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22, 23, 24



17, 18, 19



11, 12, 13


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Participate as a Member of a Workplace
Emergency Initial Response Team (PUAWER009B)

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This unit covers competency required to participate as a member of a workplace emergency initial response team. This team works in conjunction with the emergency control organisation in the control of workplace emergencies in their early stages prior to the arrival of emergency services or specialist response team.

This unit is part of suite of eleven workplace emergency response units and is part of the response stream. This unit would benefit members of Emergency Control Organisations and Emergency Response Teams.

This unit has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745.


3 Days (24 Hours)
Course Elements:
  • Prepare for workplace emergencies
  • Respond to workplace emergencies
  • Communicate with and complement other personnel
  • Assist with recovery from workplace emergencies


Learning Outcomes:
  • Ability to select and use protective clothing and equipment safely and effectively under emergency conditions
  • Ability to communicate during emergencies
  • Ability to interpret and respond to alarm systems
  • Ability to re-stow initial response equipment
  • Understanding of equipment operating characteristics, limitations, hazards, precautions, procedures and general care
  • Understanding of survival, rescue and recovery procedures
  • Demonstrate tactics for safely handling specific emergencies.
  • Understanding of the hierarchy of controls
RPL is not offered for this course
Workplace Emergency Response units are seen as industry wide units. The importing of these units of competency into other industry training packages is also promoted as the units are seen as relevant for all industries.
Entry Requirements:

All participants are required to be Medically Fit & Clean Shaven and to bring Safety Boots, Hard Hat, Overalls and gloves.
(Note: Participants are required to be clean shaven to enable a positive seal whilst wearing SCBA equipment as per AS/NZS 1715) Correct fit of a mask requires contact with smooth skin - this makes masks unsuitable for persons with beards or moustaches. Even a one day growth of a beard has been shown to allow nearly one per cent penetration of a full face-piece.