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 12 participants per program.
The national competency package for this subject requires that participants be clean shaven as per the requirements of AS 1715.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.