Fire Extinguisher

Course Certification

PUAFER008 Confine Small Emergencies In A Facility

Course Duration

3 hours


This course covers the skills and knowledge for preparing for emergency situations, identifying and assessing an emergency, safely confining emergencies, using initial response equipment and reporting on the facility’s emergency response.

If you are an occupant of a facility who is required to have first attack firefighting skills for small emergencies, such as small fires that can be controlled using a fire extinguisher; chemical spills that can be controlled using facility personal protective clothing and equipment and a spill kit; or a vehicle accident where there is no significant injury or damage, then this course is a must for you.

All aspects of this course will be undertaken in accordance with legislative requirements, organisational policies and procedures and accepted safe practices including those covered in Australian Standard (AS) 3745 and AS4083 for facilities and occupants.

Occupants are people attending a facility on a permanent or temporary basis such as an employee, contractor, student or resident, but not a visitor or patient and a facility is a building, structure or workplace that is, or may be, occupied by people (occupants).

Participants will learn:

  • Applying Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements

  • Communicating with occupants, emergency personnel and stakeholders

  • Complying with facility policies and procedures

  • Confining emergencies safely

  • Giving and following instructions

  •  Identifying and acting to avoid or control any associated hazards

  • Identifying and assessing an emergency

  • Implementing facility emergency response procedures

  • Preparing for emergency situations

  • Reporting facility emergency response

  • Restowing initial response equipment

  • Using initial response equipment

  • Utilising risk management processes



Please refer to the student handbook located at the bottom of that page for learners’ rights, responsibility and support, and any complaints.



Participants must be able to complete the practical demonstrations for the course, including being able to safely confine emergencies and use initial response equipment.



Training can be conducted at your work site or off-site at one of our purpose built training facilities.



  • Fire Warden

  • Chief Fire Warden