FIRE SAFETY ADVISOR (NSW)

FIRE SAFETY ADVISOR (NSW)

COURSE SUMMARY

Fire Safety Advisor (NSW) has been developed for individuals who wish to work or who are appointed in the role of Fire Safety Officer (FSO). This course will equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to contribute to appropriate emergency planning, making them familiar with all aspects of building fire safety on day to day matters and during facility emergencies. The course has been developed to cover a broad range of emergencies and facilities as considered in Australian Standard 3745 and Australian Standard 4083.

Where this course is being delivered within the NSW Health sector, it is done in accordance with the NSW Health’s Policy Directive for Fire Safety in Health Care Facilities (PD2010_024). It applies to employees with limited or no fire safety experience and who are fulfilling a secondary appointment role. The Fire Safety Advisor role is appropriate for smaller facilities or at a department level in a large facility.

Successful completion of the Fire Safety Advisor (NSW) meets the minimum requirements to be qualified and act as a Fire Safety Officer (NSW Healthcare Policy Directive PD2010_024).

COURSE CONTENT
  • Identify, monitor and report situations that could lead to workplace emergencies
  • Identify, report and correct situations that could prevent workplace emergencies from being safely handled
  • Ensure workplace emergency prevention processes are implemented
  • Ensure appropriate hazard analysis is undertaken and results implemented
  • Ensure workplace emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation systems remain effective
  • Prepare for emergency situations
  • Report emergencies and potential emergencies
  • Respond to emergency warnings and advice
  • Evacuate from the work area
  • Initiate and control initial emergency response
  • Anticipate the further development of emergencies
  • Assist with post initial response
  • Prepare for workplace emergencies
  • Apply command, control and coordinate aspects of workplace emergency procedures
  • Control the response to emergency reports, signals and warnings
  • Coordinate reports and results of initial emergency response
  • Conclude incident
  • Identify and assess the emergency
  • Safely confine emergencies where possible
  • Use initial response equipment
  • Report workplace emergency response
PROVIDER OF TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by ERT Group Pty Ltd.

FIRE SAFETY ADVISOR (NSW) | fire safety advisor

Important information prior to enrolment
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. To view full unit details please visit www.training.gov.au

RECERTIFICATION

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

However, the NSW Health’s Policy Directive for Fire Safety in Health Care Facilities (PD2010_024) recommend that every health service FSO should undertake recertification at intervals of not greater than 3 years to maintain FSO qualifications.

COURSE DELIVERY

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an ERT Group Pty Ltd training facility.

COURSE DURATION (FACE TO FACE)
  • Face to Face – 2 days (14 hours minimum) – full face to face course
  • Refresher training – 2 days (14 hours minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates
WORK PLACEMENT ARRANGEMENTS

No work placement arrangements will be required as part of this course

LEARNERS RIGHTS, RESPONSBILITIES 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 located on the RTO website for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

COURSE FEES AND PAYMENTS
  • Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees
  • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook
  • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Participants are required to be physically fit to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills such as operating emergency protection and emergency control equipment. Participants must be able to work as part of a team. Participants must also have sufficient English language, literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete written forms and have effective communication skills.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE COURSE?
ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

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

ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES

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

Performance tasks – The assessor must observe the following performance tasks:

  • Identify and implement emergency protection systems and equipment
  • Monitor and review emergency control structures
  • Prepare for and undertake pre-emergency planning
  • Respond and follow instructions for a fire emergency
  • Operate as part of an ECO in a fire emergency
  • Lead an ECO in a fire emergency
  • Document and maintain a facility emergency plan
  • Manage a small chemical spill
  • Put out a small paper/wood fire

Documentation – The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:

  • Workplace emergency checklist
  • Emergency equipment fault log
  • Workplace emergency plan review report
  • Emergency evacuation incident and debrief form
  • Facility emergency plan
  • Incident report

Case Study

  • Hazardous work
  • Review safe work practices and plans

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

*Please note that ERT Fire & Rescue supplies all equipment necessary for you to undertake your training. ERT Fire & Rescue always recommend and encourage you to bring along your own equipment. Trainee’s must wear appropriate clothing that will get dirty and enclosed footwear is essential.

ERT Fire & Rescue can provide tailored on-site workplace training. Please contact our office on 0267 621 754 for a quote.

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