Portable Fire Equipment, Emergency Warden & Chief Warden

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Course Overview

This course is designed for leaders of Emergency Control Organisations (ECO’s) in factories, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, offices or other workplaces that also need to learn the duties of the Emergency Wardens they will lead and who undertake a first response to fire incidents in onshore and offshore situations/emergencies. This includes Chief Wardens, Deputy Chief Wardens and Communication Officers.

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.

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.

This course is designed for anyone that is going to become the Communications Officer, Deputy Lead Warden or Lead Warden in an emergency situation and has not been trained in Emergency Warden and Portable Fire Equipment competencies.

Duration: 8 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

  • Types of Emergencies
  • First Response to Emergencies
  • Raising the alarm
  • Safety alarms
  • Contacting Emergency Services
  • Chemistry of a Fire
  • The Fire Tetrahedron
  • Transfer of Heat
  • Classes of Fire
  • Type of Extinguishers
  • Extinguisher Compatibility to type of fire
  • Initial Actions-Method of Extinguishment
  • Emergency Control Organisation
  • ECO Structure
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Stages of evacuation
  • After Incident Actions
  • PPRR Method

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.

Certification

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:

MSMWHS212 Undertake first response to fire incidents

PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
(this unit is a prerequisite for PUAWER006B)

PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation

Refresher Training

AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities states that where first-attack firefighting by specific occupants is included in the emergency procedures, these occupants shall attend a skills retention activity in first-attack firefighting at intervals not greater than two years.

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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