PUAWER008B Confine small workplace emergencies (Fire Extinguisher use)

Information about the course:

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.

Target audience:

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


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Award issued:

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

  • PUAWER008B Confine Small Workplace Emergencies

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.