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

  • 1

    Fire and Safety

    • Student Handbook -Part 01

    • Student Handbook -Part 02

    • Student Handbook -Part 03

  • 2

    Topic 1: Introduction to Fire and Safety

    • Introduction to Fire and Safety - Part 01

    • Fire

    • Introduction to Fire and Safety - Part 02

    • Fire Evacuation

    • Introduction to Fire and Safety - Part 03

    • Fire Safety in Healthcare

    • Introduction to Fire and Safety - Part 04

    • 2009 Victorian Firestorm with Tornado - filmed by Jim Baruta

    • Introduction to Fire and Safety - Part 05

  • 3

    Topic 2: Fire Work Health and Safety (WHS)

    • Fire Work Health and Safety (WHS) - Part 01

    • How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

    • Fire Work Health and Safety (WHY)_Part 02

    • WHS Laws and Injuries

    • Fire Work Health and Safety (WHS) - Part 03

    • Workplace Health and Safety Australia

  • 4

    Topic 3: Managing Fire Incidents

    • Managing Fire Incidents - Part 01

    • Common Emergency Codes

    • Managing Fire Incidents - Part 02

    • Fire Extinguishers

    • Managing Fire Incidents_Part 03

    • How to Use a Fire Blanket and Their Applications

    • How to Use a Fire Hose Reel

    • How to Use a Fire Blanket

    • Managing Fire Incidents - Part 04

  • 5

    Fire and Safety Journal Articles

    • Decision model

    • Structural response

    • Fire risk

    • Preventing and managing OR fires requires complete team effort

  • 6

    Fire and Safety Assessment

    • TEST

  • 7

    Fire and Safety Evaluation

    • How did we do?