Unit of competency details

TLIF707C - Implement and coordinate accident-emergency procedures (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to TLIF4007A - Implement and coordinate accident-emergency procedures06/Mar/2011

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Jul/2008

Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

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DEF40512 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance OperationsCertificate IV in Explosive Ordnance OperationsSuperseded1-2 
PUA41910 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)Superseded
AVI40508 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Leadership and Supervision)Certificate IV in Aviation (Leadership and Supervision)Superseded
PUA40510 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Operations)Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Operations)Superseded
DEF41912 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance ManufactureCertificate IV in Explosive Ordnance ManufactureSuperseded1-2 
PUA42010 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental)Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental)Superseded
DEF42012 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Proof and ExperimentalCertificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Proof and ExperimentalDeleted1-2 
AVI40408 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service)Certificate IV in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service)Superseded
FPI40105 - Certificate IV in Forest OperationsCertificate IV in Forest OperationsSuperseded
DEF40412 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance MaintenanceCertificate IV in Explosive Ordnance MaintenanceSuperseded1-2 
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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  25/Nov/2008 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to implement and coordinate accident-emergency procedures, including responding to the incident, conducting on-site activities, and completing follow-up actions.

Application of the Unit

Work must be carried out in compliance with the relevant regulations and workplace procedures concerning action to be taken in the event of an emergency, fire or accident.

Work is performed under some supervision generally within a team environment. It involves the application of the basic emergency response principles to the implementation of accident-emergency procedures including the provision of assistance ranging from simple injuries to the application of life support systems.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this competency is packaged will assist in identifying employability skill requirements.

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. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria 


Performance Criteria 


Respond to the incident 


Details of incidents, accidents and emergencies are received, analysed and confirmed


Immediate coordination requirements are identified and actioned in accordance with organisation procedures


Travel to the incident site is by the shortest, fastest, legal means and routes


Coordinate on-site activities 


Control of site activities is assumed on arrival and the operator and other authorities present are informed of this action


Assistance is provided to clients and operators within the limitations of duty of care and organisation requirements


Details of personnel, including names and nature of injuries, are notified to relevant personnel, following enterprise procedures


Assistance is provided to relevant authorities within legal and policy limitations


Complete follow-up actions 


Details of affected personnel, including names, nature of injuries and follow-up treatments are notified to next-of-kin in accordance with organisation procedures


Incidents resulting in a near miss, accident or emergency are investigated and a report, including recommendations, is completed in accordance with enterprise policies and procedures


Accident procedures and emergency plans are reviewed for effectiveness and recommendations for changes are prepared and submitted to appropriate persons

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required knowledge :

Relevant OH&S and other regulatory codes, procedures and guidelines concerning response to accidents and emergencies

Risks and hazards in the workplace and related precautions to control the risk

Workplace procedures and policies for responding to accident/emergency situations

Types of accidents and emergencies that can occur in a workplace and the appropriate action to be taken in each case

Types of emergency equipment in the workplace and instructions for its use

Site layout and obstacles

Means to control and organise the accident scene, provide practical assistance and cooperate with others at the scene

Focus of operation of work systems, equipment, management and site operating systems

Required skills :

Communicate effectively with others when implementing and coordinating accident and emergency procedures

Read and interpret instructions, procedures, information and signs relevant to the implementation and coordination of accident and emergency procedures

Identify containers and goods coding, ADG and IMDG markings and where applicable emergency information panels

Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work

Complete documentation related to the implementation and coordination of accident and emergency procedures

Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol

Work collaboratively with others when implementing and coordinating accident and emergency procedures

Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others

Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems, faults or malfunctions that may arise when implementing and coordinating accident and emergency procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

Implement contingency plans for unplanned events that may occur when implementing and coordinating accident and emergency procedures

Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during work activities

Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule

Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments

Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment

Identify, select and use emergency equipment, processes and procedures

Operate and adapt to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures

Select and use required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and OH&S standards

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required knowledge and skills, the range statement and the assessment guidelines for this Training Package.

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

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria of this unit and include demonstration of applying:

the underpinning knowledge and skills

relevant legislation and workplace procedures

other relevant aspects of the range statement

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts

Resources for assessment include:

a range of relevant exercises, case studies and other simulated practical and knowledge assessment, and/or

access to an appropriate range of relevant operational situations in the workplace

In both real and simulated environments, access is required to:

relevant and appropriate materials and/or equipment, and/or

applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

Method of assessment 

Assessment of this unit must be undertaken by a registered training organisation

As a minimum, assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate written/oral tests

Practical assessment must occur:

through appropriately simulated activities at the registered training organisation, and/or

in an appropriate range of situations in the workplace

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.

Work may be conducted:

in a range of work environments and weather conditions

by day or night

Customers may be:

internal or external

Workplaces may comprise:

large, medium or small worksites

Work may be conducted in:

restricted spaces

exposed conditions

controlled or open environments

Action to be taken in the event of an accident-emergency may include:

identifying and following established emergency procedures

assessing the nature and extent of the emergency

rendering assistance and first aid

isolating and coordinating safety of the scene

alerting relevant organisational personnel and emergency services

recording relevant information and reporting on accident/emergency situation in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements

Emergency equipment may include:

first aid kit

fire extinguishers

fire hose

fire blanket

resuscitation equipment

Hazards in the work area may include:

exposure to chemicals

exposure to dangerous or hazardous substances

movements of equipment, goods and materials

accidents involving chemicals, toxic substances and other harmful substances

accidents involving equipment and vehicles

explosion and/or fire

personal accidents including lifting injuries

waste management and disposal

violent incidents such as armed robberies

Consultative processes may include:

workplace personnel and management

designated workplace emergency officers

emergency services personnel including ambulance, police, fire services, etc.

union representatives

industrial relations and OH&S specialists

other professional or technical staff

site visitors


official representatives

Communication in the work area may include:


electronic data interchange





oral, aural or signed communications

Personal protective equipment may include:


safety headwear and footwear

safety glasses

two-way radios

high visibility clothing

breathing apparatus

Depending on the type of organisation concerned and the local terminology used, workplace procedures may include:

company procedures

enterprise procedures

organisational procedures

established procedures

Information/documents may include:

workplace emergency/fire/accident procedures

workplace procedures for the use of emergency equipment and personal protection equipment

first aid instructions and procedures

manufacturers instructions concerning the use and servicing of equipment

manifests, bar codes, goods and container identification goods identification numbers and codes

material safety data sheets

codes of practice including the Dangerous Goods Code

IMDG code markings, HAZCHEM codes and where applicable emergency information panels

relevant legislation, regulations and related documentation related to emergency response situations

award, enterprise bargaining agreement, other industrial arrangements

relevant Australian standards and certification requirements

quality assurance procedures

supplier and/or client advice on the hazards involved with goods or cargo

Applicable regulations and legislation may include:

relevant state/territory OH&S legislation

relevant state/territory environmental protection legislation

emergency procedures regulations

dangerous goods and hazardous goods regulations

relevant Australian standards and certification including Australian Standard AS 2865 - Safe Working in a Confined Space Code

workplace relations regulations

workers compensation regulations

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

Competency Field

F - Safety Management