Chief Warden including Fire Extinguishers

Course Description

This course will cover theoretical and practical elements of workplace fire and emergency situations and Emergency Management Planning as defined in Australian Standards 3745-2010. It provides the skills and knowledge for those who may be required to act as Fire and Emergency Wardens within a workplace’s Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) and to be able to recognise and control small emergencies on-site. The objective of this course is to give the participants a refresher course or new exposure to practical emergency planning, based on the site-specific scenarios.
The training covers the four elements of emergency management (prevention, preparedness, response and recovery). This course has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standards 3745-2010.
This session includes the use of fire extinguishers.

Units of Competency

  • PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
  • PUAFER006 Lead and emergency control organisation
  • PUAFER008 Confine small workplace emergencies

A Statement of Attainment and wallet card issued to individual participants who successfully complete the requirements of the unit of competency and have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI)

For more information on each of the units issued please go to

Course Content

  • Types of emergencies
  • Planning principles
  • Effective emergency control
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO)
  • Roles and responsibilities of members of the public emergency service
  • Emergency Control Organisations’ system for preparing for emergencies
  • Responding to emergency reports and signals
  • Emergency evacuations
  • Duties of wardens
  • Human behaviour in emergencies behaviour
  • Evaluating emergencies in the workplace
  • Basic fire behaviour
  • Use of fire extinguishers
  • Four elements of Emergency Management (prevention, preparedness, response and recovery)
  • Emergency Codes
  • Emergency Preparedness and Plans
  • Emergency Management (Position Title & Roles)
  • Responding to specific Emergencies (fire, threat, external)
  • Debriefing and Business Continuity Implementation

Prerequisites and Entry Requirements

PUAFER006 – Lead an emergency control organisation has a prerequisite of PUAFER005 – PUAFER005 – Operate as part of an emergency control organisation. The order of unit delivery ensures that this pre-requisite is met prior to undertaking PUAFER006 – Lead an emergency control organisation

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to Relate to a range people from a range of cultural, linguistic, social and ethnic backgrounds, and a range of physical and intellectual abilities
  • Ability to read and write and communicate in English
  • Ability to communicate effectively and assertively and show leadership in an incident
  • Ability to perform manual handling tasks such as pick up and use a fire extinguisher weighing approximately 13kg.

Delivery Method and Duration

Face to Face

Face to Face training will be conducted over a period of 8 hours including both theory and practical components. Training can be conducted both on or offsite provided a training room is available for use.

PARCOR caters for training onsite throughout Victoria including areas such as Melbourne, Geelong, Portland, Warrnambool, Colac, Bendigo, Ballarat, Horsham, Sale, Bairnsdale, Echuca, Mildura, Wangaratta, Dandenong, Frankston and Traralgon.

To ensure a quality and safe learning environment our Chief Warden including Fire Extinguishers courses are capped at 12 participants.

Please note, our public courses are currently conducted as a Face-to-Face only. If you would like to book Blended Learning or Self-Paced please contact our office 1300 666 101 or

Participant Responsibilities

Participants shall be required to complete an online enrolment process including providing a valid USI. Participants must provide photo ID to verify their identity. Participants shall be required to attend the entire session and complete all assessment activities.

For additional Participant Responsibilities, refer to the Participant Handbook.

Frequently Asked Questions

Australian Standard 3745 requires a skills retention activity be conducted at intervals no greater than every six months. The industry regards reassessment on a two to three year cycle as good practice.

Yes, in most cases PARCOR can provide Chief Warden including Fire Extinguisher training at your workplace. You will need;

  • A suitable training room
  • Access to an area where live fire training can be conducted (approximately the size of 3-4 car parks is normally sufficient)
  • Access to any relevant emergency infrastructure such as the site Fire Indicator Panel and EWIS

To ensure that your team receive the most appropriate and contextualised training, it is ideal if you can provide our trainer and each participant with the following;

  • A copy of the sites Emergency Plan
  • A copy of any relevant Emergency Procedures
  • A copy of a site map such as an Evacuation Diagram

If we are providing training at your workplace participants will be required to bring any of their normal protective clothing with them. They will also require photo identification to verify their enrolment details.

If you are attending a public course please ensure to wear long pants and preferably boots. Participants will be required to wear a hard hat for some activities, if you have your own you may prefer to bring it with you however we do have communal ones available.

Please ensure to bring photo identification with you to verify enrolment details

Our public Chief Warden including Fire Extinguishers courses typically kick off at 08:30am unless otherwise advertised. It’s advised to arrive 15mins early to allow time to sort out any enrolment issues and get yourself setup for the day.

  • There is plenty of free parking available
  • Tea and coffee facilities available
  • Lunch is provided (please advise of any special dietary requirements)


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