Course Set - Fire Safety Advisor (QLD)

This course has been developed for individuals who wish to work or who are appointed in the role of Fire Safety Adviser (FSA). It will provide individuals with the relevant knowledge, skills and abilities required to become an FSA in accordance with the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.  Furthermore, it will also equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to advise on appropriate emergency planning, making them familiar with all aspects of building fire safety on day to day matters and during facility emergencies. A Fire Safety Adviser is required in all high occupancy buildings listed in the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.  (High occupancy is classified as: 30 or more employees; a Class 2 or 3 building that is more than 25m in height; or a Class 4 building or an at-risk premises, as nominated by the Commissioner of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services)

The course has been developed to cover a broad range of emergencies and facilities as considered in Australian Standard 3745 and Australian Standard 4083.   It applies to employees in the workplace within all industries and in all contexts within Queensland.

Participants in this course will also learn how to effectively:

•      Understanding the role and responsibilities of an FSA

•      Understanding legislation relating to fire safety

•      Identifying fire safety installations and equipment in a building

•      Developing an awareness of maintenance and records relating to fire safety

•      Developing risk management strategies

•      Emergency Planning Processes

•      Conducting and Evaluating evacuation exercises and fire drills

•      Operating emergency protection and emergency control equipment


Provider of Training and Assessment

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.


Important information prior to enrolment

Units Being Delivered

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course.

PUAFER001 Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations

PUAFER002 Ensure facility emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented

PUAFER003 Manage and monitor facility emergency procedures, equipment and other resources

PUAFER004 Respond to facility emergencies

PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control team

PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation

PUAFER007 Manage an emergency control organisation

PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility

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The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

Course Delivery 

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an Allens Training facility.

Course Duration (face to face)

•      Face to Face – 3 Days (21 hours) (minimum) – full face to face course

Work Placement Arrangements

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Learners Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including Complaints

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Course Fees and Payments

•      Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees.

•      Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook.

•      Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.

Assessment Requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.  These are detailed in the sections following.

What happens at the course?

Assessment Activities

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include: 

  • Performance tasks - The assessor must observe the following performance tasks:
    • Identify and implement emergency protection systems and equipment
    • Monitor and review emergency control structures
    • Prepare for and undertake pre-emergency planning
    • Respond and follow instructions for a fire emergency
    • Operate as part of an ECO in a fire emergency
    • Lead an ECO in a fire emergency
    • Document and maintain a facility emergency plan
    • Manage a small chemical spill

o    Put out a small paper/wood fire

  • Documentation - The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:
    • Workplace emergency checklist
    • Emergency equipment fault log
    • Workplace emergency plan review report
    • Emergency evacuation incident and debrief form
    • Facility emergency plan
    • Incident report
  • Case Study - The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard. Model responses are provided later in this document.
    • Hazardous work
    • Review safe work practices and plans

·         Theory assessment -   A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions. Model responses are provided later in this document. The student must complete all assessment questions.

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