Wardens & First Attack Firefighting
The Wardens & First Attack Firefighting course is a great introduction to Fire Safety, theory and practical. It is designed to equip the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) members and other key Emergency Response Teams (ERT) with the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform the duties and safely evacuate the workplace in the event of an emergency, enhancing skills in emergency prevention, preparedness and recovery. ComSafe will provide training across a range of emergencies such as; personal threat, bomb threat, fire, chemical incidents, medical and many more.
The course is designed to train participants to the highest level, whereby your organisation can then designate specific roles from Chief Warden, including Deputy Chief Warden and Communications Officer, through to Warden, providing them with a comprehensive understanding of your emergency structure and workplace procedures.
The First Attack Firefighting component of this course introduces you to the various types of fixed and portable firefighting equipment commonly found in work environments. Participants are provided with the required knowledge to be able to correctly identify and select the most suitable first attack firefighting equipment typically installed in workplaces. Through theory, participants will develop understanding of what a fire is, human behaviour, how to respond, how to alert others, how to assess the type and size of the fire, what action to take when reporting an incident as well as technical aspects of fire itself.
The practical aspects of the training include the correct and safe use and operation of a fire extinguisher under simulated live fire conditions and demonstration of a fire blanket.
- The Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) structure – roles and responsibilities
- Define a Chief Warden through to the Wardens’ role in prevention of emergencies
- Safely “lead” a workplace evacuation and coordinate resources
- Identify emergency incidents that may impact upon the workplace
- Discuss occupant management strategies such as, evacuation and assembly principles and procedures
- Discuss fire, bomb threat, and other emergencies and their effects on the workplace
- Identify installed emergency control equipment, other facilities and equipment locations
- Initiate emergency response
- Define the role of emergency services
- Review facility emergency communication plans
- Demonstrate efficient evacuation of the workplace
- Use portable fire extinguishers to extinguish a simulated fire
- Classification and fire type, including the selection of the appropriate fire extinguisher to attack the fire
- Correct usage of a fire blanket and hose reels (where available)