This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake minor maintenance and other preparation of equipment for use in emergency situations.

This unit of competency applies to operators who are required to apply procedures to inspect and assemble equipment, undertake minor servicing, ensure equipment is ready and available for use, identify problems and act.

Minor servicing includes one or more of:

  • inspections
  • lubrication
  • pressure checks
  • refilling
  • other maintenance/servicing.

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

This unit of competency applies to all items of equipment that are required for emergency response and all work environments and sectors within the industry.

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: PMAWHS211 – Prepare equipment for emergency response.