This course has been developed for individuals who wish to work or who are appointed in a Facility Fire Safety role. The identified units of competency are industry standard for individuals who are members of an ECO who are chief wardens, deputy chief wardens and communications officers, required to make decisions about the safety of occupants during a facility emergency, give instructions on the priority order for responding to an emergency incident and conclude the facility emergency incident.
This course will equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to have first attack firefighting skills, including preparing for emergency situations, identifying and assessing an emergency, safely confining emergencies, using initial response equipment and reporting on the facility's emergency response. The course has been developed to cover a broad range of emergencies and facilities as considered in Australian Standard 3745 and Australian Standard 4083.
Participants in this course will also learn how to effectively:
- Understand roles and responsibilities
- Understand legislation relating to fire safety
- Identifying fire safety installations and equipment in a building
- Develop an awareness of maintenance and records relating to fire safety
- Develop risk management strategies
- Emergency Planning Processes
- Conducting and Evaluating evacuation exercises and fire drills
- Operating emergency protection and emergency control equipment
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Participants must have the physical capacity to use the appropriate equipment and complete assessment tasks, including commanding, controlling and coordinating of facility emergency response procedures.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
- Identify and implement emergency protection systems and equipment
- Prepare for and undertake pre-emergency planning
- Respond and follow instructions for a fire emergency
- Operate as part of an ECO in a fire emergency
- Lead an ECO in a fire emergency
- Manage a small chemical spill
- Put out a small paper/wood fire
- Workplace emergency checklist
- Facility emergency plan
- Emergency equipment fault log
- Emergency evacuation incident and debrief form
- Incident report
- Hazardous work
- Review safe work practices and plans
Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.