection equipment is prepared for use in accordance with organisational policies.

4.3 Detection equipment is used and maintained in accordance with organisational policies.

4.4 Results are recorded and reported in accordance with organisational policies.

4.5 Upon leaving the area of operations, decontamination procedures are undertaken when required, in accordance with organisational procedures.

5. Review entry plan

5.1 Entry plan is reviewed and safety of entry team is monitored in accordance with organisational guidelines.

5.2 Contamination incidents are recorded and reported to appropriate personnel in accordance with organisational guidelines.

5.3 Entry is reviewed in accordance with organisational guidelines.