The purpose of ERGT Australia’s Fire Warden (FWAR) course is to develop the skills and knowledge required to implement specific workplace emergency procedure in the workplace emergency procedures or specified by a person at a higher level in the emergency control organisation. This course has been developed to cover a broad range of emergencies in the workplace as considered in Australian Standard 3745-2010 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities.
This course has been designed for individuals who are required to operate as part of an emergency control organisation and may undertake work roles in a variety of industry sectors. The individuals attending the course may range from administration personnel to experienced production plant workers.
The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit PUAWER005B Operate as part of an emergency control organisation are:
- Respond to emergency reports, signals and warnings
- Initiate and control initial emergency response
- Anticipate the further development of emergencies
- Assist with post initial response
ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
In order for ERGT to deliver the training and assessment in the timeframe specified for this course, it is desirable (but not mandatory) that trainees come to the course with a specific range of skills and knowledge as listed:
- Company induction training
- Have participated in workplace evacuation drills
- Understanding of workplace emergency response procedure (including fire extinguishers)
- Site emergency response structure and mustering 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.
Government-issued photo identification and a valid USI are required for course registration.
Structure and 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 assessment and practical assessments.
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.
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.