Fire Warden

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Course Description

For public students we offer a cluster Fire Course which includes; Chief Fire Warden, Fire Warden & Fire Extinguisher Training. The clustered Fire Warden Course provides participants with an understanding of workplace emergency response procedures and the communication systems to support emergency response procedures. This unit has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745-2010.

The course will allow the participant to understand confining small workplace emergencies and the competency required to make decisions about people’s safety during a workplace emergency and to give instructions on the priority order for responding to the emergency incident area.

Course Codes

PUAFER005Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
PUAFER006Lead an emergency control organisation
PUAFER008Confine small emergencies in a facility


12 Jan 2024 | 9 Feb 2024 | 8 Mar 2024
Recommended For

This course is recommended for all nominated evacuation staff, chief fire wardens, fire wardens, supervisors and managers. The course is also be recommended to anyone who may be required to use a fire extinguisher at home or in the workplace.

Course Outline

The Fire Warden course content contains but is not limited to the following components.

  • Fire extinguisher legislative and regulatory requirements
  • The roles and responsibilities of wardens
  • Firefighting procedures
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Fire Triangle
  • Fire Safety & Evacuation
  • Have an awareness of building evacuation requirements
  • The classes of Fire
  • How to raise the alarm
  • How to communicate an emergency
  • Types of Fire Extinguishers
  • Safety procedures

Written theory assessment includes multiple choice and short answer questions.

Not applicable

What is a fire warden?

The role of a Chief Warden (Fire Warden) and other nominated members of the “Emergency Control Organisation (ECO)” is to facilitate an emergency response and provide assistance to occupants prior to the emergency services arriving onsite.

Who should complete Fire Warden training?

This course is recommended for:

  • Nominated evacuation staff
  • Chief fire wardens
  • Fire wardens
  • Supervisors and managers

We would also recommend the course for anyone who may be required to use a fire extinguisher at home or in the workplace.

Does my workplace need a nominated Fire Warden?

As stated in the Australian Standard AS 3745, it is legislated that all businesses have adequate Fire Wardens and an emergency plan in order to assist in an emergency prior to the emergency services arriving. The number of Fire Wardens a business will need to nominate varied depending on the size and number of employees a business has. Each business should have a group of responders known as “Emergency Control Organisation (ECO)” which could include:

  1. A chief fire warden whose job it is to coordinate the ECO
  2. Deputy Chief Warden
  3. Communications Officer
  4. Area Warden (only required for very large facilities like main shopping centres)
  5. Floor warden
  6. First Aid Officer

For more information, give us a call on 03 5442 5449


How long is a Fire Warden course?

Fire Warden training is a half day course, running for approximately 4 hours.

Does the Fire Warden certification expire?

As recommended in the Australian Standard AS 3745 – 2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities, Fire Warden training should be refreshed every two years.

What if I only need 1 course code?

Safety Systems can run private courses for work groups, whereby all units can be tailored to suit your needs. To discuss this further, please call us on 03 5224 5449.



Course Details




5 hours


72 Powells Avenue, Bendigo VIC 3550. This course can be delivered at your workplace.