Lead an emergency control organisation (Classroom)


Provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to lead an emergency control organisation (ECO) and to work within the command, control, and coordination structure of an ECO. The Chief Warden’s priority is the safety of facility occupants and visitors during an emergency and ensuring that ECO members work as a team to facilitate pre-emergency, emergency, and post-emergency actions as required.


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to make decisions about the safety of occupants during a facility emergency and to give instructions on the priority order for responding to an emergency incident. It includes leading the preparation of facility emergency response procedures; commanding, controlling, and coordinating facility emergency response procedures and responses, and concluding the facility emergency incident. Individuals who undertake this work may also act as the primary liaison with emergency services after their arrival.


This course is delivered over 3 hours, including assessment.

Units of competency

Elective Units

  • PUAFER006 – Lead an emergency control organisation

Entry requirements

You will need to have completed PUAFER005 – Operate as part of an Emergency Control Organisation as a prerequisite and must also 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

The training course will be delivered face-to-face classroom instruction including assessments and guided practice with an experienced trainer.

Materials or equipment required

We will provide all relevant training equipment and materials to undertake this unit of competency.

Additional information

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

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