Operate As Part Of An ECO (Webinar)


Provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to operate as part of an emergency control organisation.


This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to work within the command, control, and coordination structure of an Emergency Control Organisation (ECO). An ECO’s priority is the safety of facility occupants and visitors during an emergency. ECO members are responsible for pre-emergency, emergency, and post-emergency actions. It includes undertaking pre-emergency planning, taking appropriate actions in an emergency, and assisting with post-emergency activities.

Course Overview:-

  • Respond to emergency reports, signals, and warnings.
  • Initiate and control initial emergency response
  • Understanding human behaviour
  • Anticipate further development of emergencies
  • Assist with pre-emergency and post-emergency actions


This course is delivered over 3 hours, including assessment.

Units of competency

Elective Units

  • PUAFER005 – Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this unit stipulated in the Training Package however participants 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

Webinar face-to-face learning will be performed via the internet using Zoom software. The sessions will be led by an experienced trainer encompassing the same principles as a face-to-face delivery with role-play video-based practical assessments recorded in real-time. The course will be delivered using a blended delivery approach and will consist of:

  • Webinar online instructions
  • Role-play video-based practical assessments
  • Theory assessments

Materials or equipment required

We will provide all necessary equipment and materials to undertake this unit 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.

Additional information

Your certificate does not have an expiry date, however, industry standards recommend retraining every year.

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