About the course

Fires destroy property, cause injuries and take lives. A fire in the workplace can also mean the termination of jobs. One of the key strategies to maintain a safe workplace and prevent fires is fire safety training. With proper training workers can eliminate fire hazards and respond quickly and efficiently if a fire breaks out. Without proper training a small occurrence can quickly grow to become a major incident with devastating outcomes.

Everyone is at risk if there is a fire. However, there are some workers who may be at greater risk because of when or where they work, or because they’re not familiar with the premises or the equipment at the work site. Fire safety training can teach workers how to recognize fire hazards, conduct a fire safety risk assessment, prevent a workplace fire, and respond if a fire occurs.

This course aims at improving the knowledge of health professionals on the fire and safety plans in health care institutions. This will help them understand what is to be done in case of a fire break out. This knowledge can be applied to manage an efficient evacuation process and thus minimize casualties and loss.

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarise elements of fire.
  • Identify classes of fire.
  • Recognise the need of fire and safety plan in health care institutions.
  • Describe fire safety concepts.
  • Discuss WHS.
  • Explain WHS obligations for employers and workers.
  • State the role of the national peak body for fire protection.
  • Determine the various hospital codes.
  • Explain the various firefighting equipment.
  • Discuss what to do in case of a fire.
  • Describe the fire evacuation processes.

Number of CPD Points

2 Points

Duration of the course

2 hours (self-paced)

Course curriculum