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PUAFER008 - Confine small emergencies in a facility

This course covers the skills and knowledge for preparing for emergency situations, identifying and assessing an emergency, safely confining emergencies, using initial response equipment and reporting on the facility's emergency response.


If you are an occupant of a facility who is required to have first attack firefighting skills for small emergencies, such as small fires that can be controlled using a fire extinguisher; chemical spills that can be controlled using facility personal protective clothing and equipment and a spill kit; or a vehicle accident where there is no significant injury or damage, then this course is a must for you.


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

accepted safe practices including those covered in Australian Standard (AS) 3745 and AS4083 for facilities and occupants.


Occupants are people attending a facility on a permanent or temporary basis such as an employee, contractor, student or resident, but not a visitor or patient and a facility is a building, structure or workplace that is, or may be, occupied by people (occupants).

Participants will learn:

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

  • Communicating with occupants, emergency personnel and stakeholders

  • Complying with facility policies and procedures

  • Confining emergencies safely

  • Giving and following instruction

  • Identifying and acting to avoid or control any associated hazards

  • Identifying and assessing an emergency

  • Implementing facility emergency response procedures

  • Preparing for emergency situations

  • Reporting facility emergency response

  • Restowing initial response equipment

  • Using initial response equipment

  • Utilising risk management processes

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

PUAFER008 - Confine small emergencies in a facility

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

Participants must be able to complete the practical demonstrations for the course, including being able to safely confine emergencies and use initial response equipment.

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 $125. 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 - The assessor must observe the following performance tasks:

  • Prepare for emergency situations

  • Manage a small chemical spill

  • Put out a small paper/wood fire

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

  • Facility emergency plan

  • Incident/ Emergency report

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

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