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Lead a Workplace Emergency Initial Response Team (PUAWER010B)


This unit covers the competency required to lead a workplace emergency initial response team in the control of workplace emergencies in their early stages prior to the arrival of emergency services or specialist response teams. This unit is part of a suite of eleven workplace emergency response units and is part of the response stream. This unit has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745.


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2 Days (16 Hours)

PUAWER009B – Participate As A Member Of A Workplace Emergency Initial Response.

Course Elements:
  • Prepare the team for workplace emergencies
  • Coordinate the response to control workplace emergencies
  • Communicate with and coordinate personnel
  • Lead team's recovery from workplace emergencies
Learning Outcomes:
  • Coordinate the use of emergency equipment safely and effectively under emergency conditions
  • Leadership and communication skills during emergencies
  • Alarm systems and associated equipment
  • Appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment
  • Building fire safety features
  • Dealing with contingencies
  • Equipment operating characteristics, limitations, hazards, precautions, procedures and general care
  • General emergency priorities and strategies
  • Hazards and relevant precautions
  • How people react in emergency situations
  • Procedures for responding to alarms
  • Risk assessment
  • Roles, responsibilities and authority of emergency services personnel
  • Situational awareness
  • Survival, rescue and recovery procedures
  • Tactics for safely handling specific emergencies
  • Workplace emergency management plan
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.
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