This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to develop tactics to be used in the containment of incidents in on-shore and off-shore facilities.

An incident is an event which causes, or could have caused, injury or illness; damage to plant, material, or the environment; disruption to production or public alarm.

An incident is an unintended event, or an unintended consequence of an intended event, such as:

  • fire and explosion
  • loss of containment
  • excursions above/below acceptable limits for emissions or plant conditions
  • excursions above occupational hygiene or biological exposure limits
  • non-compliance with regulatory requirements
  • security breaches
  • failure to follow procedures
  • complaints
  • vehicle incidents
  • on/off-site incidents.

This unit of competency applies to incident coordinators, managers, technical specialists, or those in similar roles who are part of an incident response team. They may, but may not, have an ongoing role in managing the training and incident exercise system.

They will be required to assess the nature of the potential incident, identify objectives for incident containment, evaluate alternative tactics, analyse, and interpret feedback and other information, recommend tactics appropriate to the context, and ensure that documentation and information is available to those who require it.

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of an incident management team and working in liaison with other members of the incident management team and the incident manager, as appropriate.

Pre-requisite Unit


All learners must be able to read and comprehend English to a level that will enable them to safely perform duties as specified in the competency standard. PreStart Safety & Training recognises that some learners may require more support to meet the requirements of the training course. We will endeavour to meet these needs with regards to; language, literacy and numeracy skills. Learners are encouraged, prior to commencing the course and where applicable, to complete an PreStart Safety & Training LLN analysis, which will assist the Trainer/Assessor to interpret individual skill level and manage this from the onset. Learners must complete and return a pre-course assessment (as supplied by PreStart Safety & Training).

All successful applicants will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment: Develop incident containment tactics – PMAOMIR444.