Course Title: Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4379 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Title: Contribute to implementing emergency procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254309

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation of planning and response procedures for emergencies.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures


1 Identify potential emergencies

2 Identify options for initial response

3 Plan initial response procedures

4 Implement initial response procedures

5 Contribute to post-event activities

6 Monitor emergency response and address deficiencies

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will need to show evidence to;
• identify potential emergencies and their causes, with input from others, including specialist advisers and emergency agencies and document them in a risk register
• identify and prioritise options for initial response to contain or limit emergencies and their impact, and for liaison with emergency services
• plan initial response procedures including:
       • categorising major types of potential emergencies
       • identifying required resources
       • checking equipment
       • documenting required actions for a range of major types of emergency, with input from others and in keeping with standards and current industry practice
       • identifying training needs and providers
• implement initial response procedures including:
       • documenting and displaying actions required
       • outlining own role
       • following appropriate procedures
       • contribute to post-event activities including supporting others and contributing to debriefing
• monitor emergency response and address deficiencies including:
       • consulting
       • documenting and reporting results
       • identifying improvements.

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge.
Assessment in this course will involve the following activities

Task 1. Assignment. Case study identifying, response and implementing emergency procedures
This task relates to Elements 1, 2, 3 & 4

Task 1. Discussion Forum. Case Study monitor emergency response and address deficiencies
This task relates to Elements 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Conditions
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced by individuals carrying out work health and safety duties in the workplace and include access to:
• office equipment and resources
• workplace policies and procedures
• WHS legislation, regulations and codes of practice
• case studies and, where possible, real situations
• interaction with others.