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Chief Fire Warden

Cost: $325
Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)

(Includes PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation, PUAFER006 Lead an Emergency Control Organisation & PUAFER008 Confine Small Emergencies in a Facility)

Course Description

The course applies to individuals who may be required to make decisions about the safety of occupants of a facility during an emergency and to give instructions on the priority order for responding to an emergency incident, including command, control and coordination of facility emergency response procedures and concluding the facility emergency incident.  They may also be required to act as the primary liaison with emergency services.  Individuals who undertake this role will generally be members of an Emergency Control Organisation (ECO), acting as chief wardens, deputy chief wardens and communications officers. 

Furthermore, it also involves the skills and knowledge required to confine small emergencies in a facility and it applies to individuals 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.

The course has been developed to cover a broad range of emergencies and facilities as considered in Australian Standard 3745 and Australian Standard 4083.   It applies to employees in the workplace within all industries and in all contexts.

Participants in this course will also learn how to effectively:

  • Apply Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements
  • Assist occupants who may require assistance
  • Assist with post-emergency response activities
  • Contribute to facility emergency planning
  • Give clear directions to occupants and visitors
  • Implement safe work practices
  • Initiate and control initial emergency response
  • Take on a leadership role within emergency control organisation and/or a deputy role for other emergency control organisation positions
  • Undertake pre-emergency planning
  • Use communications systems
  • Wear required emergency control organisation identification
  • Brief emergency services personnel
  • Command, control and coordinate facility emergency response procedures
  • Comply with legislation, industry standards, codes of practice and regulations concluding facility emergency
  • Give clear directions and keep others informed throughout the emergency in accordance with the facility emergency plan
  • Identify evacuation assembly areas
  • Implement facility emergency response procedures
  • Interpret information displayed on emergency control indicator equipment including fire indicator panel, building management system and security management system
  • Respond to emergency signals and warnings appropriately
  • Communicate with occupants, emergency personnel and stakeholders
  • Confine emergencies safely
  • Identify and act to avoid or control any associated hazards
  • Identify and assess an emergency
  • Report facility emergency response
  • Restow initial response equipment
  • Use initial response equipment
  • Utilise risk management processes

DUE TO COVID-19 we are currently delivering training via an 'enhanced online learning' delivery method with a shortened face-to-face assessment. This course runs approximately 3 hours face to face with a comprehensive pre-course online requirement to be completed prior to the face-to-face component.



$325 AUD We offer this as a private course or you can book into one of our public courses, to make a booking inquiry please contact us.

3 Hours (approx.)

If you would like to pay by invoice please contact us via email or phone to complete the booking.



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.

PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

PUAFER006 Lead an Emergency Control Organisation

PUAFER008 - Confine small emergencies in a facility

To view full unit details please visit training.gov.au


This course will be delivered in the workplace or at ACTWell First Aid & Training Canberra’s training facility.

COURSE DURATION (face to face)

DUE TO COVID-19 we are currently delivering training via an 'enhanced online learning' delivery method with a shortened face-to-face assessment. This course runs approximately 3 hours face to face with a comprehensive pre-course online requirement to be completed prior to the face-to-face component.


This course is delivered and assessed by ACTWell First Aid & Training in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.


No work placement will be required as part of this course


Please refer to the student handbook for all details relating to your rights and responsibilities.



The fee for this course is $325

Refund and fee protection policy, including cooling-off perio please refer to the student handbook.

Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.


Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.  These are detailed in the sections following.


An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

  • Physical fitness to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills such as using equipment assigned to assist with implementing the workplace emergency procedures and providing assistance to those in need during an evacuation.
  • Sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course.

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