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Emergency Response Planning

Nationally recognised units of competency
RIIERR301E - Respond to worksite incidents
RIIRIS301E - Apply risk management process

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Practical hands-on training for emergency response planning and dynamic incident response.

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Location (South East) Start Date Places Left

For group bookings please call us on 1300 990 810.

Course Details


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by Pinnacle Safety and Training (RTO 40496).

National units of competency

  • RIIERR301E - Respond to worksite incidents
  • RIIRIS301E - Apply risk management process

Course Duration

1 day on-site OR 1 day off-site at our purpose-built training facility.


Course Overview

Pinnacle’s Emergency Response Training is designed for those operating in the role of an Emergency Responder. Effective planning and preparation is a crucial element to any successful rescue. In this course you will assume the role of an emergency response team member and learn the important skills required to develop, test and implement rescue procedures. As a team you will be required to develop risk mitigation strategies to prevent work site incidents and practically test a range of possible rescue scenarios.

Course Outline

  • Review work activities and conduct inspections as an ERT member
  • Identify hazards and risks associated with the work activities
  • Identify gaps in standard operating procedure from a rescue perspective
  • Recommend appropriate control measures to mitigate risks
  • Adapt rescue techniques using a range of available response equipment
  • Respond to a range of dynamic incidents
  • Work in a team to plan and enact an appropriate emergency response based on a given scenario

Course Inclusions

  • Training conducted by an experienced emergency services instructor with strong knowledge of relevant legislation and Australian Standards
  • Practical hands-on training tailored to the requirements of the worksite

Mandatory Prerequisites

Participants must hold current skills and units of competency in the following courses:

  • Advanced First Aid
  • Operate Breathing Apparatus
  • Confined Space Rescue

Participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Have the ability to read and write English
  • Arrive in suitable attire, including long pants and closed-in shoes
  • Meet all prerequisite requirements for this course. You must hold certificates in Breathing Apparatus, Confined Space Rescue, HAZMAT and Advanced First Aid within the last 3 years.
  • Participants must be clean shaven (for breathing apparatus)
  • This training is realistic and very physical. It is important that all personnel who attend this course are willing and capable of moving about in dark, possibly smoky, confined spaces while wearing 15kg breathing apparatus sets.
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