PAUFER008 – Confine small emergencies in a facility

Confine small emergencies in a facility

Commonly referred to as First Attack Fire Fighting. Most fire incidents can be resolved by quick decisive action and the effective application of the correct extinguishing methods.  This unit provides the required knowledge and skills for participants to be able to correctly identify and select the most suitable firefighting equipment typically installed in workplaces such as extinguishers, fire blankets and hose reels and safely use that equipment on small workplace fires.

In a perfect world we would use real fire for participants to demonstrate fire fighting techniques however there are several issues that make this very difficult:

  • the very real threat of burns to participants
  • restrictions with the lighting of fires due to Fire Restrictions in the area and,
  • site dangers such as other staff members, close buildings, lack of suitable space or smoke removal

With this in mind, we offer in class simulated fire fighting methods using “projected” fire via PowerPoint and the use of real extinguishers filled with air only. Using this method we can eliminate potential injury to staff attending the course, eliminate the potential that the course may have to be postponed due to High Fire Danger and also eliminate disturbance of other staff in the organisation. 

Course covers:

  • Duties of the Emergency Control Organisation
  • Preparing for site specific fires
  • Reporting a fire
  • Evacuating from endangered areas
  • The fire triangle and classes of fire
  • Fire behaviour and the effects of smoke on humans
  • Identification of First Attack Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Operation and Application of First Attack Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Safe Working Practices

How do I enrol?

This unit is generally delivered to an organisation. Please contact our office for further details on booking

Award Issued

Nationally Recognised unit/s of Competence:
PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility

Target Audience

This unit is normally delivered to employees who are required to have training in the use of fire extinguishers and blankets to assist with small confined office / workplace fires 

Course Requirements

Basic numeracy and literacy skills are needed to attend this course.

Access to a computer with internet, as well as basic computer skills is required for completion of this unit.

If you have ANY special needs ( eg, language / literacy / numeracy difficulties, physical disabilities etc ) that you think may impact on your ability to complete this training please let us know prior to enrolling.

Participants MUST be physically capable of carrying and using fire extinguishers – some extinguishers may weigh as much as 25kg

Recertification requirements

Annual refresher for this unit is normally recommended with a maximum time frame between refresher courses of 24 months

Course Duration

Face to face training is approx. 3 – 6 hours depending on the needs to the students


PAUFER008 – Confine small emergencies in a facility

Award Issued

Nationally Recognised unit/s of Competence 

PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility

Course Duration

Face to face training is approx. 3-6 hours

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The venues we use especially in the Sydney region are clubs, as such, they have the right to set their own restrictions around who can and cannot enter the facility. These restrictions are totally out of our control and not always in line with Health Guidelines. We recommend you contact the venue you are booked to attend the day before the course and check that you are not restricted based on your individual situation. We can transfer your registration free of charge (if due to COVID venue restriction)  only if we are notified the day before a course. Normal cancellation policies will apply if we are not contacted prior to the event.

We are taking all required steps to ensure everyone’s safety including removing tables, no breaths required when doing CPR, ample cleansing wipes, refusal of attendance for any participants presenting with flu or cold symptoms, or those that should be self-isolating. 

Our standing request for unwell students: If you are unwell with any type of “cold or flu” we will NOT ALLOW YOU TO ENTER THE COURSE.

Face masks are not mandatory but we recognize you may choose to wear a mask when visiting our venues Covid 19 update