Using Fire Extinguishers in Response to Fire Emergencies in The Workplace
ERGT Australia’s Fire Extinguishers (FEX) course is designed for individuals to be able to meet and respond to fire emergencies the regular workplace. Trained personnel will have the capability to control a small fire through the use of nearby fire extinguishers and available workplace personal protective clothing and equipment.
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The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility are:
- Prepare for emergency situations
- Identify and assess the emergency
- Safely confine emergencies
- Use initial response equipment
- Report facility emergency response
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
It is desirable, but not mandatory, that trainees attend the course with the following skills and knowledge of:
- company inductions
- workplace emergency response procedures
- site emergency response structure and mustering procedure
- organisational hazard identification, risk assessment processes and hazard reporting.
If you do not have the desired skills and knowledge listed above, ERGT recommends attending the Common Safety Training Program (CSTP).
Medical and Health Standards
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 valid USI is required for course registration.
Structure & Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion, and practical exercises. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written and practical assessment.
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.
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.