This unit covers the competency required to confine small workplace emergencies.  Small workplace emergencies may include such incidents as a small fire that can be controlled using a nearby fire extinguisher; or a chemical spill that can be controlled using workplace personal protective clothing and equipment, and a small spill kit; or a workplace vehicle accident where there is no significant injury or damage.

All aspects of the unit must be undertaken in line with legislative requirements, workplace policies and procedures, and accepted safe practices.  This unit has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745-2010.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - communicate in an effective manner; - give and follow instructions; - implement workplace procedures; - re-stow initial response equipment; - risk management; - use initial response equipment, and; - manage a small workplace emergency.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - actions to be followed when initial response action is not safe; - appropriate initial response equipment; - facilities that may be used to confine emergencies; - hazards involved with initial response action; - implications of the incorrect use of equipment; - limitations of initial response equipment; - limitations of use of emergency control equipment or facilities; - methods of extinguishment; - safe use of initial response equipment; - situations that must not be responded to because of the risk; - types of emergencies, and; - workplace procedures.

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