BSBWHS510

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • identify potential emergencies and their causes, with input from others, including specialist advisers and emergency agencies and document them in a risk register
  • identify and prioritise options for initial response to contain or limit emergencies and their impact, and for liaison with emergency services
  • plan initial response procedures including:
    • categorising major types of potential emergencies
    • identifying required resources
    • checking equipment
    • documenting required actions for a range of major types of emergency, with input from others and in keeping with standards and current industry practice
    • identifying training needs and providers
  • implement initial response procedures including:
    • documenting and displaying actions required
    • outlining own role
    • following appropriate procedures
  • contribute to post-event activities including supporting others and contributing to debriefing
  • monitor emergency response and address deficiencies including:
    • consulting
    • documenting and reporting results
    • identifying improvements

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • basic emergency prevention controls typically installed in a workplace including:
    • emergency alerting systems
    • emergency protection systems
    • smoke alarms, fire alarms and fire extinguishers
    • required safety wear
    • security systems
  • the enterprise physical site and work areas
  • enterprise reporting procedures for an emergency
  • the essential actions of self and others in an emergency
  • hazards and precautions to be taken during an emergency
  • hazards arising from evacuation
  • the information needs of emergency response personnel during reporting, arrival and response to an emergency
  • internal and external sources of work health and safety (WHS) information and data and how to access them
  • organisational and workplace WHS policies and procedures
  • the organisational structure, roles and responsibilities contributing to the implementation of emergency procedures
  • the powers of safety representatives and other authorised WHS personnel to implement an immediate cease work if an immediate danger to WHS exists
  • the principles and priorities for evacuation, checking and accounting for people
  • the principles of fire protection and emergency response
  • relevant Commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance material and how it applies to the implementation of emergency procedures
  • roles and responsibilities of WHS personnel
  • examples of emergency responses typically used in workplaces
  • the WHS information needs of work unit or work team