Manage an Emergency Control Organisation


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This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required by a member of an Emergency Planning Committee to document and maintain a facility emergency plan, to establish and maintain an emergency control organisation and to operate in accordance with the facility’s emergency plan. It includes initiating emergency response planning, ensuring an emergency control organisation is in place, providing for initiation and control of an initial emergency response, providing for post initial response activities, planning and implementing emergency control training and providing support in the post response and/or recovery phase.

The unit has been developed to cover facilities as specified in Australian Standard (AS) 3745 and AS4083. For this unit, as outlined in 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, organisational policies and procedures and accepted safe work practices. It applies to members of an Emergency Planning Committee.

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


Upon successful completion of this course, you will attain the nationally recognised Australian qualification PUAFER007 Manage an emergency control organisation.

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PUAFER007 Manage an emergency control organisation

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