Fire Safety Courses

Chief Warden & Building Evacuation

The Chief Warden is head of the ECO and should have a good knowledge of the layout of the building, structure and workplace. On becoming aware of an emergency, the Chief Warden shall take the following actions:

  • Ascertain the nature of the emergency and determine appropriate action
  • Ensure that the appropriate emergency service has been notified
  • Ensure that floor or area wardens are advised of the situation
  • If necessary, initiate evacuation and control entry to the affected areas
  • Ensure the progress of the evacuation and any action taken is recorded in an incident log
  • Brief the emergency services personnel upon arrival on type, scope and location of the emergency and the status of the evacuation.

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Control Minor Incidents

This course covers control of minor incidents. The competency would be possessed generally by most/all operations personnel and some non-operations personnel. It would require training in addition to that which might typically be part of an induction program, but does not require specialist training such as is given to members of an incident response team. The general purpose of this initial response is to prevent any incident from escalating.

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Operate Fire Extinguisher

Confine Small Workplace Emergencies

This unit covers the competency required to confine small workplace emergencies.

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Undertake First Response to Fire Incidents

This unit is designed to ensure that an appropriate first response to fire incidents in onshore and offshore situations/emergencies is achieved. This competency applies to students who are required to respond to fires in the workplace (other than evacuating to the assembly point). It covers the first response (only) to fire, and does not include aggressive fire fighting. Typically this response would be undertaken to contain/extinguish a minor fire or to contain a more major fire while external help arrived.

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Warden & Building Evacuation

This course has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745 – 2010.

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