Confine small emergencies in a facility (Classroom)


Provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to confine small emergencies in a facility using initial response equipment.


This unit of competency is designed for anyone with limited or no fire safety experience in first attack firefighting skills. It includes:-

  • Preparing for emergency situations
  • Access and interpret information relevant to a range of typical emergencies that may occur in the facility or workplace
  • Access and apply hazard controls
  • Safely confining emergencies
  • Understand the classification of fires and the principles of combustion
  • Identifying the different fire extinguihser types
  • Demonstrate the correct use of portable fire extinguishers to extinguish fires
  • Operating a fire hose reel
  • How to use a fire blanket


This course is delivered over 3 hours, including assessment.

Units of competency

Elective Units

  • PUAFER008 – Confine small emergencies in a facility

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

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 two years.

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