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Workplace Emergency Response – General Occupancy and Fire Extinguishers


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These units are designed to train all personnel in the workplace how to minimise the possibility of workplace emergencies occurring and respond appropriately to emergencies which may occur in the workplace.

It provides participants with an overview and awareness of workplace emergencies, building emergency systems and procedures including evacuation routes, fire extinguishing systems and the skills to select and operate hand held fire fighting appliances including fire extinguishers, fire blankets and fire hose reels.

More importantly, you will know when it is safe to take these actions, and what to do in such cases.

These units are part of a suite of eleven workplace emergency response units including the prevention, evacuation and suppression streams. These units would benefit all members of staff. This training course has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745.

  • Identify emergency protection systems, emergency control equipment and evacuation systems
  • Identify and report situations and hazards that may lead to or contribute to workplace incidents and/or emergencies
  • Communicate according to workplace procedures and accepted safe practices
  • Monitor the work area to identify new and emerging risks on an ongoing basis
  • Communicate effectively in an emergency situation
  • Identify an emergency/potential emergency
  • Maintain own safety and the safety of others in emergency situations
  • Follow workplace emergency procedures and the advice of emergency control organisation members
  • Prepare, identify, assess and report emergency situations
  • Safely confine fire/emergencies where possible
  • Chemistry of fire
  • Fire fighting agents, equipment and procedures
  • Practical "HANDS ON" use of initial response (first attack fire fighting) equipment including Fire Extinguishers, Fire Blankets and Hose Reels

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to consider the following job roles:

  • Member of an Emergency Control Organisation (ECO)
  • Site Compliance

This unit is appropriate for those working in a operational role at worksites within:

  • Any organisation

Safety Boots or Enclosed footwear, suitable attire, a pen/pencil.


Duration - Four (4) Hours

Time - 8.30am to 12.30pm

General Occupancy and Fire is open to the public and can be delivered on your site or at the Academy. Learners will receive training in both theory and practical activities. Morning tea/coffee is provided when delivered at TTA. Please advise office of any dietary requirements


RPL is not offered. Learners who complete this UOC may be eligible for entry into further study such as: PUA20613 Certificate II in Public Safety.

If you require special assistance, including language literacy and numeracy please notify our office and support services can be arranged. Our student handbook is available from our office and this website.