Chief Fire & Emergency Warden Training | WorkSafe Connect | Brisbane | Townsville | Onsite

Chief Fire & Emergency Warden Training

$350.00 (1 Day)
$350.00 (1 Day)

About this course

Chief Fire & Emergency Warden Training

Townsville
Brisbane
Onsite

Our 1-day course is designed to ensure that students have the skills and knowledge required to control, communicate and coordinate a response in an emergency.

WorkSafe Connect has been delivering workplace health and safety courses related to chief and fire / emergency warden training for over 15 years.

This combined program is made up the following nationally accredited units of competency:

  • PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
  • PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation
  • PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility

The Chief Fire Warden training we deliver is developed to cover a range of workplace emergencies and meets the requirements of Australian Standard 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities.

The Fire and Emergency Warden competency (PUAFER005) is a pre-requisite to the Chief Warden competency (PUAFER005) and is included as part of our course.

Available Dates

Townsville Training

Bayswater Road, Garbutt, Townsville, QLD 4814

7:30am – 4:00pm 4th March 2024

7:30am – 4:00pm 9th April 2024

7:30am – 4:00pm 6th June 2024

Brisbane Training

Construction Training Centre, 460-492 Beaudesert Road, Salisbury, Brisbane, QLD 4107

7:30am – 3:30pm 17th May 2024

7:30am – 3:30pm 28th June 2024

Course Details

Under the Australian Standard 3745-2010, the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) shall consist of a chief warden or equivalent as a minimum.

Key areas covered by this course include:

  • Fire / emergency warden (further detail available here)
  • Pre-emergency preparations and administration
  • Attend training and emergency exercises
  • Their roles and responsibilities in an emergency
  • Decision-making
  • Actions according a workplace emergency response procedure
  • Communication coordination during emergencies
  • Liaising with emergency service
  • Post – emergency activities

This course focuses on individuals who have been appointed to the role (or filling in) of a workplace Chief Warden coordinating its ECO (Emergency Control Organisation).

Covering both Warden and Chief Warden this course provides an individual with the capacity to function in either role. It may also be useful for existing wardens wishing to upskill and seek appointment as Chief Warden.

The training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer assessors who have industry currency, strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.

All assessments are completed within the course with activities driving the student experience to ensure it is engaging and relevant.

WorkSafe Connect offers this course:

  • Face to Face – Public Courses (Brisbane and Townsville)
  • Face to Face – Onsite (at your workplace)

If you would like to discuss delivery options in more detail, then please get in contact with us and would be more than happy to discuss your requirements and options in more detail.

To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments which are aligned with the national units of competency.

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency.

  • PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
  • PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation
  • PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the WorkSafe Connect team today.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no mandated refresher or retraining timeframe. The emergency planning committee (EPC) may write into the workplace’s emergency procedures a period for refresher as identified by their operational or emergency risk assessment.

Yes, as per the Australian Standard 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities, all ECO members (wardens) shall be trained to develop their skills and knowledge:

  • To undertake duties set out in the emergency response procedure.
  • Cover specific items as identified at clauses 6.3.1.2 and 6.3.2

A Chief Warden manages an emergency response including ensuring the workplace is prepared to respond, taking command and being the decision maker in emergency proceedings, being a warden, communication with other wardens, ensuring emergency procedures are followed and liaising with emergency services.

A Chief Warden must also manage post-response duties including retaining control until emergency services relinquish their control and debriefing.

The ECO shall consist of a chief warden or equivalent as a minimum.

The Australian Standard 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities identifies at clauses 6.3.1.2 and 6.3.2 specify items that must be covered. The following units of competency have been designed around these units to easily identify the training requirement:

  • Fire and Emergency Warden
  • PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

Use the acronym RACE:

  • Remove everyone from the area
  • Alarm – Commence procedures for alerting emergency services
  • Confine the fire – Close doors behind you
  • Extinguish or evacuate – Only extinguish if it safe to do so, otherwise evacuate
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