Maintain safety at an incident scene

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 PUAOHS002B, 'Maintain safety at an incident scene'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine hazards at incident site

1.1 Issues affecting safety of self and other personnel are established by identification of hazards and assessment of risks, and by liaison with others at the scene.

1.2 Relevant operational safety procedures are implemented in accordance with organisation's policies.

1.3 Duties are undertaken in line with organisational health and safety codes of practice and relevant legislation.

2. Implement hazard controls at incident scene

2.1 Hazards are identified and mitigation procedures are selected in line with work instructions and procedures.

2.2 Hazardous situations rectified where possible and reported and/or recorded according to organisation's policies and procedures.

2.3 Changes in situation and/or conditions are reported immediately to designated person.

2.4 Hazard controls are monitored and communicated to relevant personnel to ensure continuing effectiveness.

2.5 Hazard control and mitigation measures are implemented with minimum damage to the environment, while maintaining safety of self and others.

2.6 Incident/accident scene is effectively secured to preserve the scene and maintain public safety in line with legislative requirements.

3. Maintain personal safety

3.1 Personal protective clothing and equipment is selected and checked according to organisational procedures to ensure it is operational prior to entry into incident situation.

3.2 Personal protective clothing and equipment appropriate to dealing with the hazard is worn/fitted and used in accordance with organisation's policies and procedures and manufacturer's guidelines.

3.3 Water and food intake, rest breaks and shelter requirements are maintained.

3.4 Survival technique strategies are implemented in accordance with organisation's policies and guidelines.

4. Contribute to maintaining safety of other work group members

4.1 Impact of own actions on safety of others is recognised.

4.2 Contact is maintained at all times with other work group members.

4.3 Signals are correctly used, interpreted, confirmed and acted upon in a timely manner.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAOHS002B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA30701 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
  • PUA30601 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
  • PUA42610 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)
  • PUA60909 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation)
  • PUA31404 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • PUA30110 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing)
  • PUA30310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Police Liaison)
  • PUA30410 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
  • PUA21310 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES)
  • FPI30105 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
  • FPI30205 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage

And the skillsets: