The Fire Watch training program is designed to provide participants with knowledge and information necessary to perform fire watch duties.
Legislation and Standards
Employer and Worker Responsibilities
Safe Work Practices
Fire Watch Planning
Steps of Fire Response (What to do in the event of a fire)
Types of Extinguishers, Agents, and Classification
Types of Fires, Classifications, and Behaviours
Operation and Maintenance of Fire Extinguishers
Fire Watch Duties
Who Requires this Training
- Any construction or industrial site engaged in “hot work”, namely work processes that can produce a source of ignition such as a spark or open flame, must implement a hot work management program including the provision of fire watchers.
Employers and their employees are required Fire Watch training as per the OH&S ACT: Obligations of Employers, Workers, etc. s. 2(1)-(5), Existence of Imminent Danger s. 35(1)-(2), General Protection of Workers s. 13(1)-(4), and Duties of Workers s. 14(1)-(2).
This training equips participants to identify and assess hazards that can give rise to fires. Most important to the participant will be a focused discussion on specific efforts they can introduce in their workplaces to prevent the potential for fires and related explosions and when necessary, the steps needed to respond to fires and explosions.