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PUAFER004 - Respond To Facility Emergencies

If you are an occupant who is required to be ‘emergency aware’ in a facility, then this course is a must for you.

It covers the skills and knowledge required by occupants in a facility such as a building, structure or workplace, as specified in Australian Standard (AS) 3745 and AS 4083 to recognise and report emergencies, respond to emergency warnings and advice and to take appropriate action during the emergency such as choosing the most appropriate course of action and evacuating from a danger area.


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

Participants in this course will also learn how to effectively:

  • Apply Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements, including identifying hazards and controlling risks

  • Comply with legislation, industry standards, codes of practice and regulations

  • Follow facility emergency procedures and direction of emergency control organisation members and/or attending emergency services

  • Identify and evacuate occupants who may require assistance

  • Maintain own safety and the safety of others in emergency situations

  • Participate in emergency response exercises including briefings, debriefings, simulations, reviews and desk top drills

Unit Being Delivered

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909

PUAFER004 - Respond to facility emergencies

Important information prior to enrolment

Course Delivery

This course will be delivered:

  • In the workplace or at an approved TEST 'N' TAG ORANGE facility.

  • Online learning with face to face assessment.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements Participants must have the physical capacity to complete all practical demonstrations. This includes preparing and evacuating a building and providing assistance as required.

Course duration

  • Face to Face – 3 hours (minimum) full face to face course.

  • Online delivery with face to face Practical assessment – self paced online learning with a scheduled 20-minute face to face practical assessment.

Assessment requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. These are detailed in the sections following.

Certificate renewal requirements

No industry recommended renewal is identified on the certificate, employers are recommended to consult with stakeholders to identify appropriate training periods.

Course fees and payments

Course fees for this course is $99. Payments terms - Payments for individual participants is upfront unles prior agreements have been made. Refund policy and fee protection information can be found in the student handbook

Work placement

No work placement will be required as part of this course

Learners rights, responsibilities and support, including complaints

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

What happens at the course?

Learning activities

Delivery of course information and learning activities

Assessment Activities

  • Performance tasks - The assessor must observe the following performance tasks:

    • Prepare for an emergency situation

    • Respond and follow instructions for a fire emergency

  • Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions. Model responses are provided later in this document. The student must complete all assessment questions.

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