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Manage Workplace Emergency Initial Response Teams (PUAWER011B)

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This unit covers the competency required to manage the workplace emergency initial response teams assigned to control workplace emergencies in their early stages prior to the arrival of emergency services or specialist response teams.

Depending on the size and structure of the workplace, management may involve more than one workplace emergency initial response team over more than one physical location as specified in the emergency management plan

This unit is part of 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.
  • Establish and maintain initial response teams
  • Provide appropriate information and procedures
  • Make recommendations for the provision of appropriate emergency equipment and manage its maintenance
  • Arrange appropriate training for the initial response teams
  • Monitor and report on effectiveness of the initial response teams
  • Assess resources needed by workplace emergency initial response teams
  • Communicate and consult effectively with a range of agencies, professions and advisers
  • Conduct meetings
  • Deal with conflict
  • Develop procedures
  • Leadership
  • Manage and conduct risk assessments/analysis
  • Negotiation
  • Plan and promote training
  • Relate to a range of people from a range of cultural, linguistic, social and ethnic backgrounds, and a range of physical and intellectual abilities
  • Select team members
  • Write reports for a range of audiences including senior management and external agencies
  • Appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment
  • Audit management systems
  • Emergency warning systems
  • 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
  • Maintenance management systems
  • Situational awareness
  • Statutory and legislative requirements
  • Tactics for safely handling specific emergencies
  • Training management systems
  • 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)
  • Manager of an Emergency Response Team (ERT)
  • Fire Safety Committee Member

This unit is appropriate for those working in:

  • Any Organisation

Safety Boots or Enclosed footwear, wear suitable attire


Duration - Two (2) Days

Time - 8.30am to 4.30pm

Manage Workplace Emergency Initial Response Teams is open to the public and conducted upon request.

This course is conducted upon request at the Academy or at your site. Conducted over two (2) days 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.


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