Confine small workplace emergencies (Fire Extinguisher)

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This Fire Extinguisher course covers the competency required to confine small workplace emergenciesapplies to a wide range of settings where emergencies.

Small workplace emergencies may include such incidents as a small fire that can be controlled using a nearby fire extinguisher; or a chemical spill that can be controlled using workplace personal protective clothing and equipment, and a small spill kit; or a workplace vehicle accident where there is no significant injury or damage.  It is relevant for people working in health, community services, child care, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, warehousing, mining, tourism, entertainment, and other environments.  The training is conducted under the auspices and in partnership with APL Group Pty Ltd RTO 3586 t/as Australian First Aid. 

Additional information on this PUAWER008B - Confine small workplace emergencies unit of competency, can be found at Training.gov.au.

Recognition Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfer (CT) and National Recognition

The program will be pre-empted by any learning achieved through formal education and training (credit transfer) and learning achieved outside the formal education and training system (RPL), or recognition of AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by training organisations registered in any Australian jurisdiction as described in the Student Handbook.

Training and assessment arrangements:

This accredited course is delivered in a three (3) hour session, which provides successful participants with the knowledge and skills to confidently develop risk minimisation & management strategies and be able to respond to emergencies in your workplace and carry out safe evacuation.

The course is conducted in English with training delivered face to face, either on site or at our training rooms, at a time to suit the facility or the majority of the participants.  The course includes audio visual and written materials, and industry and individual participants are encouraged to include policies, procedures and documentation from their workplace, to better contextualise their learning.

Our educator assesses the participants application of skills and knowledge throughout the face to face session, through scenario, skill stations, written assessment and use of fire suppression equipment undertaken during the session.

The course is delivered and assessed in a format supportive of the needs of ESL participants, and is specifically designed for delivery in remote locations where workplace or other time restrictions preclude full day attendance.

Students under 14 years of age must provide written permission to attend the course from their parent or guardian.

Educators and learning support:

The course is delivered by local, qualified industry professionals, who recognise the needs of the individuals and embrace the principles of cultural safety in their teaching.

Text Books

All participants must complete pre-reading and return completed theory assessment materials, available from our office and taking approx one (1) hour, prior to the course.  LLN support can be provided to participants on request, which includes additonal face to face time with the trainer/assessor on completion of the session.

Course subjects:

A nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful participants which is required to be re-credentialed 12 monthly.

This course covers the competency required to correctly identify the type of emergency that has occurred, to identify and take action to avoid or control any associated hazards, to use initial response equipment and techniques to safely and effectively control or contain the emergency and includes:

  • Prepare for emergency situations
  • Identify and assess the emergency
  • Safely confine emergencies where possible
  • Use initial response equipment, ie; fire extinguisher and fire blanket
  • Report workplace emergency response

 

Important information

 

This one day course is conducted under the auspices and in partnership with APL Group Pty Ltd RTO 3586 t/as Australian First Aid. 

Remote travel is additional to the course cost, and will be quoted on request.



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