Unit of competency details

PUAWER002B - Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented (Release 1)


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1 (this release)Replaced 05/May/2009

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

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SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  03/Sep/2009 
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Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

This unit covers the competency required to implement workplace emergency prevention procedures within a workplace or a defined group of workplaces.

The person undertaking this work may be supervising some people in the workplace.

This unit:

  • has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies  and workplaces  as considered in Australian Standard 37452002
  • is part of a suite of eleven workplace emergency response units of competency that has three streams
  • is part of the prevention stream.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

The application of this unit in the workplace - the environments, complexities and situations involved - will be written during Phase II of the Review of the PUA00 Public Safety Training Package.

This text will be useful for the purposes of job descriptions, recruitment advice or job analysis; where possible, it will not be too job specific to allow other industries to import it into other Training Packages, where feasible.

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Employability Skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a Unit of Competency.

Performance Criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the Required Skills and Knowledge and/or the Range Statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Ensure workplace emergency prevention processes are implemented 

1.1 Workplace emergency prevention inspections are carried out according to workplace procedures, safe practices and workplace emergency management plan

1.2 Situations that could lead to workplace emergencies  are identified, mitigated or corrected, and recorded or reported according to workplace procedures

1.3 Processes are reviewed and reported according to workplace procedures

2. Ensure appropriate hazard analysis is undertaken and results are implemented 

2.1 Workplace procedures are implemented to ensure that an emergency prevention hazard analysis  in the area is routinely undertaken

2.2 Personnel are designated to implement the processes according to the hazard analysis

2.3 Workplace procedures are implemented to ensure personnel comply with identified emergency prevention processes

3. Ensure workplace emergency protection systems , emergency control equipment and evacuation systems remain effective 

3.1 Workplace procedures are implemented to ensure work practices do not interfere with the area's emergency protection systems , emergency control equipment  and evacuation systems 

3.2 Workplace procedures are implemented to ensure problems or deficiencies with area emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation systems are corrected and reported according to workplace procedures

Required Skills and Knowledge


This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required Skills 

  • communicate
  • delegate
  • leadership
  • organising

Required Knowledge 

  • basic types, principles of operation and limitations of emergency prevention and protection systems and emergency control equipment typically installed in the workplace
  • hazard analysis processes
  • reporting procedures
  • workplace procedures to rectify problems

Evidence Guide


Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Assessment must confirm the ability to identify workplace emergency prevention procedures and to ensure these procedures are routinely implemented

Consistency in performance 

Competency should be demonstrated over time with a range of emergencies that could be expected in the workplace

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Context of assessment 

Competency should be assessed in the workplace or in a simulated workplace

Specific resources for assessment 

Access to:

  • scenarios that reflect a range of emergency situations that may be expected in the workplace
  • relevant workplace hazard analysis results

Guidance information for assessment 

Information that will assist or guide assessment will be written during Phase II of the Review of the PUA00 Public Safety Training Package.

Range Statement


The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised  wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Emergencies must include those emergencies identified by the workplace hazard analysis , which may include 

Animal or livestock emergencies

Bomb threat

Building invasion/armed invasion

Chemical, biological and radiological

Civil disorder

Criminal acts

Cyclones, including storm surge

Deliberate self-harm


Failure of utilities



Hazardous substances incidents

Hostage situations

Industrial accident

Letter bomb

Medical emergency

Severe weather/storm damage

Structural instability


Transport accident

Toxic emission

Veterinary emergencies


Workplaces include 

Workplaces, buildings and structures as outlined in Australian Standard 37452002

Workplace emergency prevention processes may include 



Records that indicate equipment and systems operate within acceptable safety limits

Training logs and records

Visual checks

Situations that could lead to workplace emergencies may include 

Deficient or ineffective security arrangements

Failure to follow safe practices

Fire/smoke hazards

Poor housekeeping

Unreported faults

Unsafe practices

Unsafe storage and handling of dangerous goods and hazardous materials

Unsafe use of electrical or mechanical equipment

Hazard analysis is 

Assessed either subjectively (non-quantitatively) or numerically

Ongoing and dynamic

Part of an emergency risk management process

The process of determining the degree of threat that is posed by one or more hazards to one or more resources, or the product of that process

Emergency protection systems may include 

Automatic fire/leak/spill/movement detectors

Communications equipment


Fire/smoke doors

Manual alarms

Security infrastructure

Special hazard identification systems

Spill/leak containment systems (sprinkler and deluge systems

Warning systems

Emergency control equipment may include 

Communications equipment

Escape equipment

Fire/smoke detection, alarm, mitigation and suppression systems

First-aid kits

Forcible entry tools

Initial response firefighting equipment

Isolation barriers

Personal protection kits

Shower and eyewash

Spill control kits/equipment

Evacuation systems include 

Access, egress



Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

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