Course Title: Assist with responding to incidents

Part A: Course Overview

Program: S0031 OHS Skill Set 1 - RIIERP

Course Title: Assist with responding to incidents

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with actions and activities performed in response to incidents.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS406A Assist with responding to incidents


1. Assist with identifying legislative and other requirements

2. Assist with implementing initial incident response procedures

3. Assist with collecting WHS information and data relevant to an investigation

4. Assist incident investigations

5. Assist in implementing recommended measures and actions arising from investigations

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The following range of assessment tools will be used

1. Participation in Discussion Forum
2. Report Writing and/or Case Studies

to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to:

• analyse responses to case studies and scenarios
• assessment of documentation completed when contributing to WHS investigations
• assess knowledge of basic principles of incident causation
• review of reports on safety incidents, injuries and illnesses