Confine Small Emergencies in a Facility

Course Details


Course Overview

The Confine Small Emergencies in a Facility course provides you with the skills and knowledge required to confine small emergencies in a facility and it applies to occupants who are required to have first attack firefighting skills.

It includes preparing for emergency situations, identifying and assessing an emergency, safely confining emergencies, using initial response equipment and reporting on the facility's emergency response.

Small emergencies in a facility include incidents such as small fires that can be controlled using a fire extinguisher; chemical spills that can be controlled using facility personal protective clothing and equipment and a spill kit; or a vehicle accident where there is no significant injury or damage.

All aspects of the unit must be undertaken in line with legislative requirements, organisational policies and procedures, and accepted safe work practices.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


This unit of competency (PUAFER008 Confine Small Emergencies in a Facility) can be used as either core or elective units within many nationally endorsed qualifications.

This course is part of ATCO Gas Australia’s Cert III Gas Supply Industry Operations qualification.

This Confine small emergencies in a facility training is suitable for those looking to use a fire hose reel, fire extinguisher and or fire blanket in their workplace, who need to fulfil an employment requirement, or people who want to have the ability to provide an emergency response in an everyday situation.

Having this qualification can also benefit people looking for employment; with the current industry focus on workplace safety, having a current Confine small emergencies in a facility accreditation gives you an advantage over other job-seekers; especially for high risk workplaces.

Length of course: Study - 2.5 hours | Assessment - 1.5 hours

Contact ATCO Gas Australia Training Department for further information if required. 


Book Course


1) please fill in the Enrolment Form

2) attach it to an email to the ATCO training team on:

Information about the course

  • Content
    • You will receive a classroom theory, practical demonstration followed by Written and Practical assessment on the following:
    •  Prepare for emergency situations
    • Identify and assess emergency
    •  Safely confine emergencies
    • Use initial response equipment
    • Report facility emergency response          
    • Initial response actions including activation of response team, activation of suppression systems, use of alerts, containment of emergency, evacuation of area, removal of occupants from danger, removal of emergency, basic aid, shut down procedures, use of containment systems and use of portable fire extinguishers, fire blankets and/or hose reels
    • Limitations of initial response equipment, emergency control equipment or facilities        
    • Methods of extinguishment
  • Pre-requisites

    There are no Prerequisites for this course at the time of publication. Intermediate level of English, literacy, language and numeracy are required to successfully complete this course.

    However the minimum for attending ATCO Gas Australia’s Training is Long Pants, Long Sleeves shirt (Preferably Hi Visibility) Safety Boots and valid photo identification and Unique Student Identification Number. 

    Contact ATCO Gas Australia Training Department for further information if required. 


  • Assessment Methods
    • Written assessment
    • Practical assessment
  • Session Duration and Location
    • 4 hours
    • Commencing 8:00 am (registration at 7:45 am)
    • Location – 81 Prinsep Road, Jandakot
  • Cost of course
    • $150.00