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Fire Safety and Emergency Response

Target Audience

All Workers


To be aware of fire preventative and safe evacuation theory in the event of a fire


At the end of the session the participant should be able to:

  • List their duties as Fire Wardens or Section Leaders
  • Recognise emergency warning sounds, codes, lighting
  • Identify fire hazards in the work place
  • Know your facility; fire maps and equipment
  • Select appropriate fire fighting aids 
  • Calling the fire brigade and evacuation procedures
  • Rescuing vulnerable and immobile clients for evacuation
  • List of residents, staff, visitors and contractors check at the evacuation site
  • Record keeping in the event of a fire
  • Audits
  • Practicing Audits and Drills


Standards Australia (2010), Planning for emergencies – Health care facilities,

 AS 3745 – 2010, Standards Australia, Sydney.

NSW Health, ‘Emergency Management Policy – SESLHDPD / 265’, NSW Health South East Sydney Local Health District <http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Policies_Procedures_Guidelines/Corporate/Disaster_Management/documents/EmergencyManagementPolicy.pdf> [20 February 2016].

Fire and Rescue NSW, ‘In case of fire’< http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=74 > [21 February 2016].

City of Sydney Council, ‘Fire Safety’<http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/business/regulations/health-and-safety/fire-safety> [20 February 2016].

Safe Work Australia, ‘Managing the Work Environment and Facilities – Code of Practice’p.13 <https://www.safework.sa.gov.au/uploaded_files/CoPManagingWorkEnvironmentFacilities.pdf> [19 February 2016].

Fire Safety in Health Care Facilities, NSW Government (2010) Viewed on 08/02/2017, <http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/pd/2010/PD2010_024.html>

Fire and Rescue NSW, ‘Portable fire extinguisher information for business’,< http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=74 >[20 February 2016].

Department of Fire and Emergency Services – Government of Western Australia, ‘Fire Blankets and Fire Extinguishers’, 2016 < NSW Health, ‘Guidelines for Fire Safety in Health Care Facilities – PD2005_336’< http://www.risklogic.com.au/site/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/NSW-Fire-Safety-in-HEalth-Care-Facilities.pdf >  [22 February 2016].

Fire Extinguishing Servicing, ‘Fire Extinguishing Colours as Well as Their Explanation’, <https://www.fireextinguisherservicing.wordpress.com/page/2/ >[23 February 2016].

Hendry, ‘Emergency Plan’<  http://www.emergencyplan.com.au/services/evacuation-diagrams/overview.aspx >[22 February 2016].

Victorian State Government, ‘Service Agreement Information Kit for Funded Organisations’  < http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/facs/bdb/fmu/service-agreement/4.departmental-policies-procedures-and-initiatives/4.1-fire-risk-management >[23 February 2016].

Queensland Health, ‘Internal Emergency Response Plan – Royal Childrens Hospital’ <http://www.sasvrc.qld.gov.au/SASVRC/Assets/Documents/Internal%20Emergency%20Response%20Plan.pdf >[22 February 2016].

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