This course is designed for those who need the skills and knowledge to respond to emergency fire incidents that may arise in industry. The main aim of this course is to teach participants the basic appropriate response to fire incidents so that they may function as part of an onsite emergency response team.
On completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify alarms and emergencies
- Operate open circuit breathing apparatus
- Correctly deploy resources and equipment
- Report as site requirements dictate
- Use fire extinguishers
- Identify correct PPE
- Use fire hydrants and hose reels
- Conduct equipment checks
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: MSMWHS212 Undertake first response to fire incidents, MSMWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus and PMAWHS213 Undertake fire control and emergency rescue.
There is a maximum number of 10 participants per program.
To meet the course requirements, students must:
Have sufficient English language, literacy and numeracy skills to read instructions and write assessments
- Provide their USI on enrolment
- Provide proof of identity, e.g. drivers licence
- Be physically fit and able to carry at least 20 kgs of weight
- Be clean shaven as per AS 1715
- Wear or bring long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots, safety glasses, sun hat
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Students are required to be able to complete the following tasks:
- communicate with others clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
- find and use relevant information
- read and comply with work instructions and specifications
- read and record measurements
- record and report information neatly and legibly