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Jan 2020

When did you last hold emergency evacuation training? 

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Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC


Are your workplace emergency procedures up-to-date? Do you have an active ECO? All workplaces should have an established emergency control organisation (ECO) as a part of their building safety measures. You might know them as ‘Chief Warden’ and ‘Wardens'.  
  
The recent extreme weather events and bushfire emergencies don’t directly impact all organisations, yet they are a very real reminder of the importance of emergency planning. Emergency situations can occur at any time, often without notice. Planning for emergencies in facilities needn’t be complicated or time-consuming. It boils down to ensuring all building occupants know what to do in an emergency and implementing some common-sense processes and equipment, such as an emergency management plan.  
  


Who are the members of your emergency control organisation? 


The makeup of the ECO often experiences a reshuffle in the new year. It’s common for new members to join while others move on to fresh challenges and responsibilities. But even if your warden positions are stable, the new year is still a good time to have that first meeting. It’s important to start the year by re-grouping and ensuring emergency procedures are up-to-date. 
 


Now is a popular time to act.  

 


February is when Kineo sees the most demand for emergency safety training. Organisations want to start the new year with fresh enthusiasm and ever-improving efficiency and safety. Kineo’s suite of online workplace safety courses includes three fire and emergency titles. These established and well-received courses cover evacuation procedures, warden roles, and fire awareness and extinguisher training. And as they were co-created with subject-matter-expert Chubb, the largest publicly traded property and casualty company in the world, there is the assurance of quality that you should expect. 
  
These three complementary courses are located in the Health and Safety section in Kineo Courses off-the-shelf elearning library.  
 
General Evacuation Training 


Designed for all occupants of a building in Australia to satisfy necessary emergency evacuation training, this course will assist with precautionary planning for emergencies in facilities and form part of an organisation’s emergency safety training.  
  
General Evacuation Training provides an understanding of what is necessary in an emergency and evacuation plan, why evacuations occur, what happens in an emergency and what the evacuation procedures are in an evacuation. The course also explores evacuations from chemical spills, adverse weather conditions, along with active armed offender emergencies. 


Learners gain knowledge and direction with: 

 

  • Prevention and preparation planning. 
  • Roles in an emergency. 
  • Emergency protection and warning systems. 
  • How to respond to an emergency. 
  • Actions to take. 

  
Fire Awareness and Extinguisher Training


This course has been designed for use in a fire safety training program and focuses on fire safety in the workplace. The course provides key learning related to fire danger fire extinguisher selection and use.  
  
Learners are trained in: 

 

  • The basic characteristics of fire and the risk to life and property it poses. 
  • How to respond to a fire emergency. 
  • How to use portable fire equipment. 

  
Warden Training 


This course is for any employee who is a member of the emergency control organisation who has undertaken a warden training course. The purpose of the course is to improve the understanding of the warden’s role in the workplace, as well as preparation, prevention and readiness in order to respond safely and quickly to workplace emergencies. 


The Warden Training course covers: 

 

  • What emergencies are and how people behave in such stressful situations. 
  • Emergency preparation and prevention, including the need to identify and control hazards. 
  • The roles and responsibilities of the emergency control organisation (ECO). 
  • Fire protection systems. 
  • How to respond in the event of an active armed offender emergency. 
  • How to respond safely to an emergency and assist other occupants. 
  • Warden roles before, during and after an incident occurs. 

  
Try before you buy is available. Gain 14 days free access to some of our most popular and core workplace training courses. Experience first-hand what makes Kineo Courses a popular and effective choice for your learners. 
  
Further independent reading on emergency plans and procedures can be obtained via Safework Australia.  

Sally Danbury

Sally Danbury

Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC

Since the year immemorial Sally has exercised an avid passion for creativity with words, images and Pilates.  She is most content in the workplace when crafting enticing messages that inspire and engage.