Course Code and Title: PUAWER008B Confine Small Work Place Emergencies
(Previously known as ‘Fire Extinguisher Course’)
Award Issued: Statement of Attainment for PUAWER008B – Confine Small Work Place Emergencies
Recertification: Recommended Yearly
Duration: 2 – 4 Hours
Course Description: 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.
Objectives: The course ensures the safe use of Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Reels and Fire Blankets. This unit has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745-2010.
– Fire Triangle
– Raising the alarm
– Fire Safety & Evacuation
– Classes of Fire
– Types of Fire Extinguishers
– Safety procedures when fighting fires
– Firefighting Tactics
All aspects of the unit must be undertaken in line with legislative requirements, workplace policies and procedures, and accepted safe practices. This unit does not cover the competency required for first aid; there are other units that cover first aid competence such as PUAEME001B Provide emergency care
Assessment: Assessment will be performed progressively throughout the course using demonstrations of practical skills, scenario’s and short answer theory questions.
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