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This course has been developed for individuals who wish to work or who are appointed in the role of Fire Safety Adviser (FSA). It will provide individuals with the relevant knowledge, skills and abilities required to become an FSA in accordance with the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008. 

Furthermore, it will also equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to advise on appropriate emergency planning, making them familiar with all aspects of building fire safety on day to day matters and during facility emergencies.

A Fire Safety Advisor is required in all high occupancy buildings listed in the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.  (High occupancy is classified as: 30 or more employees; a Class 2 or 3 building that is more than 25m in height; or a Class 4 building or an at-risk premise, as nominated by the Commissioner of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services)

The course has been developed to cover a broad range of emergencies and facilities as considered in Australian Standard 3745 and Australian Standard 4083.   It applies to employees in the workplace within all industries and in all contexts within Queensland.

Participants in this course will also learn how to effectively:

Understanding the role and responsibilities of an FSA

Understanding legislation relating to fire safety

Identifying fire safety installations and equipment in a building

Developing an awareness of maintenance and records relating to fire safety

Developing risk management strategies

Emergency Planning Processes

Conducting and Evaluating evacuation exercises and fire drills

Operating emergency protection and emergency control equipment

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

PUAFER001 - Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations
PUAFER002 - Ensure facility emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
PUAFER003 - Manage and monitor facility emergency procedures, equipment and other resources
PUAFER004 - Respond to facility emergencies
PUAFER005 - Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
PUAFER006 - Lead an emergency control organisation
PUAFER007 - Manage an emergency control organisation
PUAFER008 - Confine small emergencies in a facility

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 21 Hours

Participants must have the physical capacity to use the appropriate equipment and complete assessment tasks, including commanding, controlling and coordinating of facility emergency response procedures.

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

This certificate does not require renewal

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

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


  • Workplace emergency checklist
  • Emergency equipment fault log
  • Workplace emergency plan review report
  • Emergency evacuation incident and debrief form
  • Facility emergency plan
  • Incident report

Case Studies:

  • Hazardous work
  • Review safe work practices and plans

Theory assessment -   A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909