Chief Warden & Building Evacuation

4 Hours

Max Students:

Designed for:
This course designed for students to be trained to perform the role of Chief Warden, or act as part of an emergency control organisation member for a workplace or facility.


PUAWER005B Operate as part of an emergency control organisation


Pre-entry Requirements:

Warden & Building Evacuation course

The Chief Warden is head of the ECO and should have a good knowledge of the layout of the building, structure and workplace. On becoming aware of an emergency, the Chief Warden shall take the following actions:

  • Ascertain the nature of the emergency and determine appropriate action
  • Ensure that the appropriate emergency service has been notified
  • Ensure that floor or area wardens are advised of the situation
  • If necessary, initiate evacuation and control entry to the affected areas
  • Ensure the progress of the evacuation and any action taken is recorded in an incident log
  • Brief the emergency services personnel upon arrival on type, scope and location of the emergency and the status of the evacuation.


  • Students must complete Warden & Building Evacuation prior to completing Chief Warden & Building Evacuation
  • Introduction to the relevant Aust regulations and standards
  • The application, scope, and objectives of the references
  • Definitions
  • Emergency control organisation
  • Establishing the emergency control organisation
  • Establish the response plan
  • Roles and responsibilities of team members
  • Command and control requirements
  • EWIS – use and operation
  • Building requirements
  • Alarms and warning systems
  • Raising the alarm and types emergencies
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Methods of evacuation
  • Catering for persons with special needs
  • Co-ordination with emergency services
  • Coordination of communications during an emergency
  • Initiation of emergency notification and warnings
  • Procedures for specific emergencies
  • Liaison with emergency services during an emergency response
  • Coordination of evacuation and post-evacuation management
  • Decision making and command and control processes during an emergency response
  • Human behaviour in emergencies

Units of Competency

PUAWER006B Lead an emergency control organisation

PUAWER007B Manage an emergency control organisation

Students learning outcomes will be assessed using practical activities designed to simulate a workplace incident and written or oral questions as appropriate.

Delivery Method:
Classroom theory via PowerPoint presentations, including audio-visual material and practical activities that simulate workplace incidents relating to fire.

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