Respond to emergency situations
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and respond effectively to emergency situations. It requires the ability to maintain participant welfare during emergencies.
This unit applies to any type of sport, fitness, aquatic or recreation organisation including commercial, not-for-profit, community and government organisations. It can be applied to a particular environment or workplace, and to specific types of emergency incidents.
It applies to individuals working in a range of sport, fitness, aquatic or recreation roles at different levels of responsibility. All would be guided by organisational emergency response procedures.
Rescue operations are covered in complementary outdoor recreation units (coded SISORSC) and aquatics units (coded SISCAQU).
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
- Prepare in advance for emergencies.
- Locate and interpret organisational emergency response procedures.
- Determine own emergency response responsibilities and identify reporting lines to other personnel.
- Identify types and location of equipment used for different emergency incidents.
- Identify exits and assembly points to be used in the case of evacuation.
- Respond to emergency incidents.
- Identify emergency situations and promptly report to appropriate personnel according to organisational emergency response procedures.
- Use communication systems and protocols during emergency situation according to location and type of incident.
- Provide clear information and follow instructions from personnel during the emergency according to chain of command.
- Select and use emergency equipment suited to the emergency circumstance.
- Instruct and assist participants during emergency.
- Provide clear and concise emergency instructions to participants throughout the emergency response.
- Implement strategies to maintain effective group control.
- Remove participants from danger safely and promptly.
- Monitor the location and condition of participants to ensure their safety.
- Use effective communication to provide information on developments to participants.
- Debrief and complete reports.
- Participate in incident response debrief and identify future response improvements.
- Complete required incident reports according to organisational procedures.
Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.
Reading skills to:
- interpret detailed and potentially unfamiliar organisational procedures for emergency response.
Writing skills to:
- use fundamental sentence structure to record accurate factual information about emergency responses in template incident reports.
Oral communication skills to:
- use clear and unambiguous verbal and non-verbal communications to make intent known.
Problem-solving skills to:
- respond to diverse and unexpected situations to provide a prompt emergency response.
UNIT MAPPING INFORMATION
Supersedes and is not equivalent to SISXEMR001 Respond to emergency situations
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