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Elevate your team’s emergency management capabilities with our specialised Chief Warden Training, specifically developed for industrial environments. This on-site course is ideal for a variety of industry sectors, tailored to meet the distinct safety requirements of your workplace, ensuring the training is both relevant and highly beneficial for your team’s chief warden roles.

Conducted within your own workplace setting, our Chief Warden Training offers an interactive and practical learning experience. We focus on real-life emergency scenarios that mirror your specific workplace conditions, ensuring the skills acquired are not only effective but also immediately applicable to chief warden responsibilities.

Our course recognises the diverse dynamics of professional teams and places a strong emphasis on advanced leadership, strategic communication, and collaborative emergency management techniques. This approach strengthens team cohesion and significantly boosts the team’s efficiency in orchestrating comprehensive responses to fire emergencies.

Designed to integrate seamlessly with your organisation’s operational schedule, our Chief Warden training reduces interference with your daily activities. The program delves into advanced aspects beyond basic fire response, concentrating on cultivating leadership in emergency situations, advanced situational awareness, and comprehensive emergency preparedness. This equips chief wardens with the expertise to effectively oversee and coordinate fire safety strategies and responses.

Choose our Chief Warden Training for a strategic and impactful method to enhance your team’s emergency management skills in an industrial setting. Choosing this training is a proactive step towards fostering a safer, more adept emergency response team.

Chief Warden Training Customised for Your Industry

Our Chief Warden Training is designed to address the specific fire safety challenges faced by a wide range of industries. Understanding that each sector has its unique risks and requirements, we ensure that our training is not only comprehensive but also tailored to your industry’s needs. Here’s how our training is customised for key sectors:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial: We focus on emergency coordination in environments with heavy machinery and flammable materials, ensuring chief wardens are equipped to handle industrial-scale incidents.
  • Healthcare Facilities: Our training includes strategies for evacuating patients with diverse needs and coordinating staff during emergencies, vital for healthcare environments.
  • Educational Institutions: We tailor our program to manage large-scale evacuations in schools and universities, ensuring the safety of students and staff in complex building layouts.
  • Hospitality Industry: Our training is designed for rapid guest evacuation and emergency management in hotels and large restaurants, essential for maintaining guest safety.
  • Office and Corporate Settings: We cover scenario-based training for high-rise buildings and corporate campuses, focusing on efficient evacuation coordination and emergency response.
  • Retail and Shopping Centres: Our course includes managing emergency situations in busy retail environments, ensuring public safety and effective evacuation strategies.
  • Construction Sites: Training focuses on handling fire emergencies in construction settings, where quick response and coordination are key.
  • Chemical and Petroleum Industries: We provide specialised training for managing fire emergencies involving hazardous materials, a critical requirement in these industries.
  • Transportation Hubs: Our program covers the coordination of fire emergency responses in busy airports, train stations, and bus depots.
  • Public Sector and Government Buildings: We focus on emergency management in high-occupancy public buildings, ensuring the safety of employees and the public.
  • Entertainment and Recreational Venues: Our training is tailored for managing large crowd evacuations in cinemas, theatres, and sports stadiums.

By choosing our Chief Warden Training, you are ensuring that your team is equipped with the skills and knowledge to effectively lead and manage fire emergencies, tailored specifically to the needs of your industry. This training is a crucial step towards enhancing safety and preparedness in a variety of critical sectors.


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

This training has a pre-requisite requirement of:

If you do not hold the pre-requisite unit we can deliver a training session that provides both units.

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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Course Fees

  • Group Bookings: Contact us to discuss a customised quote.

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Payment Information

  • Group Bookings: Custom payment solutions for every team. We’ll work with you to set up terms that align with your needs and ours.

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: 6-hour intensive, hands-on session.
  • Blended/Refresher Training: Mix of online pre-learning and 3-hour practical session, ideal for skill updates.

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

Our detailed course outline ensures a thorough grasp of:

Emergency Planning and Procedures:

  • Regulations And Standards
  • Facility Emergencies Regulatory Requirements
  • Types Of Facility Emergencies
  • Identifying Facility Emergencies
  • Situations That Can Lead To Emergencies
  • Organisational Policies And Procedures
  • Undertaking Pre-Emergency Planning
  • Facility Emergency Plan Components
  • Monitoring Currency Of Facility Emergency Plan
  • Facility Emergency Response Procedures
  • Emergency Response Procedure Structure
  • Implementing Emergency Response Procedures

Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) and Team Dynamics:

  • ECO Authority
  • Command, Control And Coordination Function
  • 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

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

Emergency Response and Management:

  • Typical Behaviour During Emergencies
  • Dynamic Risk Assessment
  • Occupants Who May Require Assistance
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP)
  • Key Components Of A PEEP
  • Purpose Of A PEEP
  • Storage Of PEEP Documents
  • Emergency Stations
  • Ensuring Emergency Stations Are Attended
  • Criteria For Positioning Emergency Equipment
  • Identifying Location Of Emergency Equipment

Communication and Decision Making:

  • Reporting Emergencies
  • Information To Be Provided
  • Role Of Emergency Services
  • Authority Of Emergency Services Over ECO
  • Liaising With Emergency Services
  • Alerting Occupants
  • Emergency Warnings
  • Alert And Evacuation Tones
  • 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
  • Following ECO Instructions 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-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
  • Develop a Facility Emergency Plan – Practical
  • Simulated Emergency Response Drill – 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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