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Emergency Warden Training  (Evacuation Coordination Instruction)

This training course will provide employees with the knowledge and ability to act as Evacuation Coordinators in the workplace.  This course meets the employer obligations under the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 and may be used for Wardens and Chief Wardens.

The course content covers emergency preparedness, emergency identification, assessment of risk, understanding of human behaviour during an emergency situation and effectively planning for all types of emergencies within an organisation. The course complies with the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 and AS3745-2010 Planning for Emergencies in Facilities.

Session 1 is a half day course for Emergency Wardens (Evacuation Coordinators). For those who wish to continue on to become Chief Wardens, you will need to stay for Session 2 in the afternoon.  Please note you cannot undertake session two (Chief Warden) without doing session one first, as session two builds on what you have learnt in session one.

Course Program

  • Fire Safety Regulations
  • Evacuation Coordination Instruction
  • Role of the Building Warden under the Emergency Control Organisation
  • Fire Prevention Methods
  • Evacuation Procedures
  • Fire Safety Measures

Program Outline

  • Means of alerting and communicating with persons in the building
  • Alerting the fire service
  • Arranging the evacuation of all persons in the building including those with special needs
  • Checking whether all persons have been evacuated
  • Meeting and advising the fire service on arrival
  • Types of emergencies
  • Emergency Control Organisation team
  • Building Warden Procedures and Responsibilities
  • Emergency Safety Plans and Procedures
  • Evacuation Plans and Procedures
  • Building Fire Alarms and Communications Systems
  • Emergencies that may require Evacuation
  • Investigating the Fire / Alarm / Incident
  • Classification and Fire Types
  • Emergency Coordination and Safety of Evacuees
  • Post-Evacuation Activities

What will the outcome be?

Participants will receive a Statement of Attendance at the conclusion of the course. Where the course is conducted onsite, a Fire and Evacuation Instruction Record will be provided on completion of the course as required under the Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.

Are there any prerequisites?

The course is for those participants who have been delegated to perform the role of Evacuation Coordinator (also known as Emergency Warden, Area Warden or Floor Warden, including Assistant Building Warden and Chief Warden).  There are no pre-requisites for this course.

How is the course run?

The Evacuation Coordination Instruction course is both theoretical and practical in structure.  Training is conducted either at our training premises or on-site at your premises over a four hour period.  Students in the Emergency Warden course are required to perform practical activities throughout the duration of the course.  Due to the practical components of the course, participants are advised to wear comfortable casual attire including long pants and enclosed shoes. Those who wish to become Chief Warden will need to undertake further training in the afternoon.

Is recertification required?

Refresher training of Evacuation Coordination Instruction should occur every 12 months.

Course Venue and Equipment

Where courses are conducted on-site then a suitable venue, data projector and white board are to be provided by the client company. The venue shall have sufficient space for the participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of training. Any catering costs shall be borne by the client company. Please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements if there is any difficulty in providing these facilities and equipment.

Additional Costs and Expenses

Where the training is conducted outside the immediate Cairns or Townsville area then additional costs will be applicable. Any air fares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this training will be on-charged. Mileage will be charged at 80¢ (plus GST) per kilometre and traveling time will be charged at our standard rates. Please contact us for a formal quotation for courses conducted outside of Cairns or Townsville.


To book an On-site or Dedicated Course

Contact our office to book an on-site or dedicated course for your organisation for either Emergency Warden training or Chief Warden training.  Dates will be scheduled on receipt of booking.


Enrolling in a Public Course

Please note there are no public courses scheduled at this time.



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