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PUAFER006 - Lead an emergency control organisation

The course applies to individuals who may be required to make decisions about the safety of occupants of a facility during an emergency and to give instructions on the priority order for responding to an emergency incident, including command, control and coordination of facility emergency response procedures and concluding the facility emergency incident.  They may also be required to act as the primary liaison with emergency services.  Individuals who undertake this role will generally be members of an Emergency Control Organisation (ECO), acting as chief wardens, deputy chief wardens and communications officers. 

The course has been developed to cover a broad range of emergencies and facilities as considered in Australian Standard 3745 and Australian Standard 4083.   It applies to employees in the workplace within all industries and in all contexts.


Participants in this course will also learn how to effectively:

  • Apply Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements

  • Brief emergency services personnel

  • Command, control and coordinate facility emergency response procedures

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

  • Give clear directions and keep others informed throughout the emergency in accordance with facility emergency plan

  • Identify evacuation assembly areas

  • Implement facility emergency response procedures

  • Interpret information displayed on emergency control indicator equipment including fire indicator panel, building management system and security management system

  • Prepare for emergencies in a facility

  • Respond to emergency signals and warnings appropriately

  • Undertake pre-emergency planning

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

PUAFER006 - Lead an emergency control organisation

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

PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation has a prerequisite of PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation, proof of completion is required. Participants must be able to complete the practical demonstrations for the course, including commanding, controlling and coordinating of facility emergency response procedures.

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 30-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 $130. 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

  • Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:

    • Performance tasks:

    • Prepare and plan for an emergency

  • Lead an ECO in a fire emergency

  • Documentation - The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:

    • Facility emergency plan (extract)

    • Emergency evacuation incident and debrief form

  • Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

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