This unit covers the competency required to implement the emergency response specified in the workplace emergency procedures or specified by a person at a higher level in the emergency control organisation.  People who undertake this work will be working within the command, control and coordinate structure of the emergency control organisation.

This unit has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745-2010.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - ability to relate to a range of people from a range of cultural, linguistic, social and ethnic backgrounds, and a range of physical and intellectual abilities; - apply methods of accounting for people; - assist people who need assistance; - carry out a search pattern within an area; - communicate clearly by the means specified in the workplace emergency procedures; - contribute to emergency management planning; - exercise leadership within a workplace emergency context, and; - use equipment assigned to assist with implementing the workplace emergency procedures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - arrangements for evacuating people who need support; - assessing and anticipating the progress of emergencies that might reasonably be expected in the workplace; - command, control and coordinate function of the emergency control organisation; - context of own role within the workplace emergency procedures; - emergency assessment and reporting procedures; - emergency reporting signals, alarms, warnings and procedures; - emergency response and operating procedures; - members of the emergency control organisation and their roles and responsibilities; - evacuation priorities; - hazard identification; - precautions to be taken during emergencies and during an evacuation; - methods of accounting for people during and after emergencies; - methods of summoning first aid to occupants or visitor injured during an emergency evacuation; - need to keep the relevant person informed of the developing situation; - post initial response emergency activities; - responses to meet the various situations, and; - workplace procedures.

Where to next?

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.