Fire Warden Training Across Melbourne & Victoria

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Fire Extinguisher Training & Activity Downloads

  • Having designated fire wardens trained in how to confine workplace emergencies could be critical in an emergency.
  • With fire generally being one of the most likely emergency scenarios being training in the use of fire extinguishers is important.
  • Our trainers are either current or ex emergency responders.
  • With a wealth of real world experience which they can pass on to you during one of our courses.

Emergency Fire Warden Training

  • Role and function of the emergency planning committee (EPC)
  • Understanding and importance of the emergency plan
  • Emergency response procedures
  • Roles and responsibilities of the emergency control organisation including the chief warden (ECO)
  • Training requirements including skills maintenance
  • How to plan and conduct emergency response exercises
  • Reviewing the emergency plan and communications systems/methods
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There is a minimum number of five trainees per course, so call us today and we will conduct an accredited course in anywhere throughout Victoria and Australia. Our course material is designed to promote effective learning.

Emergency Planning for Ballarat & Melbourne Businesses

Has your organisation recently experienced a real emergency that didn’t go so well? Or maybe you would just like to reduce the risk of losing your greatest asset? At STG Fire Safety Training our emergency planners have spent many years in this field.

 

Should my emergency team be provided with accredited training or non accredited training?

Throughout Australia we subscribe to the competency based training model. Therefore at a minimum organisations should ensure that their emergency warden training is accredited in the first instance. In turn such training should be certified by a registered training organisation (RTO).

Really anyone with a little emergency management experience can provide training but a verified and competent trainer and assessor has the skills and experience to provide adequate emergency response training to the national standard. Throwing in some personal experience to contextualise training with real world scenarios.

Inspections/Investigations by the Worksafe authority/Courts

Where someone is injured or worse during an evacuation whether training or the real thing. There is a chance that the local work safe authority will investigate. Only accredited training via an RTO will be recognised as appropriate.

Even so, an inspector may look favourably at any training program but if the courts become involved only accredited training and associated documentation may be viewed as suitable.

Australian Standard 3745 a important guide

The Australian standard for dealing with emergencies in a facility has been established to help business keep employees and other occupants safe. The first step of any management team should be to grab a copy of this standard. It outlines in detail, even though very generic, the steps an organisation should take to prepare for emergencies. Guiding the Emergency Planning Committee through the process.

In conclusion

It will always be important to ensure that the initial training is conducted by a qualified and accredited trainer and assessor. Providing local businesses with the skills required to keep occupants and employees safe from harm during emergencies.

How much should I pay for accredited training?

As you could imagine the compliance cost of providing accredited training is substantial. Even so, this provides you with peace of mind that you are receiving the correct and appropriate emergency training.

Here is a costing/pricing guide:

Emergency Warden Accredited   Range $75 to 175
Non Accredited  Range $45 to 150
Chief Warden Accredited Range $75 to 165
Non Accredited  Range $45 to $125
Fire Extinguisher  Accredited  Range $75 to $155
Non Accredited Range $45 to $135
Bushfire Awareness  Non Accredited Range $55 to $250

Note: the large variations in price range is due to the potential size of classes. I.e. a minimum of five participants would be charged full price but larger classes may attract a discount. Public courses are always likely to be full price. So if you have five or more participants you should consider having the course run onsite. The appropriate training facility will be required I.e. audio visual equipment etc.

What are the national course codes?

These are the national codes for basic training for your emergency wardens. PUAFER008 includes fire extinguisher training but does include general response to emergencies including chemical spills, first aid, fire and other potential emergency situations.

PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
PUAFER006 Lead and emergency control organisation
PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in the workplace
What are the national training requirements?

The table below will give you an understanding of the requirements, as documented in Australian Standard 3745-2010 (Planning for emergencies in facilities):

National Accreditation 6 Mth Training Activity 12 Mth Training Activity 2 yr Extinguisher Training 3 yr Re-accreditation
Emergency Warden Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chief Warden Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
First Attack (Extinguisher) Yes No No Yes No
Other Employees No No Yes No No

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Fire Safety Course Price List

Even though, emergency fire warden training and planning is required under commonwealth and state legislation.
Average compliance rates with Australia Standard 3745-2010 is less than 30% within the business community.
There are a number of simple things owners can do to comply all with very little effort.

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Bushfire Awareness Training

  • Firstly, an introduction to Victorian bushfires
  • Bushfire behaviour and development
  • Safety around fire including general heat and heat-related illness
  • Protective Clothing for travellers & property owners
  • Taking refuge from a bushfire (includes a scenario and practical activity)
  • Alerting and communications with authorities & employers
  • Managing risk & how to understand critical media messages (fire danger ratings etc)
  • And much more.

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Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace

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How to Determine First Aid Requirements for Your Workplace

In this article, we are going to look at first aid in the workplace. Generally, activities, where there are risks to life, property or the environment, an accepted code of . . .