Welcome To TasFire Training Providing Lifesaving Knowledge & Skills to Workplaces Across Tasmania Frequently Asked Questions   Do you have a question about how often you need to train
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Welcome to TasFire Training

Providing Fire Safety Training Solution In Tasmania.
Fire Safety Training, Fire Extinguisher Training, Wardens Training, Chief Wardens Training, Breathing Apparatus Training, Fire Safety & Extinguisher Training & Emergency Response Teams Training.
TasFire Training South Region Training Location

TRAINING COURSES SOUTH

We provide Chief Warden Training, Warden Training and Fire Safety & Extinguisher Training Courses at our Cambridge, Tasmania Location.

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TasFire Training Youngtown Launceston Location

TRAINING COURSES NORTH

We provide Chief Warden Training, Warden Training and Fire Safety & Extinguisher Training Courses at our Youngtown, Tasmania Location.

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TasFire Training Burnie Location

TRAINING COURSES NORTH WEST

We provide Chief Warden Training, Warden Training and Fire Safety & Extinguisher Training Courses at our Burnie, Tasmania Location.

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About On Request training Courses

ON REQUEST TRAINING COURSES

All of our Tasmania training courses can be provided onsite or at your place of business state wide. Contact us today to arrange on demand training.

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Important Training Course Information

What Workplace Emergency Planning Legislation applies?

All workplaces are subject to some form of Emergency Management legislation.

Workplace Health and Safety Regulations” (WHSRs)

https://worksafe.tas.gov.au/laws/the_legislation/acts_and_regulations

The Regulations apply to all workplaces and detail broad requirements for emergency preparedness and response. There are also a number of Codes of Practice such as Managing the Work Environment and Facilities Part 5 Emergency Plans that are useful tools.

General Fire Regulations 2010 (GFRs)

https://www.legislation.tas.gov.au/view/html/inforce/current/sr-2010-136

What do we need to do to comply with Legislation?

All workplaces fall under the WHSRs whilst only some fall under the GFRs therefore you should enquire to see if the GFRs apply to your workplace.

If your workplace falls under the GFRs your emergency plan should be drafted in accordance with Australian Standard AS3745 as it applies to Tasmanian workplaces. AS3745 gives a good source of information regarding; the initial scope of training, the requirement for the initial training to be conducted by a competent person and the need to establish an Emergency Planning Committee.

Do I have to be re-trained?

It is important that once trained, Wardens and Chief Wardens engage in some form of Skills Refresher activity.  This may be achieved by one or a combination of the following:

  • Re-training
  • Evacuation/response exercises
  • Table top emergency exercises
  • Revision of roles and responsibilities
  • Training/revision on any communication system in the workplace, (DECT phones, EWIS, Radios, etc.)
  • Any other activity deemed necessary by the EPC (Emergency Planning Committee)

Emergency exercises should be designed to test not only staff knowledge but also to ensure that the emergency procedures serve their purpose

The decision to undertake formal re-training should be made on an organisational basis and should be based on factors such as the level of risk and how regularly Wardens and Chief Wardens have practised their skills and knowledge. All measures taken to test the effectiveness of emergency procedures should be reviewed and documented.  This should also include documenting any of the refresher activities listed above.

Whilst it is common practise to undertake training every two to three years this decision should be made on an organisational basis and there is no legislative requirement to undertake re-training at prescribed intervals. For further information regarding compliance refer to Regulation 43 of the Workplace Health & Safety Regulations:

https://www.legislation.tas.gov.au/view/html/inforce/current/sr-2012-122#HC3@HP3.2@HD4@EN

april, 2021

This Months Calendar

TasFire Training have Chief Warden Training Course, Fire Safety & Extinguisher Course & Warden Courses at in Tasmania at a location near you. Check our current training course calendar to find a date that suits you.

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Latest News

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT –TASFIRE TRAINING

Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) has recently conducted a review of service delivery, including services offered by TasFireTraining, TFS’ commercial training division.

From April 2021 TasFire Training will no longer be delivering training courses to the non-government sector apart from those workplaces that have on site Emergency Response Teams. We would like to thank you for your custom over the period we have built our relationship.

We understand that this is a big change, however this will allow TFS to focus on supporting the emergency response capability of government departments and emergency response teams in high risk industries with the resources we have available. The following links provide information on issues of compliance:

We recommend that you review the following Worksafe document: Managing the work environment and also refer to Section 5 Emergency Plans, and this fact sheet Fact sheet -Emergency Plans.

WHS Legislation requires workplaces to have an emergency plan in place and people are appropriately trained. The following is a Worksafe link to a code of practice laws-and-compliance / codes-of-practice

Advice on development and legislative requirements on Fire Evacuation Plans for specified buildings go to Evacuation Plans.

Scheduled public courses will proceed until the March 31, 2021and can be found here.

We undertake to monitor impacts of this decision on the sector over time and we encourage you to seek out an alternative training provider that meets your needs.

If you have any concerns or have any further questions please contact Acting Director of Training Jeff Harper on (03) 61665500 or by email to Jeffrey.Harper@fire.tas.gov.au with the Subject: TasFire Training – withdrawal of services.

Justin Young
Manager–TasFireTraining

 

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