Participate as a member of a workplace emergency initial response team

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 PUAWER009B, 'Participate as a member of a workplace emergency initial response team'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for workplace emergencies

1.1 Emergency equipment assigned for use by the initial response team is stored and maintained in a safe, accessible and serviceable state.

1.2 Current workplace emergency procedures to be used by employees are identified and accessed.

1.3 Risk assessment of initial response team activities is undertaken according to workplace procedures.

1.4 Initial response team training activities are undertaken according to workplace emergency procedures and relevant legislation.

2. Respond to workplace emergencies

2.1 Emergency is responded to according to workplace emergency procedures.

2.2 Emergency situation is assessed for hazards and appropriate precautions against those hazards are implemented.

2.3 Identified hazards are reported to people in danger and the initial response team leader.

2.4 An appropriate level or response is determined according to the status of the emergency.

2.5 Instructions from the initial response team leader are confirmed and implemented safely and promptly.

2.6 Appropriate equipment is selected and operated according to workplace emergency procedures.

2.7 Situation is contained to the extent necessary to prevent an escalation of the emergency and to enable emergency services and specialist response team activity to be completed safely.

3. Communicate with and complement other personnel

3.1 Effective communication with initial response team members and initial response team leader is constantly maintained.

3.2 Activities are consistent with the initial response team leader's plan of action and support the work of other initial response team members.

3.3 Activities support the actions of other initial response teams.

3.4 Any injuries, accidents or near misses involving team members are reported to the team leader.

4. Assist with recovery from workplace emergencies

4.1 Evidence relating to the cause, origin and progress of the emergency is preserved and recorded as far as possible.

4.2 Appropriate assistance is provided in accordance with the workplace emergency procedures.

4.3 Emergency equipment is returned to a state of readiness as soon as is reasonably practicable.

4.4 Debriefings are attended and participated in as appropriate.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAWER009B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA51004 - Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • PUA41104 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • MSS40211 - Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • MSS50211 - Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology
  • PSP70210 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Radiation Safety
  • PSP50104 - Diploma of Government
  • PSP40104 - Certificate IV in Government

And the skillsets: