Fire Safety Officer


This course is an accredited program for people who occupy the Fire Safety Officer position in Health Care, Correctional facilities and commercial premises . The course is specifically aimed at those appointed as Fire Safety Officers (FSO).

This course will train participants in the requirements of Australian Standards AS 4083-2010 Planning for Emergencies – Health Care Facilities, AS 3745-2010 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities and meets the requirements of the NSW Health Policy Directive (PD2010_024) – Fire Safety in Health Care Facilities.

The training provides participants with the appropriate knowledge and skills to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Fire Safety Officer with confidence.  It provides the competency required to undertake emergency planning, implement, and coordinate emergency response procedures, and be familiar with the operation of installed systems and building fire safety. Participants will be trained in their obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and Regulations 2017.

This course is the prerequisite for those wanting to complete the Fire Safety Managers course.


  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of an FSO
  • Understanding legislation
  • Ensure workplace emergency prevention processes are implemented
  • Ensure appropriate hazard analysis is undertaken and workplace procedures are implemented
  • Developing risk management strategies
  • Emergency Planning Processes
  • Identify and operate fire safety installed systems and emergency control equipment
  • Respond to emergency reports, signals and warnings
  • Initiate, lead and control emergency response, anticipate for further developments
  • Coordinate post response activities, including debrief
  • Maintain records, reports and maintenance record for equipment
  • Provide advice and assistance to management to ensure that all employees participate in fire safety education and that records of education are maintained
  • Monitor day-to-day fire prevention, protection, and fire safety functions within the facility, together with regular utilisation of the Workplace Fire Safety Inspections
  • Conducting and Evaluating evacuation exercises and fire drills
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practical application of first attack firefighting equipment in small workplace emergencies

National Units of Competency

  • PUAFER001 – Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations.
  • PUAFER002 – Ensure facility emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented.
  • PUAFER004 – Respond to facility emergencies.
  • PUAFER005 – Operate as part of an emergency control organisation.
  • PUAFER006 – Lead an emergency control organisation.
  • PUAFER008 – Confine small emergencies in a facility.

ASSESSMENT: Competency based training methods will be assessed through a combination of practical activities, written theoretical questions, observation and/or workplace simulation activities.

A Certificate of Attainment certifying achievement of National competencies will be issued to participants deemed competent at the conclusion of the program.




2 Days

Min. 6 – Max. 10

On site work premises or ComSafe HQ.

All training is conducted by Fire and Rescue NSW uniformed officers who have extensive operational experience and hold qualifications in Training and Assessment. Our programs are Instructor led, incorporating theory and practical exercises and various interactive methods, demonstrations and simulated work activities/examples.

$2,400 per person

Please contact us on 1800 787 848 or complete a Booking Form and Enrolment Form email it to

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Opening Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (by request on weekends and after hours)