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Chief Warden & Building Evacuation

Duration:
4 Hours

Max Students:
12

Designed for:
This course designed for students to be trained to perform the role of Chief Warden, or act as part of an emergency control organisation member for a workplace or facility.

Pre-requisites:

PUAWER005B Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

Co-requisites:
Nil

Pre-entry Requirements:

Warden & Building Evacuation course

Description:
The Chief Warden is head of the ECO and should have a good knowledge of the layout of the building, structure and workplace. On becoming aware of an emergency, the Chief Warden shall take the following actions:

  • Ascertain the nature of the emergency and determine appropriate action
  • Ensure that the appropriate emergency service has been notified
  • Ensure that floor or area wardens are advised of the situation
  • If necessary, initiate evacuation and control entry to the affected areas
  • Ensure the progress of the evacuation and any action taken is recorded in an incident log
  • Brief the emergency services personnel upon arrival on type, scope and location of the emergency and the status of the evacuation.

Content:

  • Students must complete Warden & Building Evacuation prior to completing Chief Warden & Building Evacuation
  • Introduction to the relevant Aust regulations and standards
  • The application, scope, and objectives of the references
  • Definitions
  • Emergency control organisation
  • Establishing the emergency control organisation
  • Establish the response plan
  • Roles and responsibilities of team members
  • Command and control requirements
  • EWIS – use and operation
  • Building requirements
  • Alarms and warning systems
  • Raising the alarm and types emergencies
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Methods of evacuation
  • Catering for persons with special needs
  • Co-ordination with emergency services
  • Coordination of communications during an emergency
  • Initiation of emergency notification and warnings
  • Procedures for specific emergencies
  • Liaison with emergency services during an emergency response
  • Coordination of evacuation and post-evacuation management
  • Decision making and command and control processes during an emergency response
  • Human behaviour in emergencies

Units of Competency

PUAWER006B Lead an emergency control organisation

PUAWER007B Manage an emergency control organisation

Assessment:
Students learning outcomes will be assessed using practical activities designed to simulate a workplace incident and written or oral questions as appropriate.

Delivery Method:
Classroom theory via PowerPoint presentations, including audio-visual material and practical activities that simulate workplace incidents relating to fire.


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