Identify Prevent and Report Workplace Emergencies

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Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations

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Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations PUAWER001A This unit covers the competency required to identify and prevent the development of workplace emergency situations, or to minimise their consequences, and to report if emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation systems are compromised. For this unit the term workplace is defined as the area encompassed by an individual’s responsibilities. This unit: • has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745—2002 • covers the work required before the emergency services or specialist response team arrives • does not cover the specific use of equipment to prevent workplace emergency situations • is part of a suite of eleven workplace emergency response units of competency that has three streams • is part of the prevention stream

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ELEMENT 1. Identify, monitor and report situations that could lead to workplace emergencies

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 1. Situations that could lead to workplace emergencies are identified and reported according to workplace procedures and accepted safe practices 2. Immediate work area is routinely checked for any situations that could lead to emergencies 3. Hazardous work is monitored to ensure precautions and workplace procedures are followed 1. Principles of operation of relevant emergency protection systems are identified 2. Principles of operation of relevant emergency control equipment are identified 3. Evacuation systems are identified 4. Immediate work area is routinely checked according to workplace procedures and accepted safe practices for any situations that could lead to emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation systems being made inoperable 5. Situations that could lead to emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation systems being made inoperable are identified, corrected and/or reported according to workplace procedures and accepted safe practices 6. Workplace procedures and accepted safe practices are regularly monitored and followed to ensure operability of emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation systems

2. Identify, report and correct situations that could prevent workplace emergencies from being safely handled

Identify, prevent and report potential workplace emergency situations

RANGE STATEMENT Emergencies must include those emergencies identified by the workplace hazard analysis, which may include Animal or livestock emergencies Bomb threat Building invasion/armed invasion Chemical, biological and radiological Civil disorder Criminal acts Cyclones, including storm surge Deliberate self-harm Earthquake Failure of utilities Fire Flood Hazardous substances incidents Hostage situations Industrial accident Letter bomb Medical emergency Severe weather/storm damage Structural instability Terrorism Transport accident Toxic emission Veterinary emergencies Wildfire Workplaces, buildings and structures as outlined in Australian Standard 3745—2002 Deficient or ineffective security arrangements Failure to follow safe practices Fire/smoke hazards Poor maintenance Unreported faults Unsafe practices Unsafe storage and handling of dangerous goods and hazardous materials Unsafe use of electrical or mechanical equipment Handling dangerous goods and hazardous materials (including waste) Hot work Manufacturing Unsafe manual handling Using, mixing and/or moving chemicals Working at heights, in confined spaces, in poorly ventilated spaces or around noise Working around traffic Working with plant and machinery Working with unstable equipment or equipment that has deteriorated

Workplaces include Situations that could lead to workplace emergencies may include

Hazardous work includes the hazards identified in the hazard...
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