Chief Fire Warden Course


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Overview | Chief Fire Warden Course

Boost your organisation’s fire safety proficiency with our comprehensive Chief Fire Warden Course, expertly combining Chief Warden and Fire Extinguisher training into one effective program. This tailored course is meticulously crafted to meet the specific fire safety needs of your organisation, ensuring relevant and impactful learning for your team’s role as Chief Fire Wardens.

Delivered on-site, our Chief Fire Warden Course offers a dynamic and interactive learning environment. We specialise in real-life fire emergency scenarios, tailored to mirror your workplace setting. This ensures that the skills taught are not only practical but directly transferable to your specific fire safety needs.

Our course uniquely blends the leadership and strategic responsibilities of a Chief Fire Warden with the practical skills of fire extinguisher use. By understanding the diverse dynamics of professional teams, we emphasise leadership, effective communication, and teamwork in managing fire emergencies. This comprehensive approach enhances team cohesion and elevates your team’s ability to handle complex fire-related incidents confidently and competently.

Designed to fit within your organisation’s schedule, our Chief Fire Warden Course minimises disruption to your daily operations. We go beyond basic fire safety training, focusing on building confidence in emergency situations, heightened situational awareness, and preparedness for various fire emergencies. This prepares your team members to proficiently manage and lead in serious fire-related crises.

Choose our Chief Fire Warden Course for a well-rounded, effective solution to upgrade your team’s fire safety and emergency response skills. It’s a strategic investment in ensuring a safer, more proficient fire warden team for your organisation.

Chief Fire Warden Course: Tailored for Industry-Specific Needs

Our comprehensive Chief Fire Warden Course is meticulously designed to meet the unique fire safety requirements of various industries. By choosing our course, your organisation gains the expertise necessary to handle fire emergencies effectively, ensuring the safety of both personnel and property.

  • Healthcare Sector: In the healthcare industry, where patient safety is paramount, our course equips staff with the skills to safely evacuate vulnerable individuals and manage fire incidents with utmost care and efficiency.
  • Education Sector: Schools and universities benefit from our training by empowering staff and faculty to safeguard students and respond promptly to fire emergencies, ensuring a safe learning environment.
  • Hospitality Industry: Our course is ideal for the hospitality sector, focusing on high-occupancy venues like hotels and restaurants, where quick response and effective fire management are critical.
  • Retail and Commercial Spaces: Retail environments, with their diverse layouts and high foot traffic, require specialised fire warden skills. Our training ensures that staff can efficiently evacuate shoppers and employees, minimising risk and disruption.
  • Corporate Offices and Business Centres: In the corporate world, our Chief Fire Warden Course prepares staff to lead and manage fire emergencies in complex office settings, ensuring employee safety and continuity of operations.
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Plants: We address the specific fire safety challenges of industrial environments, providing practical skills for managing risks associated with hazardous materials and processes.
  • Construction Sites: Our training is vital for construction sites, where the risk of fire can be high due to flammable materials and ongoing work. We ensure that site managers and workers are well-prepared to handle such emergencies.
  • Government and Public Facilities: For public sector buildings, our course enhances the capability of staff to protect the public and themselves during fire incidents, emphasising efficient evacuation procedures and fire control measures.
  • Transportation Hubs: In bustling transportation hubs, our training ensures staff are ready to manage fire emergencies effectively, protecting passengers and infrastructure.
  • Entertainment Venues and Theatres: We prepare staff in entertainment venues to handle fire emergencies in spaces with complex layouts and large crowds, ensuring guest safety and quick response.


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment, which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This training is nationally recognised:

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO45803) is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

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  • Individuals: Ready to dive in? Payment is required upfront to secure your spot.
  • Group Bookings: Tailored to suit you. We’ll arrange payment terms that work for both us and your team.

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at a facility organised by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803).

Course Duration & Modes

  • Face to Face Training: 8-hour intensive, hands-on session.
  • Blended/Refresher Training: Mix of online pre-learning and 6-hour practical session, ideal for skill updates.

Each format is tailored to different learning styles and schedules, ensuring effective and efficient Chief Fire Warden Course.

Our detailed course outline ensures a thorough grasp of:

General Overview and Regulatory Framework

    • Regulations and Standards
    • Facility Emergencies Regulatory Requirements
    • Organisational Policies and Procedures

Emergency Control Organization (ECO) Specifics

    • ECO Authority
    • ECO Structure
    • Means of Identifying ECO Members
    • ECO Role Colour Codes
    • Ensuring ECO Identification Availability
    • Selecting and Appointing ECO Members

Emergency Planning Committee (EPC)

    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Structure
    • Key Functions
    • EPC Meetings
    • Implementing Recommendations/Reports

Facility Emergency Plan Components

    • Undertaking Pre-Emergency Planning
    • Monitoring Currency of Facility Emergency Plan

Emergency Response Planning and Procedures

    • Emergency Response Procedure Structure
    • Types of Facility Emergencies
    • Identifying Facility Emergencies
    • Facility Emergency Response Procedures
    • Implementing Emergency Response Procedures
    • Situations That Can Lead To Emergencies
    • Coordinating Emergency Actions
    • Documenting The Emergency Response

Training and Exercises

    • ECO Training Requirements
    • Chief Warden / Communication Officer Training
    • First Attack Fire Fighting Training Requirements
    • Emergency Response Team Training
    • Occupants and Visitor Training
    • Nationally Recognised ECO Training
    • Emergency Response Exercises
    • Emergency Response Exercise Frequency
    • Exercise Briefings and Debriefings

Fire Safety and Management

    • Fires in the Workplace
    • Fire Chemistry
    • Classes of Fire
    • Fire Tetrahedron
    • Transmission of Heat
    • Methods of Extinguishment
    • Selection of the Extinguishing Agent
    • Portable Fire Extinguishers
    • Procedure for Using a Fire Extinguisher
    • Safety When Using Fire Extinguishers
    • Fire Blankets
    • Fire Hose Reels

Chemical and Hazardous Material Management

    • Chemical Spill Incidents
    • Chemical Spill Safety
    • Recognising Chemical Spill Incidents
    • Obtaining Information on Hazardous Substances
    • Types of Chemical Spill Control Kits
    • Procedure for Using a Chemical Spill Control Kit
    • Safety Considerations When Using a Spill Kit

Equipment and Safety Measures

    • Emergency Protection Systems and Equipment
    • Assessing Usability of Emergency Equipment
    • Common Problems with Emergency Equipment
    • Hazards When Responding to Incidents
    • Seeking Advice
    • Confining the Emergency
    • Equipment Used to Confine Emergencies
    • Initial Response Actions
    • Initial Response Equipment Post-Use Procedures

Communication and Decision Making

    • Role of Emergency Services
    • Authority of Emergency Services Over ECO
    • Liaising With Emergency Services
    • Chief Warden Emergency Assessment
    • Initiating An Action Plan
    • Decision Making In An Emergency (OODA Loop)
    • Providing Direction To The ECO
    • Briefing The ECO
    • SMEACSQ Briefing Format

Leadership and Coordination During Emergencies

    • ECO Leadership Responsibilities During Emergency
    • Progression Of Emergency Situations
    • ECO Actions Taken To Mitigate Emergency
    • Evacuation Options
    • Selecting An Evacuation Option
    • Assessing Evacuation Assembly Area Suitability
    • Identifying The Location Of Assembly Areas
    • Assessing Shelter In Place Location Suitability
    • Assessing Lockdown Location Suitability
    • Preparing Work Area For Evacuation
    • Issuing An Evacuation Order
    • Maintaining An Incident Log
    • Precautions To Ensure Safety During Emergencies
    • Conducting An Evacuation
    • Providing Assistance During Facility Evacuation
    • Alternative Evacuation Paths/Methods
    • Accounting For Occupants
    • First Aid Assistance During Emergencies
    • Monitoring Evacuation Status
    • Preventing Entry To Affected Areas

Post-Emergency Procedures

    • Post-Evacuation Actions
    • Considerations For Re-Entry To The Facility
    • Key Stakeholder Support To Re-Entry Process
    • Authorising Re-Entry
    • Post-Incident Reporting
    • Report Of Actions Taken
    • Record Keeping
    • Post-Emergency Debriefing
    • Post-Emergency Debriefing Content

Assessment Methods

We provide a well-rounded assessment process that encompasses both practical tasks and scenarios, as well as written theory assessments, throughout the training. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough evaluation of your skills and knowledge, allowing you to demonstrate your competency in real-world application and theoretical understanding.

Specific assessment tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Pre-Emergency Inspection – Practical
  • Emergency Equipment Deficiency Report – Practical
  • Develop Pre-Emergency Plan – Practical
  • Develop a Facility Emergency Plan – Practical
  • Initial Response Equipment Defect Report – Practical
  • Use of Initial Emergency Response Equipment (Fire Extinguisher | Fire Blanket | Fire Hose Reel | Spill Control Kit) – Practical
  • Simulated Emergency Response Drill – Practical
  • Emergency Response Drill Report – Practical
  • Report for Emergency Planning Committee – Practical

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-Course Study: Depending on the course mode, online pre-course work may be required before the face-to-face session.
  • Online Study Requirements: A computer, smartphone, tablet, or similar device with internet access is needed for online or pre-course studies.

For comprehensive details on your rights and responsibilities, including our complaints and appeals process, kindly refer to the Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook on our website.

We’re committed to fostering an enriching learning environment. Key to this is understanding your Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN), and Digital Literacy skills, essential for your course success.

  • LLN Evaluation Verification

  • Digital Literacy Checklist

  • Formal LLN Evaluation

    • Tailored Support: If required, you can complete our Formal LLN Evaluation online, helping us understand your skill levels for personalised support.

These tools ensure you start your course with all the support you need for a successful learning journey. For any questions or extra assistance, feel free to contact our support team at [email protected].


Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803) offers a detailed pre-enrolment participant handbook for those interested in our programs. This handbook helps you understand your rights when you enrol with us.

We advise you to read and understand the handbook thoroughly before enrolling in any nationally accredited training program offered by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd. This ensures you are well-informed about the enrolment process and the program details.

If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Intrinsic Safety on 1300 990 336 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

LLN and Digital Literacy

You can complete these activities, using the links below now, or once you have enrolled:

  • LLN Evaluation: It’s important for us to understand your language, literacy, and numeracy skills to best support your learning. Please complete the LLN Evaluation Verification, accessible HERE.
  • Digital Literacy Checklist: To ensure you’re prepared for our digital learning environment, please fill out the Pre-Enrolment Digital Literacy Checklist available HERE.
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