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Course Overview

This course prepares people for the delegated responsibility as part of an emergency control organisation to lead in the preparation of workplace emergency procedures, command, control and coordinate workplace emergency procedures and response and conclude the incident.

It is designed for leaders of Emergency Control Organisations (ECO’s) in factories, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, offices or other workplaces. This includes Chief Wardens, Deputy Chief Wardens and Communication Officers.

Participants are assisted in understanding their position within the emergency response structure and the importance of communication, decision making and reporting.

Workplace emergencies are discussed, along with the appropriate considerations and responses. Site communications and procedures for evacuation of personnel to nominated muster points are discussed and explained.

As part of this course, participants will also participate in a tailored “table-top” discussion exercise, specific to their site.

People should receive training for this course if they are currently in an Emergency Warden position and are going to become the Chief Warden, Deputy Chief Warden or Communications Officer in an emergency situation.

Duration: 2 Hours
Location: This course is normally trained at your Workplace using your sites Emergency Policies and Procedures. If necessary we can train at our Training Centre tailoring this course to your sites specific requirements.
Cost: Please call or email our office to obtain more information including pricing and course dates. 
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Subjects Covered

  • Emergency Control Organisation
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • PPRR Method


As we are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) our participants will be awarded a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment on the successful completion of the training and assessment for this course.

The Units of competency covered in this course are:

PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation

Prerequisite (PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation)

Refresher Training

As per AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities, skills retention activities for members of the ECO (including wardens) must be undertaken at intervals no greater than 6 months, and shall;

  • Be determined by the EPC (Emergency Planning Committee)
  • Include revision of roles and responsibilities
  • Include instruction of the operation of the communications systems (if installed)

Skills retention activities may also include but not necessarily be limited to table-top exercises and evacuation exercises for the ECO.

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