FCER – Fire Control and Emergency Rescue
How To Operate as an ERT Member During a Fire Emergency
ERGT’s Undertake Fire Control and Emergency Rescue (FCER) course covers the skills and knowledge required to function as a member of an Emergency Response Team (ERT) in order to respond to fire emergencies in onshore and/or offshore facilities.
Individuals, as a normal part of their workplace duties, are required to work with team members to coordinate the required response to a fire emergency, select and use emergency equipment, and conduct search and rescue according to procedures.
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This course is available through corporate group bookings at our Perth, Melbourne & Darwin Safety Training Centres. Please enquire for more information.
The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit PMAWHS213 Undertake fire control and emergency rescue are:
- Respond to identified fire emergencies
- Deploy fire emergency equipment
- Undertake search and rescue of affected areas
Training Standard Pre-requisites
There are no training standard pre-requisites for this course.
ERGT Required Skills and Knowledge
In order for ERGT to deliver the training and assessment in the timeframe specified for this course, trainees are required to come to the course having attained the Nationally Recognised Training unit:
MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus OR equivalent
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
This course is designed for individuals who are in full or part time employment and are existing members of a workplace emergency response team and therefore have the following skills and knowledge:
– Company induction training
– Workplace emergency response procedures (including extinguisher training)
– Site emergency response structure and mustering procedures
– Organisational hazard identification and the reporting of hazards
– Risk assessment processes
Such a foundation enables the trainees to appreciate the common types of hazards and potential risks present in the oil and gas workplace and standard workplace emergency response procedures.
Medical and Health Standards
A medical certificate is not required for this course, however a health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.
A government issued photo identification and a valid USI is required for course registration.
Please read AS/NZS 1715 Appendix B: Facial Seal of Respirators. You will not be able to meet competency if you do not comply with the requirements of the standard. Please contact ERGT if you require further clarification.
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.
Structure & Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion, scenarios and case studies, demonstrations and practical activities. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written and practical assessment.
Authority / Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.