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Chief Warden




Half (0.5) Day

course overview

This course applies to those required to make decisions about people’s safety during a workplace emergency and to give instructions on the priority order for responding to the emergency incident in the area.

This course includes leading the preparation of emergency response procedures; commanding, controlling and coordinating facility emergency response procedures and responses and concluding the facility emergency incident. Individuals who undertake this work may also act as the primary liaison with emergency services after their arrival.

learning outcomes

The course covers the following:
• Prepare for workplace emergencies
• Apply command, control and coordinate aspects of workplace emergency procedures
• Control the response to emergency reports, signals and warning
• Coordinate reports and results of initial emergency response
• Debrief incident and report as per regulatory and workplace requirements


Participants must:
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Be able to interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

This course is delivered over half a day and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.


PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

Pre-requisites are available through SDS, please contact the training team for more information.




Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion of all assessment requirements participants will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for:
• PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.

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