Operate As Part Of ECO and Confine Small Emergencies (Webinar)


Provides participants with both the skills and knowledge required to confine small emergencies in a facility while operating as part of an emergency control organisation(ECO).


These units of competency involve the skills and knowledge required to operate as part of an Emergency Control Organisation to ensure the safety of occupants and visitors during an emergency. You will also be equipped with the practical skill to respond to various types of emergencies using initial first response equipment such as fire extinguishers and spill kits.


This course is delivered over 5 hours, including assessment.

Units of competency

Elective Units

  • PUAFER005 – Operate as part of 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 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 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, let a team member know beforehand so a loan unit can be arranged for you.

The following equipment will be provided:-

  • Access to a fire extinguisher for fire simulation
  • Equipment for spill kit simulation
  • Required PPE’s and fire extinguihser anti-tamper seals
  • Assessment manual

Additional information

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

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