Fire Warden

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Description
This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to operate as part of an emergency control organisation by performing the role of a Fire Warden.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those persons required to perform the role of Communications Officer, Area/Floor Warden or Warden during emergency situations.

Units of Competency

  • PUAWER005B Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

Course Duration

  • 2-3 hours (5 hours if combined with our First Attack Firefighting course)

Student Numbers

  • Min 6
  • Max 12
Award Issued
Upon successful completion of the assessment requirements of this course, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and wallet card.

Recertification
Refreshers recommended every 2 years.

Pre-requisites
Nil

Pre-entry Requirements
Students must be physically capable of participating in the practical activities and demonstrate a basic level of language, literacy and numeracy.

Delivery Methods
The course content will be delivered in a classroom environment using PowerPoint presentations, video, group discussion and a number of demonstration and skill building activities.

Assessment Methods
Students will be assessed in a practical assessment simulating a relevant emergency scenario.
Underpinning knowledge will be assessed through the use of a theory assessment (containing multiple-choice questions).

COURSE CONTENT

  • Australian Standards and relevant legislation
  • Nature of emergencies
  • Functions of the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO)
  • Responsibilities of a Fire Warden
  • Evacuation procedures & priorities
  • Coordinating with ECO members and emergency services
  • Post-initial response activities
  • Site evacuation exercise

Notes
This course is often combined with our First Attack Firefighting course (Total duration – 5 hours).
All of our courses are tailored to site policies and procedures. Appropriate clothing is to be worn when attending training including long pants, long shirts and enclosed footwear. PPE specified by the workplace is also to be worn.