Area Warden Training

The Area Warden training course has been developed by Shawsett Training with the aim of equipping Evacuation Wardens with the skills required to safely carry out their duties consistent with their responsibilities within the existing Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures.

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Training courses will be conducted on site to allow for practical familiarisation of evacuation routes and requirements. Courses may be conducted for groups of up to 10 participants at a time to allow practical outcomes to be met.

Introduction

The Area Warden training course has been developed by Shawsett Training with the aim of equipping Evacuation Wardens with the skills required to safely carry out their duties consistent with their responsibilities within the existing Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures.

Rationale

The rationale for this course is based on extensive consultation and negotiation with industry, working within the guidelines as outlined under Australian Standards AS 3745-1995, with particular attention given to the requirements under Section 3 – Training. In developing this course recognition has been given to the procedures of the standard in Western Australia Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures.

Course Objectives

Participants completing this course will:

  • Develop a practical working understanding of emergency evacuation procedures and techniques
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of evacuation routes as per existing Emergency Response & Evacuation Procedures
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of their role and responsibilities within the procedures, (especially in relation to bomb threat)
  • Develop an understanding of the theory of fire and classes of fire
  • Develop an awareness of appropriate fire extinguishing mediums
  • Demonstrate an understanding of first aid requirements in patient extrication where first aid is applicable to their role and responsibility

Course Format

Training courses will be conducted on site to allow for practical familiarisation of evacuation routes and requirements. Courses may be conducted for groups of up to 10 participants at a time to allow practical outcomes to be met.

Where possible, courses should be conducted for personnel with similar responsibilities, e.g. those wardens responsible for first aid etc. Course format will concentrate on site specific requirements and general guidelines as listed within the Australian Standard AS3745-1995.

Course is one day in length, (commencing at 8.30am), with an active classroom presentation in the morning covering:

  • Requirements and responsibilities under Australian Standard AS3745-1995
  • General outline of roles and responsibilities of Emergency Control Personnel under any existing Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures document
  • Familiarisation of plan
  • Appropriate evacuation behavior in the response to an emergency
  • Mobility of impaired personnel
  • Theory of fire and classifications of fire
  • General fire awareness
  • Operation of fire suppression/extinguishing mediums in appropriate circumstances
  • Special procedures required for strategic locations
  • Hazardous goods and substances

Practical sessions to cover:

  • Familiarisation of evacuation routes and marshalling areas
  • Alternative routes
  • Evacuation control
  • Reporting and accounting for personnel
  • Briefing of professional emergency officers, e.g. Fire and Rescue staff, Paramedics and Police etc.
  • Requirements for evacuation of nearby non site buildings
  • Practical demonstration of fire extinguishment with a variety of extinguishing mediums
  • Where appropriate responsibility for first aid, practical patient extrication and first responder treatment of patients

Certificate

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to each person who completes the requirements of the course. This training is not a Nationally Recognised course.