PUAWER008B Confine small workplace emergencies (Fire Extinguisher use)

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Course Overview

This unit covers the competency required to confine small workplace emergencies.Small workplace emergencies may include such incidents as a small fire that can be controlled using a nearby fire extinguisher; or a chemical spill that can be controlled using workplace personal protective clothing and equipment, and a small spill kit; or a workplace vehicle accident where there is no significant injury or damage.

Award issued

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • PUAWER008B Confine Small Workplace Emergencies

Course Fees

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About This Course

Target audience:

Existing workers in any industry may benefit from this training as it is not industry specific.

Course duration:

  • Full course: 2-3 hours face-to-face training

Pre course study options:

There are no pre course study requirements for this course.

PUAWER008B Confine Small Workplace Emergencies – What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Required Skills

  • communicate in an effective manner
  • give and follow instructions
  • implement workplace procedures
  • re-stow initial response equipment
  • risk management
  • use initial response equipment

Required Knowledge

  • actions to be followed when initial response action is not safe
  • appropriate initial response equipment
  • facilities that may be used to confine emergencies
  • hazards involved with initial response action
  • implications of the incorrect use of equipment
  • limitations of initial response equipment
  • limitations of use of emergency control equipment or facilities
  • methods of extinguishment
  • safe use of initial response equipment
  • situations that must not be responded to because of the risk
  • types of emergencies
  • workplace procedures

The course is designed to provide participants with the required knowledge and skills to:

  • prepare for emergency situations
  • identify and assess the emergency
  • safely contain small workplace emergencies where possible
  • use initial response equipment on small un-established workplace fires and
  • report those workplace emergencies.

The course will include participants demonstrating extinguisher use in a simulated workplace emergency situation and demonstration of a fire blanket.

Assessment will confirm the ability to correctly identify the type of emergency that has occurred; to identify and take action to avoid or control any associated hazards; to use initial response equipment and techniques to safely and effectively control or contain the emergency.

Requirements & Prerequisites

Course requirements

There are no prerequisite qualification or certification requirements for this course.

Physical requirements

Please note that there are often physical standards which relate to the level and extent of physical performance required when undertaking accredited training.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN)

In order to meet competency for this unit, you will be required to meet the minimum LLN requirements of the Training Package.

If you are under 18 years of age

A parental/guardian consent must be obtained for any student under the age of 18 to be able to participate in this course.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

To be able to complete any vocational education course in Australia you must obtain and provide us with a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au. We are unable to supply a course certificate without this.