Fire Warden Training

Fire Warden Training is designed for all those who are assigned fire warden duties in the building and construction workplace.

Course Overview

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to confine small emergencies in a facility and it applies to occupants who are required to have first attack firefighting skills. It includes preparing for emergency situations, identifying and assessing an emergency, safely confining emergencies, using initial response equipment and reporting on the facility’s emergency response.

Small emergencies in a facility include incidents such as small fires that can be controlled using a fire extinguisher; chemical spills that can be controlled using facility personal protective clothing and equipment and a spill kit; or a vehicle accident where there is no significant injury or damage.

Practical assessment will be conducted throughout the day in order for students to demonstrate that they have the required knowledge and skills to respond to fire incidents.

Assessments conducted during the face-to-face training session(s) include:

Performance tasks – The assessor must observe the following performance tasks:

  • Prepare for emergency situations
  • Manage a small chemical spill
  • Put out a small paper/wood fire.

Documentation – The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:

  • Facility emergency plan
  • Incident/ Emergency report

Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

Fire extinguisher competency training is also covered in this course.

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Award issued on completion

PUAWER008B – Confine small workplace emergencies

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 24 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au

Provider of Training and Assessment

This course is delivered and assessed by Safety Ba6 in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Course Delivery 

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at a Safety Ba6 training facility.

If you are under 18 years of age

It is a requirement that parental/guardian consent is obtained for students under the age of 18 to be able to participate in a course.  The form for this can be found here.

Work Placement Arrangements

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Course Duration (face to face)

  • Face to Face 3 hours (minimum) – full face to face course
  • Online delivery with face to face Practical assessment – self paced online learning with a scheduled 30-minute face to face practical assessment.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

  • Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au if a USI is not supplied and verified with usi.gov.au a certificate cannot be issued to you.

ASSESSMENT – THEORY

Written question paper

You will be assessed on 12 questions detailing the knowledge from the Training Package such as:

  • Actions to be followed when initial response action is not safe
  • Appropriate initial response equipment
  • Facilities that may be used to confine emergencies
  • Hazards involved with an initial response action
  • Implications of the incorrect use of equipment
  • Limitations of initial response equipment
  • Limitations of use of emergency control equipment or facilities
  • Methods of extinguishment
  • Safe use of initial response equipment
  • Situations that must not be responded to because of the risk
  • Types of emergencies
  • Workplace procedures

ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL

Physical demonstrations (skills)

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.  Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge. It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.

You will be assessed on performing workplace emergencies scenario and task demonstrations for:

  • Communicating in an effective manner
  • Giving and following instructions
  • Implementing workplace procedures
  • Re-stow initial response equipment
  • Risk assessment
  • Using initial response equipment
  • Managing a small workplace emergency