Fire Safety Officer (NSW) - Webinar


This course has been developed for individuals who wish to work or who are appointed in the role of Fire Safety Officer (FSO). This course will equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to contribute to appropriate emergency planning, making them familiar with all aspects of building fire safety and responding to facility emergencies.


The course has been developed to cover a broad range of emergencies and facilities as considered in Australian Standard 3745 (Planning for Emergencies in Facilities) and Australian Standard 4083 (Planning For Emergencies in Health Facilities).

Where this course is being delivered within the NSW Health sector, it is done in accordance with the NSW Health’s Policy Directive for Fire Safety in Health Care Facilities (PD2010_024). It applies to employees with limited or no fire safety experience and who are fulfilling a secondary appointment role. The FSO role is appropriate for smaller facilities or at a department level in a large facility.


2 Days

Units of competency

Elective Units

  • PUAFER001 – Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations
  • PUAFER002 – Ensure facility emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
  • PUAFER004 – Respond to facility emergencies
  • PUAFER005 – Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
  • PUAFER006 – Lead an emergency control organisation
  • PUAFER008 – Confine small emergencies in a facility

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this unit stipulated in the Training Packages however any participant must be over eighteen(18) years of age and have the ability to:

  • work independently
  • access and interpret information relevant to a range of typical emergencies that may occur in the facility or workplace
  • access and apply hazard controls
  • be able to communicate clearly in English (or Learning Needs support Services Referral provided)
  • be able to correctly interpret emergency procedure plans, work permits, and work procedures when dealing with an emergency or potential hazard

No student will be permitted to undertake the course if they are under the influence of alcohol, an illegal/illicit substance, or impaired by a prescribed medication and other impairments such as fatigue, mental health issue, or stress.

Assessment requirement

Skills must be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge. Simulated assessment environments will include simulated real-life working environments where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Delivery mode

Delivery of these units of competencies will be performed via the internet using Zoom software. Role-play video-based practical assessments will be recorded in real-time.

Materials or equipment required

We will provide all relevant training equipment and materials to undertake these units of competency. These will be packed and posted to you along with the required course material. As this is a webinar course, you will require access to a computer/laptop with good internet access, a webcam, and a microphone. If you require a webcam, please inform us so a loan webcam can be provided for the duration of the course.

Career pathways

Fire Safety Officer (NSW)

Additional information

The Fire Safety Officer accreditation is valid for a period of 3 years after which a refresher is required.

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