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Undertake First Response to Fire Incidents

Duration:
1 Day

Max Students:
15

Designed for:
This competency applies to students who are required to respond to fires in the workplace (other than evacuating to the assembly point). It covers the first response (only) to fire, and does not include aggressive fire fighting. Typically this response would be undertaken to contain/extinguish a minor fire or to contain a more major fire while external help arrived.

Pre-requisites:
Nil

Co-requisites:
Nil

Pre-entry Requirements:
Unique Student Identifier (USI) - www.usi.gov.au
Fitness to participate

Description:
This unit is designed to ensure that an appropriate first response to fire incidents in onshore and offshore situations/emergencies is achieved. This competency applies to students who are required to respond to fires in the workplace (other than evacuating to the assembly point). It covers the first response (only) to fire, and does not include aggressive fire fighting. Typically this response would be undertaken to contain/extinguish a minor fire or to contain a more major fire while external help arrived.

Content:

Specific skills are required to achieve the performance criteria in this course these are as follows:

  • Site specific alarm procedures
  • Characteristics of fire and fuel types
  • Composition and uses of extinguishing agents
  • Basic fire fighting equipment
  • Site or organisation emergency procedures and response plans
  • Site specific isolation procedures
  • Liaison techniques with third parties
  • Procedures to isolate pipeline sectors

Unit of Competency

MSMWHS212 Undertake first response to fire incidents

Assessment:
Assessment is conducted my using a range of scenarios, case studies and orally / written questions.

Delivery Method:
Classroom theory via PowerPoint presentations, including audio-visual material and practical activities that simulate workplace incidents relating to fire.


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