Emergency Warden

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Course Overview

This course is designed for members of the Emergency Control Organisation (wardens) in factories, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, offices or other workplaces.

Emergency Control Organisations (ECO’s) are defined in the Australian Standards. In this course participants are assisted in understanding their position within the emergency response structure, and the importance of a team response to effectively control emergencies.

Workplace emergencies such as fires, bomb threats, chemical spills and other 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.

People should receive training for emergency warden if they aspire to be, or are currently serving as:

  • a member of an Emergency Control Organisation;
  • a member of an Emergency Planning Organisation.
Duration: 4 Hours
Location: This course is normally trained at your Workplace using your sites Emergency Plans, 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

  • Raising the alarm
  • ECO Structure
  • Stages of evacuation
  • Safety alarms
  • Emergency Procedures

Pre-entry Requirements

Fitness to Participate and Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required in order to communicate, complete, undertake written and practical assessment activities. If you have any concerns regarding the LLN requirements, please contact 1300 886 208 for assistance.


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:

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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