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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

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

PUAFER001 - Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations
PUAFER002 - Ensure facility emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
PUAFER004 - Respond to facility emergencies
PUAFER005 - Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
PUAFER006 - Lead an emergency control organisation
PUAFER008 - Confine small emergencies in a facility

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 14 Hours

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.

This certificate does not require renewal

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Performance 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

Case Studies:

  • 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.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909