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This fire safety training unit of "Lead An Emergency Control Organisation" competency involves the skills and knowledge required to make decisions about the safety of occupants during a facility emergency and to give instructions on the priority order for responding to an emergency incident.

The emergency training includes

  • leading the preparation of facility emergency response procedures;

  • commanding, controlling and coordinating facility emergency response procedures and responses and

  • concluding the facility emergency incident.

Individuals who undertake this work may also act as the primary liaison with emergency services after their arrival.

The unit has been developed to cover the facilities as specified in Australian Standard (AS) 3745 and AS4083. For this unit, as covered by AS3745 and AS4083, occupants are people attending a facility on a permanent or temporary basis such as an employee, contractor, student or resident, but not a visitor or patient and a facility is a building, structure or workplace that is, or may be, occupied by people (occupants).


All aspects of the unit must be undertaken in line with legislative requirements, organisational policies and procedures and approved safe practices. It applies to members of an Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) who are chief wardens, deputy chief wardens and communications officers.

Lead an Emergency Control Organisation Course Summary 

  • applying Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements

  • briefing emergency services personnel

  • commanding, controlling and coordinating of facility emergency response procedures

  • complying with legislation, industry standards, codes of practice and regulations concluding facility emergency

  • giving clear directions and keeping others informed throughout the emergency in accordance with facility emergency plan

  • identifying evacuation assembly areas

  • implementing facility emergency response procedures

  • interpreting information displayed on emergency control indicator equipment including fire indicator panel, building management system and security management system

  • preparing for emergencies in a facility

  • responding to emergency signals and warnings appropriately

  • undertaking pre-emergency planning

Onsite Fire Safety Training

  • Training is delivered onsite to meet the needs of your organisation.

  • After hours fire safety training sessions are available 

  • Option to combine this training with PUAFER005 and/or PUAFER008 fire training courses

Training Duration

  • 3 hours face to face

  • Maximum 15 participants per session

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