Emergency Response Training - Warden

As required by WHS Legislation and Standards, the Employer must provide for emergency situations. Each building from classes two (2) to nine (9) must have an ECO in place, including staff that are trained to take control of a building and coordinate a response in the event of an incident occurring.  Furthermore, the efficient and speedy response to an incident can render it safe, therefore minimising the effect that it has on the business. The Emergency Response ECO course covers response procedures, evacuation procedures and the skills required to act as a member of the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) and logically builds on skills and knowledge gained in the General Occupant course.


Course Description

As required by WHS Legislation and Standards, the Employer must provide for emergency situations.  Each building from classes two (2) to nine (9) must have an ECO in place, including staff that are trained to take control of a building and coordinate a response in the event of an incident occurring.  Furthermore, the efficient and speedy response to an incident can render it safe, therefore minimising the effect that it has on the business.

The Emergency Response ECO course covers response procedures, evacuation procedures and the skills required to act as a member of the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) and logically builds on skills and knowledge gained in the General Occupant course.


Course Content

This course is aimed at occupants undertaking the role of Warden as part of the Emergency Control Organisation, specifically tailored to the organisation and buildings risk assessment.

Participants will gain the essential knowledge required to respond and effectively communicate during an emergency as part of the Emergency Control Organisation for the client site.

At the completion of this course, participants will demonstrate skills in conducting an evacuation, managing occupants, operating emergency equipment, reporting and liaising with Emergency Services.

Topics include:

  • Obligations of the ECO as per Australian Standards,  WHS Legislation and the Building Code of Australia
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Emergency Control Organisation 
  • The Operation and use of Building Emergency Equipment
  • Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
  • Managing persons with special needs
  • Emergency points, their location, use and importance
  • Risks and their management, as appropriate to the client site

Course Duration

The course is delivered over a 1.5 hour period.


Delivery mode

Training is delivered face to face including both theory and practical components with a strong emphasis on the practical application of skills. The course involves practical session on emergency response and evacuation.


Award and Recognition

Successful participants will be awarded a Statement of Training.


Prerequisites

Participants are required to have completed the Emergency Response Training - General Occupant course prior to enrolment.

This course is the prerequisite training for Emergency Response Chief Warden certification.

For more information please contact EMS on 1300 133 302 or visit www.ems.edu.au