The Queensland Building Fire and Safety Regulation 2008 state that it is mandatory for every fire safety officer to refresh the Fire Safety Advisor Training every three years. In order to continue a job as Fire Safety Adviser it has thus become compulsory to join the refresher course for Fire Safety Advisor Training.
ASLS (Australian Safety and Learning Systems) offers one day refresher fire safety classes for all the candidates who have already completed the above mentioned course and wish to become recertified in order to continue service.
ASLS offers high quality training at affordable rates to candidates. The fee is $ 350 per person for the single day Fire Safety Adviser Recertification public course at Brendale, ASLS. This single day recertification course can be entered upon from the first day of ASLS’s public course program.
While enrollment the participants would have to supply the following documents on the first day of fire safety classes:
· Certified copy and original document of candidate’s Statement of Attainment for the eight units of capability which comprise the Fire Safety Adviser course. The Statement of Attainment certificate must belong to the validity period of three years from the issue date.
· Written proof, preferably a letter from candidate’s employer, stating that the candidate is a Fire Safety Adviser in their organization
· Evacuation plans, fire programs, diagrams etc
Fire Safety Advisor training have several important benefits such as:
· Risk management skills and planning skills
· Training for Emergency Evacuation Plan
· Learning about fire fighting equipments, fire safety installations
· Fire prevention in buildings and workplaces
· Coping with emergency fire situations
· All the necessary knowledge and skill to perform the role of Fire Safety Adviser efficiently
· Refresher training as per latest changes in legislation
· Fire drills and evacuation exercises during fire safety classes
Queensland Building Fire and Safety Regulation 2008 mention that all high occupancy buildings should appoint a Fire Safety Adviser. High occupancy building means:
· Building having 30 or more employees
· Class 2 or class 3 building that is more than 25m in height
· Class 2, 3, 5, 6, 7b, 8, 9a or 9b buildings that are workplaces
· Licensed premises having risks of getting overcrowded.
Fire Safety Advisers are given every type of training related to fire safety. A Fire Safety Adviser must also have certain other useful skills in order to perform well. A Fire Safety Adviser should be able to use a computer for work, research and communication. A Fire Safety Adviser should also be able to interpret e-documents and printed documents and must be able to make reports and diagrams.
Fire Safety Advisor training and recertification involves re-examination of the eight units of capabilities. The units of capabilities include managing and leading a risk control group during emergency, serving as part of a team during emergency, quick response and active coping with emergency situations, maintenance of emergency resources and equipments, execution of emergency plans, identification and prevention of workplace emergencies etc.