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Unit: Working safely

Section: Dealing with emergencies

MSAPMOHS200A: Work safely

Competencies covered

MSAPMOHS200A: Work safely


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Emergencies are situations that are dangerous to life, property or the environment.

They may arise from a fire, explosion, industrial accident, or some other incident that occurs without warning.

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By their very nature, emergencies are unexpected and catch people by surprise.

But if the site has already trained its staff and put procedures in place to cope with the incident, it will be better placed to bring it under control quickly and minimise any damage or injuries.

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In this section, we'll discuss various types of emergencies that workplaces need to be prepared for.

We'll also describe the general procedure for carrying out an emergency evacuation.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section will test your knowledge of the emergency procedures and precautions in place at your workplace. Have a look at the assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  • Emergency evacuations

  • On-site fires

  • Hazardous spills.

These lessons will provide you with background information that will help you with the assignment.

The Just for fun exercise will test your understanding of the different classes of fire, and which materials make up each class.

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