PUAFER006 - Lead An Emergency Control Organization
The course applies to individuals who may be required to make decisions about the safety of occupants of a facility during an emergency and to give instructions on the priority order for responding to an emergency incident, including command, control and coordination of facility emergency response procedures and concluding the facility emergency incident. They may also be required to act as the primary liaison with emergency services. Individuals who undertake this role will generally be members of an Emergency Control Organization (ECO), acting as chief wardens, deputy chief wardens and communications officers.
The course has been developed to cover a broad range of emergencies and facilities as considered in Australian Standard 3745 and Australian Standard 4083. It applies to employees in the workplace within all industries and in all contexts.
Participants in this course will also learn how to effectively:
Apply Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements
Brief emergency services personnel
Command, control and coordinate facility emergency response procedures
Comply with legislation, industry standards, codes of practice and regulations concluding facility emergency
Give clear directions and keep others informed throughout the emergency in accordance with the facility emergency plan
Identify evacuation assembly areas
Implement facility emergency response procedures
Interpret information displayed on emergency control indicator equipment including fire indicator panel, building management system and security management system
Prepare for emergencies in a facility
Respond to emergency signals and warnings appropriately
Undertake pre-emergency planning