AUST – Emergency Plan training programs are designed for Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) members who are required under AS3745 – 2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’ to be trained in the position of chief warden, deputy chief warden and communications officer. Chief warden training is the pivotal role in ensuring the ECO outcomes are achieved.

Chief Warden Training Outcomes

Emergency plan training will ensure that staff develop skills to appreciate the extent of onsite workplace emergencies and that the chief warden training covers the safe evacuation of the workplace.

Chief warden training covers AS3745-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies in facilities’, in particular ECO and evacuation procedures for buildings, structures and workplaces and how AS3745 applies to their workplace.

Chief warden training will enable your staff to assist in the management and monitoring of workplace emergency prevention, when necessary commence the emergency response specified by the Emergency Planning Committee.

Chief Warden Training Includes:

Chief warden training will include all requirements of AS3745-2010 and provide an awareness of these requirements specific to the workplace of your staff. Chief warden training will include:

  • The roles and responsibilities within the emergency plan
  • Duties of the emergency planning committee
  • Duties of the emergency response team (if exists) as described in the emergency response procedures
  • Decision-making, command and control
  • Methods of raising the alarm
  • Location of emergency resources in the work areas
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Safety procedures at fires
  • Record keeping
  • Actions for the specific emergencies contained in the emergency response procedures
  • Coordination of communication during emergencies, including use of any installed specialised communications equipment such as; Sound Systems and Intercom Systems (SSIS) Emergency Warning and Intercommunications Systems (EWIS) and Occupant Warning Systems (OWS)
  • Bomb threat
  • Liaison with Emergency Services
  • Coordination of evacuation activities
  • Implementation of post-emergency activities in accordance with the emergency plan

Chief Warden Training: Learning Objectives

On completion of the Chief Warden training your staff will be able to:

  • Describe the responsibilities of a Chief Warden as a member of the Emergency Control Organisation
  • Describe the actions necessary of a Chief Warden in preventing emergencies
  • Describe the role of Chief Warden in preparing for various types of emergencies
  • Describe the role of the Chief Warden in responding to various types of emergencies.

Chief Warden Training: Health Care

Chief Warden training can be modified to ensure the requirements for Health Care under AS 4083-2010 ‘Planning for emergencies health care facilities’ are met where required.

Work Health Safety Legislation

Refer to our Work Health Safety Legislation Table for further statutory information on safe occupation of a building.