Course Title: Respond to emergencies

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5161 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Respond to emergencies

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term2 2010

Course Contact: Nevil Schultz

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4221

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course develops competency in preparation methods for readiness to respond to emergencies when preparing, storing & handling chemicals, such as herbicides and pesticides. This includes understanding and implementing emergency response protocols. Evaluation of an emergency is also part of this, where hazard level is determined and availability of key first response personnel.  Emergency prioritisation of responses is also a component. Physical and organisational infrastructure, such as chemical store emergency response protocols and signage are identified. Examples are use of safety shower, eye bath, wash-down procedure & spill kit usage. The monitoring of health of exposed persons is included. The method to obtain urgent assistance from emergency services and connected bodies such as the Poisons Information Service to health-affecting emergencies is given.  Hazard isolation techniques and first aid responses identified to the level of the respondee’s qualification.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This Course is delivered and assessed as a part of a cluster with Prepare & Apply Chemicals, Transport & Handle Chemicals, Control Weeds.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

RTC3701A Respond to emergencies


Act in an emergency

Apply essential first aid techniques

Evaluate the emergency

Implement fire prevention and control on site and in the workshop

Prepare for emergency situations

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Hazchem problem Sheet

Incident Response Simulation Task

Label Reading Task

Chemical Storage shed design

Incident Report & Signage Task