Deal with hazards

Business Sectors (Suites): Process Engineering Maintenance
Developed by: Cogent
Approved on: 27 Mar 2018


​This standard is about your competence in minimising risks arising from accidents and incidents by taking the appropriate action. This will require taking action to minimise risks to personnel and property, calling for help following an incident, following shutdown and evacuation procedures and where possible taking action. This standard is common to the Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control disciplines.

This standard deals with the following:
1 Deal with hazards

During this work you must take account of the relevant worksite operational requirements, procedures and safe working practices AS THEY APPLY TO YOU.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

P1 work safely at all times, complying with health and safety and other relevant regulations and guidelines
P2 call for expert help in the event of contingencies occurring, using warning systems as appropriate
P3 take prompt and appropriate action to minimize risk of personal and third party injury as a first priority and then damage to property and equipment
P4 follow shutdown and evacuation procedures promptly and correctly
P5 deal safely with dangers that can be contained using appropriate equipment and materials, in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

K1 you must have a working knowledge and understanding of what your responsibilities are in respect of Heath, Safety and Environment. This should include the limits of your personal responsibility, your legal responsibility for your own health and safety and the health and safety of others
K2 you must have a working knowledge of the relevant regulations and the safe working practices and procedures required within your work area
K3 you must have an appreciation of the first aid procedures. This must include the locations of the first aid stations and where to find the list of approved staff trained in first aid
K4 you must have a working knowledge and understanding on the evacuation procedures from the work site to a safe area
K5 you must have an appreciation of the contingency reporting documentation and systems for the work site
K6 you must have an appreciation of the reporting lines and procedures for the work site


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge

​The Knowledge and Understanding levels expressed indicate the minimum level of knowledge and understanding sufficient to perform your role in a manner that would normally be associated with the minimum acceptable performance of a competent person undertaking your role.

The expression “an appreciation” is intended to indicate a level of knowledge and understanding equating to:
1 An awareness of the existence, the scope and the background to the content covered by the knowledge and understanding statement
2 How and where to find further detail and information that you will need
3 Having obtained the information, you will be expected to check your interpretation and then to be able to apply it to your situation

The expression ”working knowledge and understanding” indicates you are able to:
4 Identify and apply relevant information, procedures and practices to your usual role in your expected working environments needing only occasional recourse to reference materials
5 Describe, in your own words, the principles underlying your working methods. This does not mean the ability to quote “Chapter and verse”. Rather you must know what supporting information is available, how and where to find it and from whom to seek further guidance and information confirm any additional required detail

6 Interpret and apply the information obtained to your role, your working practice and in your expected working environment





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Indicative Review Date

27 Mar 2022





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Relevant Occupations

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, Engineering Professionals, Manufacturing Technologies

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minimise risk, hazards, evacuation procedures