Fire Safety Officer Skills Set NSW

Facility Fire Safety (NSW)

Nationally Recognised Fire Safety Officer (FSO) Training Course

Successful completion of this course meets the minimum requirements to be qualified and act as a Fire Safety Officer (FSO) under NSW Healthcare Policy Directive PD2010_024.

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Training and Assessment Delivered on behalf of Allens Training

Units of Study

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded a statement of attainment in the following units:

  • PUAFER001 Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations
  • PUAFER002 Ensure facility emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
  • PUAFER004 Respond to facility emergencies
  • PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control team
  • PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation
  • PUAFER008 Confine small emergencies in a facility

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Course Duration

  • Full course – 2 days face to face

Venue Location & Details

Time: 2 full days – 9:00am – 5:00pm (includes morning tea & lunch)
Venue: Invercauld House
163 Invercauld Road, Goonellabah NSW 2480

Practical course component – use of fire extinguishers to extinguish a live fire.

Course Delivery

This course can also be delivered in your workplace, or at a training facility.

Course Fees & Payment Terms:

Individual bookings: $845 + GST per participant

Groups Bookings:
Contact the team at Safety and Fire Education for our latest group booking prices.

Payment terms – individuals are required to pay their course fees before commencing their study. Groups and organisations will be invoiced for their training and will be required to pay according to the invoice terms.

Refund Policy

  • Students who cancel their booking 10 days prior to the commencement of their training course are entitled to a full refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the start of a course – 50% refund to cover processing costs.
  • Cancellations made after a training program has commenced are not refundable.

Entry Requirements

Participants in this course must be physically capable of:

  • assessing a facility to identify hazards and prevent emergency situations;
  • ensuring facility emergency systems are implemented;
  • conducting an evacuation and providing assistance to those in need;
  • taking on a leadership role, giving clear directions under emergency conditions, making decisions appropriate to the situation and keeping others appropriately informed; and
  • undertaking risk management procedures and using and re-stowing initial response equipment.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

To complete any nationally accredited training in Australia, it is a requirement that you have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You can register for a free USI at

If a USI is not supplied and verified, a statement of attainment cannot be issued to you upon completion of your training.

Learners Rights and Responsibilities

This course is delivered by Safety and Fire Education on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909

For a detailed guide on your rights and responsibilities including information on where to go for support and how to submit complaints and appeals, please read the student handbook here.

Training and Assessment Delivered on behalf of Allens Training

Assessment Requirements

Assessment for this course includes a combination of practical demonstrations in simulated real life scenarios and theoretical assessment.

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
  • Put out a small paper/wood fire

Documentation tasks:

  • 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:

  • Hazardous work
  • Review safe work practices and plans

Theory Assessment:

The theory component of this course is comprised of a series of questions assessing the required knowledge from the training package.