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Unit of competency details

PUAFER002 - Ensure facility emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUAWER002B - Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented 15/Jul/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 16/Jul/2019


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  16/Jul/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1.  This is the first release of this unit of competency in the PUA Public Safety Training Package.

Application

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to implement facility emergency prevention safety procedures are within a facility, or a defined group of facilities. An individual undertaking this work may be supervising occupants of a facility; typically, they will be a general supervisor.

The unit has been developed to cover the facilities as specified in Australian Standard (AS) 3745 and AS4083. For this unit, as covered by AS3745 and/or AS4083, occupants are people attending a facility on a permanent or temporary basis such as an employee, contractor, student or resident, but not a visitor or patient and a facility is a building, structure or workplace that is, or may be, occupied by people (occupants).

All aspects of the unit must be undertaken in accordance with legislative requirements, facility policies and procedures and accepted safe work practices.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable

Competency Field

Facility Emergency Response

Unit Sector

Public Safety

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1  

Ensure facility emergency prevention processes are implemented 

1.1 

Facility emergency prevention inspections are carried out, in accordance with facility emergency plan and safe work practices

1.2 

Situations that could lead to facility emergencies are identified, mitigated, corrected, recorded and/or reported

1.3 

Safe work practices and plans are reviewed and reported

1.4 

Facility emergency response procedures are implemented to ensure personnel comply with identified emergency prevention practices

2 

Ensure facility emergency protection systems, control equipment and evacuation systems remain effective 

2.1 

Facility emergency response procedures are implemented to ensure work practices do not interfere with emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation system

2.2 

Facility emergency response procedures are implemented to ensure problems or deficiencies with emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation systems are corrected and reported

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non-essential conditions may be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

situations that could lead to facility emergencies must include three or more of the following

  • emergency lighting and/or exit lighting being damaged, missing
  • emergency equipment not being maintained
  • impairing exits and/or pathways to exits
  • interfering with alarm systems
  • not replacing or replenishing used emergency equipment
  • not reporting damage to emergency control equipment or facilities
  • propping open fire or smoke doors

emergency protection systems must include three or more of the following

  • automatic fire, leak and spill movement detectors
  • closed circuit television (CCTV)
  • communications equipment
  • facility emergency plan
  • fire and smoke doors
  • manual alarms
  • security infrastructure
  • special hazard identification systems
  • spill or leak containment systems (sprinkler and deluge systems)
  • warning systems

emergency control equipment must include three or more of the following

  • communications equipment
  • fire and smoke detection, alarm, mitigation and suppression systems
  • first aid kits
  • forcible entry tools
  • initial response firefighting equipment
  • isolation barriers
  • personal protection kits
  • security systems and equipment
  • shower and eyewash
  • spill control kits and equipment

evacuation systems must include three or more of the following

  • access and egress
  • escape equipment
  • exits
  • procedures

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to PUAWER002B Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented.

Links

PUA Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=3eca5672-6d5a-410b-8942-810d0ba05bbf

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1.  This is the first release of this unit of competency in the PUA Public Safety Training Package.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements, performance criteria and range of conditions on at least one occasion and includes

  • applying Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) facility requirements
  • conducting facility emergency prevention inspections
  • delegating tasks according to facility emergency prevention, safe work practices and level of responsibility
  • ensuring facility emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation systems remain effective
  • identifying situations that could lead to facility emergencies
  • monitoring and reviewing facility work area regularly to identify new and unsafe work practices
  • recording and reporting unsafe conditions in a facility
  • reporting on problems or deficiencies with facility emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation systems

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements, performance criteria and range of conditions and includes knowledge of

  • basic types emergency prevention and protection systems and emergency control equipment
  • facility emergency plan and response procedures
  • facility procedures to identify and rectify problems
  • organisational documentation including recording and reporting procedures
  • organisational policies and procedures
  • principles of operation that limit the functioning of emergency prevention and protection systems and emergency control equipment installed in a facility
  • safety inspection processes
  • Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements

Assessment Conditions

As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations. Where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in industry approved simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

Resources for assessment must include access to

  • a range of relevant activities, exercises, case studies and/or simulations
  • that reflect the types of emergencies that may be expected in a facility
  • relevant and appropriate materials, equipment, tools and personal protective clothing and equipment currently used in industry
  • applicable documentation including organisational policies, facility emergency response procedures, facility emergency plan, emergency prevention inspection results, industry standards, equipment specifications, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals.

Links

PUA Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=3eca5672-6d5a-410b-8942-810d0ba05bbf