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Lead a Workplace Emergency Initial Response Team (PUAWER010B)

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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.

  • 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
  • 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

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to consider the following job roles:

  • Member of an Emergency Control Organisation (ECO)
  • Member of an Emergency Response Team (ERT)

This unit is appropriate for those working in:

  • Any Organisation

All participants are required to be:

  • Medically Fit - Practical activities learners will undertake will require both mental and physical fitness
  • Clean Shaven - 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.

Participants should bring:

  • Safety Boots
  • Wear suitable attire

Duration - Two (2) Days

Time - 8.30am to 4.30pm

Lead an Workplace Emergency Initial Response Team is open to the public and is also conducted upon request.

This course is conducted upon request at the Academy or at your site. Learners will receive training in both theory and practical activities. Morning / afternoon tea and lunch is provided when delivered at TTA. Please advise office of any dietary requirements


RPL is not offered. 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.

If you require special assistance, including language literacy and numeracy please notify our office and support services can be arranged. Our student handbook is available from our office and this website.