Confine small workplace 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 PUAWER008B, 'Confine small workplace emergencies'.
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. Prepare for emergency situations

1.1 Possible workplace emergency situations and appropriate responses, within the range of current skills and relevant workplace emergency procedures, are identified.

1.2 Relevant emergency resources are identified and their location is ascertained in the work area.

1.3 Any problems with the serviceability of the emergency resources are identified and reported to relevant people in accordance with workplace procedures.

2. Identify and assess the emergency

2.1 Emergency situation or potential emergency situation and risks are identified and the likely effectiveness of initial response action is considered.

2.2 Advice in relation to emergency situation is sought according to workplace emergency procedures.

2.3 Where initial response actions are considered unsafe or inappropriate, action is taken according to workplace emergency procedures.

3. Safely confine emergencies where possible

3.1 Emergencies are confined to the immediate area according to workplace emergency procedures.

3.2 Emergency resources are used within the individual's limitations imposed by current skills, relevant workplace procedures and relevant legislative requirements.

3.3 Emergency resources used to confine emergency situation are used in a manner that will promote and enhance safe work conditions.

4. Use initial response equipment

4.1 Initial response equipment is checked to ensure its serviceability prior to use.

4.2 Appropriate equipment is selected for use in emergency situations.

4.3 Initial response equipment is used according to accepted safe practices and training.

4.4 Use of equipment is coordinated with other emergency actions.

5. Report workplace emergency response

5.1 Emergency situation response is documented and reported in accordance with workplace procedures.

5.2 Use of initial response equipment is documented and reported according to workplace procedures.

5.3 Initial response equipment is marked or positioned after use and reported to relevant personnel or authority to indicate if it requires servicing or replacing.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAWER008B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA32909 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Vehicle Recovery)
  • PUA32409 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Air Dispatch)
  • PUA31404 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • PUA32609 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Field Petroleum Operations)
  • PSP30104 - Certificate III Government