Course Title: Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5491C

Course Title: Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4235 - Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254309

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mark Grace

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


This course has no pre-requisites or co-requisites.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation of planning and response procedures for emergencies. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS405B Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures


Contribute to post event activities

Performance Criteria:

1. Identify and support other personnel in the second response phase
2. Make contributions to debriefing processes


Identify options for initial response

Performance Criteria:

1. Categorise major types of emergencies 
 2.Identify actions required to contain or limit potential emergencies 
3. Identify actions required to limit impact on personnel, property and the environment 
4. Identify requirements for liaison with emergency agencies 
5. Prioritise actions to be taken during emergencies


Identify potential emergencies

Performance Criteria:

1. Apply knowledge of OHS hazards and standards to identify causes of potential emergencies 
2. Seek input of stakeholders in identifying potential emergencies 
3. Identify and liaise with appropriate specialist advisors and emergency agencies to identify causes of potential emergencies
4. Develop a risk register to identify potential emergencies and their causes


Implement initial response procedures

Performance Criteria:

1. Document and display actions for initial response
2. Understand and implement own role in emergency response


Monitor emergency response and address deficiencies

Performance Criteria:

1. Monitor responses to emergencies for efficiency and timeliness, in consultation with stakeholders and, as appropriate, specialist advisors and agencies
2. Document, and promptly and appropriately report results of monitoring to managers and key personnel
3. Identify areas for organisational and personal improvement and make recommendations for improvement in response to analysis of response taken


Plan initial response procedures

Performance Criteria:

1. Identify resources available and required for immediate response
2. Check emergency equipment to ensure serviceability, accessibility, cleanliness and correct location
3. Document actions required for a number of major types of emergency, taking account of standards, current industry practice, specialist advice and input by emergency agencies
4. Identify training needs and appropriate providers

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities
Participants will work individually and in groups.
Participants are required read the course notes and any information provided on the RMIT Learning Hub.

Participants are also required to read the chapter from the recommended text relating to the session topic.

The learning activities include:
• Case studies
• Videos
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Peer interaction
• Simulations
• Reflection and discussion
• Accessing information on-line
• Workplace activities

Teaching Schedule

The delivery design of this course allows this module to be delivered as face to face for one day followed by ongoing support online@RMIT using RMIT learning hub.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed text for this course as comprehensive course material will be provided.


Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT web sites Online Learning Hub. The online learning materials listed under each topic include:
• Subject outlines
• Lecture notes
• Reading materials
• Activities

Other Resources

Further online learning materials are available and include:
• Articles of interest
• Class videos
• OHS videos
• Useful external links
• Assignments
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met

Assessment Tasks

A major assessment – Emergency Management Audit - 80% of total mark
Online participation – 20% of total mark

This assessment requires you to develop an audit tool that can be used to assess a workplace Emergency Management System, the audit needs to be compliant with AS 3745-2002 Emergency control organisation and procedures for buildings, structures and workplaces. This will require you to work closely with AS 3745-2002, legislation relevant to your industry and workplace standards to determine the types of questions that need to be asked and the types of evidence that will need to be viewed.

The purpose of this assignment is to develop a tool that can help you assess the level of compliance your workplace or your future workplaces have in the area of emergency management.

A detailed assessment sheet will be distributed in class.

Assessment Matrix

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