This course covers the skills and knowledge for preparing for emergency situations, identifying and assessing an emergency, safely confining emergencies, using initial response equipment and reporting on the facility's emergency response.
If you are an occupant of a facility who is required to have first attack firefighting skills for small emergencies, 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, then this course is a must for you.
All aspects of this course will be undertaken in accordance with legislative requirements, organisational policies and procedures and accepted safe practices including those covered in Australian Standard (AS) 3745 and AS4083 for facilities and occupants.
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).
Participants will learn:
- Applying Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements
- Communicating with occupants, emergency personnel and stakeholders
- Complying with facility policies and procedures
- Confining emergencies safely
- Giving and following instructions
- Identifying and acting to avoid or control any associated hazards
- Identifying and assessing an emergency
- Implementing facility emergency response procedures
- Preparing for emergency situations
- Reporting facility emergency response
- Restowing initial response equipment
- Using initial response equipment
- Utilising risk management processes
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Participants must have the physical capacity to complete all practical demonstrations, such as being able to safely confine emergencies using initial response equipment.
Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.
Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
- Prepare for emergency situations
- Manage a small chemical spill
- Put out a small paper/wood fire
Documentation - The student must complete the following documentation:
- Facility emergency plan
- Incident/ Emergency report
Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.