Warden and evacuation management skill set

In the event of an emergency at your workplace, a calm and efficient evacuation of your team is critical to ensuring everyone’s safety. Height Safety Engineers have a range of warden and evacuation courses to suit a variety of commercial and industrial workplaces.

Every workplace and job site are different. Having the structures and procedures in place to respond to emergencies makes your workplace safer, and reduces the risks of injury, or worse, for your team.

Height Safety Engineers has several different warden and emergency response courses to suit a wide range of commercial and industrial workplace needs.

As warden training is generally tailored to your workplaces needs, we currently only offer this course as group bookings. Contact our training team on 1300 884 968 to book your team.

Options to suit your needs

Setting up an emergency control organisation within your company involves ensuring that the team has the skills they need to execute their roles quickly and effectively in the event of an emergency, to ensure that everyone is evacuated safely.

Each role within an ECO has a different function, different obligations and requires different training. HSE has developed our warden and evacuation training courses to assist clients in better understanding the differences between roles in an ECO, but also how those roles complement each other when implemented effectively.

We encourage anyone looking to undertake one of our warden courses to discuss their needs with our team first, to ensure they are giving their team the skills they need for the warden role they have.

Practice fire extinguishers.

Avilable training courses

Warden

PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

Wardens can be responsible for managing the evacuation of a particular floor or area of a workplace so that it occurs in an orderly and safe manner. They also conduct searches through their designated area for workers that may have been missed during the evacuation.

This half-day course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to execute the role of warden in a workplace working as part of the emergency control organisation. This includes use of fire exits, managing evacuation of their area and conducting a roll call.

Duration:  One day (8 hours)
Student/trainer ratio: 10:1

Fire warden

PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
CPPFE2004 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

Fire warden training expands the wardens’ role to include undertaking first attack fire fighting using portable fire extinguishers, fire blankets, fire hose reels. Participants gain hands-on experience using a range of common fire fighting equipment.

This course provides participants with the skills to act as a fire warden in their workplace as part of the emergency control organisation. It includes theory and hands-on components including evacuating an area, using fire stairs, and providing first attack fire fighting using portable equipment.

Duration:  One day (8 hours)
Student/trainer ratio: 10:1

Chief warden

PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation

The chief warden is responsible for developing emergency response plans. In the event of a workplace incident, they assume control of the situation, prior to the arrival of emergency services. They work with wardens and fire wardens to affect the safe and timely evacuation and direct fire fighting response, if required.

This half-day course equips participants with the skills and knowledge to lead a workplace’s emergency control organisation. The course covers development and implementation of incident response plans, implementation of procedure, ensuring ongoing clear communication during an incident and management of area wardens and fire wardens.

Duration: One day (8 hours)
Student/trainer ratio: 10:1

Combined warden

PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation
CPPFE2004 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

This course combines all three of our warden courses into a single training unit. Successful completion of this course gives your team members the skills they need to act as a warden, fire warden or chief warden within your workplace’s emergency control organisation.

Participants in this course learn all aspects of working in and leading an emergency control organisation, as well as how to respond to a fire in the workplace using portable fire fighting equipment.

Duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Student/trainer ratio: 10:1

Qualifications for successful warden participants

Statement of attainment in:

PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

Qualifications for successful fire warden participants

Statement of attainments in:

PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

CPPFE2004 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipmen

Qualifications for successful chief warden participants

Statement of attainments in:

PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation

Qualifications for successful combined warden participants

Statement of attainments in:

PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation

CPPFE2004 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

Fire warden hat.
Fire door sign.

Warden and evacuation management skill set FAQs

This course applies to all persons who may be reasonably required to extinguish a fire within the workplace, or act as a warden, fire warden or other role as part of an emergency control organisation.

This could include anyone from entry level team members through to senior management.

We recommend participants have at least Year 10 level reading and writing capabilities.

The warden course best suited to your situation, depends on your role within a workplace’s emergency control organisation.

The warden course is suited towards those responsible for the evacuation of a particular area of a workplace, and assisting in other emergency response tasks as needed by a chief warden.

Fire wardens are charged with responding to fires in the workplace with the use of first attack fire fighting equipment like fire extinguishers and blankets. They can also be responsible for ensuring that workplaces are safely evacuated in the event of a fire alarm being sounding.

Chief wardens have the responsibility to coordinate the workplace’s response to an emergency. They assist the organisation in developing their response plans, ensuring the wardens and fire wardens understand their roles and are drilled in their responsibilities.

The combined warden course is a comprehensive training package that combines all the units of competency from our warden, fire warden and chief warden courses. Completing this course enables participants to act in any role required of them within an emergency control organisation.

Absolutely. Our warden training courses can be held at our training centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Dubbo, or at your workplace.

Having training undertaken at your workplace allows our team to contextualise your training to suit your specific needs. For example, your workplace’s actual evacuation routes can be used during practical exercises, and fire equipment training can focus on the types of portable fire fighting equipment found on site.

Additional information about training at HSE

All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.

All course participants should have at least Year 10-level literacy and numeracy skills. A literacy and numeracy assessment will be conducted prior to the start of the course to assist us in providing adequate course material.

Participants must also be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia. They must also provide us with a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment. If you do not have a USI, one can be created here: CLICK HERE.

Some courses will have prerequisite training that will need to be completed prior to undertaking the selected course. A statement of attainment for the prerequisite course must be presented prior to the start of training. Please refer to the FAQ section, above, for details of any prerequisites your course may have.

Height Safety Engineers does not offer recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer due to the high-risk nature of our training courses. It is also anticipated that participants will be new entrants or refreshing knowledge and skills in the area of study.

This will depend on the type of visa that you have.

For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.

International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:

  • Family Name
  • Given Name(s)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Country of Passport

Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.

If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing training@heightsafety.net. Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.

We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators

Ready to book your team into Warden and evacuation management skill set training?

Simply click the enquiry button above. If you have any questions, please contact our training team on 1300 884 978. We would be happy to provide you with any more information you might need.