NZQA registered unit standard 20872 version 2 Page 1 of 3

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NZQA registered unit standard
20872 version 2
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Title
Take control of an emergency at an infrastructure works site
Level
4
Purpose
Credits
6
This unit standard is for people responsible for taking control of
an emergency at an infrastructure works site.
People credited with this unit standard are able to take control
of an emergency at an infrastructure works site.
Classification
Infrastructure Works > Infrastructure Works Health, Safety,
and Environment
Available grade
Achieved
Explanatory notes
1
The following legislation must be complied with: Health and Safety in Employment
Act 1992; and Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995.
2
Assessment against this unit standard may take place in a workplace and/or provider
environment.
Assessment parameters will depend on company and site specific equipment,
procedures, and practices. Practices must reflect industry best practice and comply
with legislative requirements.
3
Range
Evidence is required of at least three emergencies relevant to the candidate’s
workplace. Evidence may come from actual and/or simulated situations.
4
Definitions
An emergency is an unforeseen or sudden occurrence of danger demanding
immediate remedy or action.
Company procedures refers to all documented policies, procedures, and
methodologies of the candidate’s employer at the time of training including but not
limited to those relating to health, safety, environment, quality, and operations.
Infrastructure works site refers to a site with activity relating to any of: the
construction and maintenance of infrastructure assets, such as road, rail, port,
airport, and utilities; demolition; bulk earthworks; quarrying; asphalt production; and
bitumen storage and application.
Site safety plan means the comprehensive plan dealing with issues relating to health,
safety, and the environment. This plan may be generic or site specific and will
include an emergency plan. It may include a hazard register.
Infrastructure ITO
SSB Code 101813
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
20872 version 2
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Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Take control of an emergency at an infrastructure works site.
Evidence requirements
1.1
Emergency is assessed in accordance with site safety plan.
1.2
Communication channels to coordinate and control an emergency event are
established and maintained in accordance with company procedures and site
safety plan.
1.3
Critical actions and steps taken to control the emergency are consistent with the
size and nature of the emergency and in accordance with legislative
requirements and site safety plan.
includes but is not limited to – alerting others, evacuation, isolation
of site, use of emergency equipment, trained personnel,
containment.
Range:
1.4
At an accident, work is stopped safely, victim is attended to, area is secured,
hazard is reassessed, and controls are put in place before work recommences.
1.5
In a case of serious harm, accident scene is not disturbed except to save life,
limit suffering, maintain access to essential service or utility, or prevent serious
damage or loss of property.
1.6
Supervision ensures that site is reinstated in accordance with legislative
requirements and site safety plan.
1.7
Documentation is completed and processed in accordance with legislative
requirements and site safety plan.
Planned review date
31 December 2019
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
27 October 2004
31 December 2016
Review
2
19 February 2015
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0101
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Infrastructure ITO
SSB Code 101813
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
20872 version 2
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Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The
CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing
to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors
and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Infrastructure ITO [email protected] if you wish to
suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.
Infrastructure ITO
SSB Code 101813
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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