Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations

This unit is an accredited training resource consistent with the Nationally Recognised Training requirements for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and is ideal for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in Australia. It consists of Learning Resource Material (instructional theory), an Assessment Workbook, and information about assessment mapping to the Performance Criteria, Knowledge Evidence, and Performance Evidence requirements of this accredited unit.

Our PUAFER001 training product is available for purchase as a hardcopy (printed) book in both Learner Guide and Trainer/Assessor Guide variants. This unit is available for enrolment and online training/assessment via Catapult LMS (Learning Management System). NOTE: If you are a training provider, please do your own validation, in accordance with your Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS).

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Unit information about the PUAFER001 training material in this resource

PUAFER001 information from training.gov.au.


This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required by occupants to identify and prevent the development of facility emergency situations or to minimise their consequences, and to report if emergency protection systems and/or equipment is compromised.

It applies to a broad range of emergencies and covers the work required before an emergency services and/or specialist response team arrives; it does not include the specific use of equipment to prevent facility emergency situations.

The unit has been developed to cover facilities as specified in Australian Standard 3745 and AS 4083. For this unit, as covered by AS 3745 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 approved safe practices. It applies to occupants who are required to be ‘emergency aware’ in their facility.

Unit mapping information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to PUAWER001B Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

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

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

Public Safety—Facility Emergency Response

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

Not applicable

Assessment conditions

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations. Where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in industry approved simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

Resources for assessment must include access to

  • a range of relevant activities, exercises, case studies and/or simulations

  • relevant and appropriate materials, equipment, tools and personal protective clothing and equipment currently used in industry

  • applicable documentation including organisational procedures, facility emergency response procedures, industry standards, equipment specifications, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

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