Manage major incidents and 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 RIIERR504D, 'Manage major incidents and emergencies'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage major incidents and emergencies' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare to manage major incidents and emergencies

1.1 Access, interpret and apply managing major incident and emergency documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements

1.3 Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues and implement control measures

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.5 Identify, interpret and assess the suitability of the emergency preparedness and response plan for the emergency/incident, liaise with specialists and implement recommended changes

1.6 Identify, interpret and assess the suitability of the organisational structure for the management of emergency preparedness and response systems, liaise with specialists, and implement recommended changes

1.7 Identify and communicate roles and responsibilities of others in the emergency preparedness and response plans Identify, interpret and assess the suitability of the emergency preparedness and response procedures for management of classes of incidents, liaise with specialists and implement recommended changes

1.8 Identify, interpret and assess, the emergency response procedures for management of decision-making processes, and decision monitoring systems, liaise with stakeholders and implement requested changes

1.9 Review, confirm and seek approval of plans from relevant stakeholders and specialists

1.10Identify training needs of individuals and prepare training plans

2. Manage the incident/ emergency response

2.1 Obtain, clarify and confirm information receipts and recording systems for the emergency/incident

2.2 Access, interpret, confirm and apply emergency response and evacuation plans/procedures

2.3 Coordinate incident operations facilities and communications

2.4 Apply action planning processes to manage the emergency/incident

2.5 Identify, locate and obtain required personnel, equipment and resources for the incident

3. Access and respond to information, advice and support

3.1 Coordinate specialist technical and professional staff to review the emergency/incident

3.2 Develop and implement action plans to deal with immediate areas of concern

3.3 Clarify and confirm individual’s roles and responsibilities

4. Apply post-incident management procedures

4.1 Implement post-incident management processes/procedures

4.2 Investigate the cause of emergency/incident

5. Audit and review the effectiveness of the incident/emergency management response

5.1 Audit response systems for effectiveness and compliance

5.2 Audit incident/emergency management response processes effectiveness and for compliance

5.3 Audit recording and reporting systems for effectiveness and compliance

5.4 Audit the post-incident management, investigative and reporting processes

5.5 Review and implement recommended changes to the schedule of system audits

5.6 Identify and respond promptly to instances of non-compliance or other discrepancies/deficiencies revealed by audit

5.7 Maintain written records, reports and policy documentation