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Control Room Operator Emergency Response Standard

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Control Room Operator Emergency Response Standard


The aim and objective of the CRO Emergency Response Competence Assessment are to formally assess the candidate in the role of the CRO during an emergency situation in a simulated environment.

The competence statements contained in this standard provide a clear description of performance in the workplace:

a. What practitioners are expected to do
b. Underpinning knowledge and skills required to enable them to do what was expected
c. How they could demonstrate what was expected of them
d. How their performance would be assessed

Target Group

The target group for CRO Emergency Response Competence Assessment are personnel who have been deemed ready by their employer to be formally assessed in the role of a CRO during an emergency situation.


A formal declaration from the candidate’s employer confirming that the candidate has achieved the performance criteria in Unit 1, Element 1.1 in the workplace, and that the candidate has been deemed ready for formal assessment against Elements 1. 2 to 1.3. of the OPITO Standard (9004)


The method of assessment is direct observation of the performance of the CRO under simulated conditions according to this OPITO standard (9004).

Course Contents

The CRO Emergency Response Competence Content is detailed below:

Element 1.1: Maintain a State of Readiness
1.1.1 Effectively access current emergency procedures and report all anomalies.
1.1.2 Identify all conditions which may affect the emergency response.
1.1.3 Effectively hand over all safety critical information.
1.1.4 Effectively participate in drills and exercises.
1.1.5 Work safely in accordance with legislation, operational requirements and associated Safe Systems of Work.

Element 1.2: Control Critical Situations
1.2.1 Identify developing and existing critical situations, acting on warning signs.
1.2.2 Interpret relevant alarms and take actions appropriate to the situation.
1.2.3 Monitor the situation and take effective action to minimize risks to personnel, process, plant and equipment.
1.2.4 Use of appropriate procedures relevant to the situation
1.2.5 Communicate the critical situation correctly to appropriate personnel
1.2.6 Recognize limits of authority

Element 1.3: Respond to Emergencies
1.3.1 Accurately identify and immediately take the actions required to make the situation safe.
1.3.2 Activate all relevant alarms
1.3.3 Effectively communicate all relevant information and instructions.
1.3.4 Clarify and act upon information received
1.3.5 Record critical information.

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