Tamworth Community College

Emergency Warden

This course covers the skills and knowledge required by those responsible for the safety of facility occupants and visitors during an emergency, including pre-emergency, emergency and post-emergency actions and confining small emergencies in a facility.

You will cover preparing for emergencies and undertaking pre-emergency planning, relevant legislation, industry standards, codes of practice and advice, identifying and assessing an emergency, choosing the most appropriate course of action, evacuating from a danger area, safely confining emergencies, using initial response equipment, reporting on the facility's emergency response and assisting with post-emergency activities.

Upon successful completion of assessment task(s), students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for unit(s): PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation, PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation and PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility.




Work Health and Safety legislation does not explicitly refer to fire wardens; however, health and safety law does include a requirement to manage risks to health and safety, including risks from fire.

Under the Australian Standard AS 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities, there is a requirement for an emergency control organization to be established, which means the business should have a warden or team of wardens appointed.

It is recommended that your fire wardens are trained and take refresher courses every 12 months in accordance with the Australian Standard to remain up-to-date with all statutory and regulatory changes.