Provide aided rescue to endangered personnel

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 RIIERR204A, 'Provide aided rescue to endangered personnel'.
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. Assess incident scene and plan rescue strategy

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to providing aided rescue to endangered personnel in underground mines

1.2. Obtain and interpret incident information and data to determine the hazards involved in the rescue operation, including mine monitoring data and trends

1.3. Determine the locations of endangered mine worker(s) and the best route and method to travel to that location

1.4. Determine the best location for a fresh air base

1.5. Establish communication with emergency control personnel and fresh air base

1.6. Test and check emergency equipment

1.7. Test the mine atmosphere and determine if it is an irrespirable atmosphere

1.8. Obtain the personal protective equipment (PPE) and breathing apparatus as determined by the incident management team

1.9. Assess the situation to select the safest, most effective, extrication method from entrapment

1.10. Assess threats/dangers to mine worker and rescuer

1.11. Communicate effectively with emergency control personnel

1.12. Locate and access emergency breathing apparatus caches

1.13. Identify the need for, and organise additional rescue resources and equipment

1.14. With reference to the mine plan, identify escape route and alternative escape route from the incident scene to fresh air base

1.15. Confirm the rescue strategy as determined by the incident management team

2. Extricate and evacuate to fresh air

2.1. Isolate mine services when required, and secure incident site for safe entry

2.2. Assess physical and emotional conditions of mine workers and administer emergency First Aid and provide support where necessary

2.3. Don and test the breathing apparatus to manufacturer's guidelines

2.4. Extricate mine worker from entrapment according to the agreed plan

2.5. Evacuate from incident scene, following escape strategy, by the established or alternative escape route

2.6. Follow determined route of travel at optimum rate of travel

2.7. Continuously monitor the mine atmosphere and mine environmental conditions

2.8. Evaluate the need for, and locate and retreat to a place of safety/build barricade to protect personnel from adverse conditions if necessary

2.9. Maintain communication with emergency control and fresh air base personnel to advise of progress and receive support information/instruction

2.10. Monitor physical and emotional condition of mine worker(s) and other rescue team members and provide support

2.11. Monitor air/oxygen usage and adjust rate of travel where necessary

2.12. Ensure efficient changeover/refill of self rescuer/breathing apparatus within determined operational timeframes

3. Carry out post-incident requirements

3.1. Provide details of rescue to relevant personnel in accordance to legislation and site requirements

3.2. Evaluate the need for, and refer mine worker(s) and self for voluntary counselling