Course Set - PUAFER001, PUAFER004 & PUAFER008 (Fire Safety in Healthcare Facilities)

This program has been designed for members of an Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) or a person required to manage problems and resolve issues in relation to the organisation’s facility emergency prevention process and emergency control structures.

It covers the skills and knowledge required to be ‘emergency aware’ in their facility allowing them to identify and where possible prevent the development of facility emergency situations. Participants will also learn how to manage and monitor facility emergency prevention and control structures for a complex facility or a defined group of facilities such as a building, structure, or workplace as specified in Australian Standard AS 3745-2010 and AS 4083-2010. It also 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.

All aspects of this course will be undertaken in accordance with legislative requirements, organisational policies and procedures and accepted safe practices.

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

PUAFER001 - Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations
PUAFER004 - Respond to facility emergencies
PUAFER008 - Confine small emergencies in a facility

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 7 Hours
Online with face-to-face assessment Face to Face contact time of at least 1 Hour 30 Mins

Participants must have the physical capacity to complete all practical demonstrations. This includes wearing suitable identification, assisting occupants and using communications systems and initial response equipment. 

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.

The units have the following recommended renewal periods:
Unit Period
PUAFER001 - Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations Not applicable
PUAFER004 - Respond to facility emergencies Not applicable
PUAFER008 - Confine small emergencies in a facility Not applicable

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Performance tasks:

  • Identify Emergency Protection Systems & Equipment
  • Prepare For Emergency Situations
  • Manage a Small Chemical Spill
  • Put Out a Small Paper/Wood Fire 
  • Respond & Follow Instructions in An Emergency


  • Fire Safety Checklist
  • Final Report of Findings

Theory assessment:

  • A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions
This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909