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We offer Fire Warden and Fire Safety Training in public settings in Sydney (Arncliffe), Canberra (Mitchell) or by arrangement at your premises or workplace. Please get in contact to discuss your needs.


Nationally Recognised Fire Safety Training in a face to face setting


AlertForce, as a RTO, can offer either Nationally Recognized (Unit of Competency) or Awareness Training (Certificate of Completion). The standard of training is equal, however, the certification you and your staff will receive is different if you elect for awareness only.


The Fire Warden course is based on PUAFER005 Operate within an emergency control organization. The Fire Extinguishers training based on unit of competency PUAFER008 Confine minor emergencies within a facility. The courses can be run separately or combined as a one day course face to face. As a one day course we run the course on the use of fire extinguishers followed up with the Fire Warden course.


These courses are also available online as awareness courses. See in the table.


Why do you and your staff need fire training?


These courses will help you understand the role of a workplace warden and how to prepare for, and prevent, emergencies.


What are the legal provisions and legal requirements?


Australian Employers including those in NSW & Canberra are required to follow the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011 provisions. This legislation requires employers to ensure their employees are working in a safe and secure environment with reasonable fire fighting provisions. They must ensure that their staff is trained to respond to different emergency situations, such as a fire. This training includes the functions of a fire warden as well as standard fire precautions.


What is covered by this course?


After you complete the course,

  1. What are emergencies, and how do people react in an emergency?
  2. Prepare and prevent emergencies, including identifying hazards and controlling them
  3. The Emergency Control Organisation: Roles and Responsibilities
  4. Fire protection systems
  5. How do you respond in an active shooter situation
  6. How you can safely respond to an accident and assist other occupants.
  7. Roles of the Warden during, before and following an emergency.


How long does it usually take to complete ?


The face-to-face course lasts 4 hours. Face-to-face is recommended for practical training.


Online courses can be completed at your leisure. You can stop and start the course.


What kind of certification will we receive?


Participants in the Fire Warden Training will receive a Nationally Accredited unit of Competency PUAFER005 Operate within an emergency control organization. Participants in the Fire Extinguishers training will receive a Nationally recognised unit of competency, PUAFER008, which is a Confine Small Emergencies within an Facility.


A Certificate of Completion is issued upon successful completion of an online course. If you achieve 80%, then the course is considered completed.


Face-to-face training versus online


To attend a face-to-face course, your staff must all be present at the same time. However, they can also join one of AlertForce’s public courses at different times. This training can be used as a way to reinforce previous fire warden training.


Which business sectors require Fire Wardens and Fire Safety Training?


Fire safety is a priority for every company operating in Canberra. However, different types of companies, industries, and sector have specific fire risks and requirements due to their activities, the number of employees they employ, and the characteristics of the premises.


Government and Public Sector Offices Many government institutions and organisations in the public sector are located in Canberra, Australia’s capital. Fire wardens must be trained to perform efficient and effective evacuation procedures in these workplaces, which are often crowded with compressed working areas.

Educational Institutions It is important that schools, colleges, and universities observe the aspect of safety when it comes to fires in order to protect students, faculty, and staff. In these areas, it is essential to train and educate fire wardens in order to ensure a proper and rapid evacuation of large crowds. This includes children and those with disabilities.

Healthcare Facilities Hospitals and clinics as well as aged care homes may have residents who need help in an urgent situation, such as people with disabilities. Fire wardens at such facilities need special training in order to deal with the unique conditions that arise from immobility and exigent situations of patients or residents.

Retailing and Hospitality: This happens because shopping centres, restaurants and hotels have large numbers of people and complex layouts. In these environments, fire warden training provides staff with skills for crowd management and how to safely and orderly evacuate patrons in the event of a fire.

Manufacturing and Industrial: Manufacturing building such as factories, warehouses and industrial production plants are more risky and have flammable materials and machinery stored inside. In these environments, fire wardens are trained to handle specific risks and manage emergencies.

Office Buildings No office is complete without a professional fire warden to inform all employees of evacuation drills, and where they can find fire fighting equipment.


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For more information about emergency plans, you can also consult the documentation of Safe Work Australia.

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