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Emergency Planning Committee & Emergency Control Organisation training provides guidence for site personnel to understand the requirements of complying with emergency mangement/preparedness and it's expectation from the site personnel leading up to, during and after an emergency.


Emergency Planning Committee (EPC) Training

Ultimately the EPC is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the emergency plan, emergency response procedures and related training.

Once EPC members have received their training, they will have a foundation to build on and understand what it is expected as well as the resources and times required to develop an emergency plan.

Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Number of Participants: Suitable for 1-20 people

* Note: Prerequisite - ECO training


Emergency Control Organisation (Warden) Training

The primary role of the Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) is to give top priority to the safety of the occupant and visitors (Standards Australia 2010)

In order for the ECO members to carry out their duties it is important that they have received training which will help develop their skills and knowledge allowing them to carry out their duties within the emergency plan.

Members of the ECO includes but are not limited to:

  • Chief Warden*
  • Deputy Chief Warden
  • Communications Officer
  • Floor Warden
  • Area Warden
  • Warden
  • First Aiders

Duration: Approximately 4 hours (includes First Attack Firefighting theory)

Number of Participants: Suitable for 1-20 people

* Minimal position or equivalent

**Note: ECO training is a prerequisite for the EPC training.


First Attack Firefighting

At ESS we promote the management of all onsite personnel during an emergency rather than attempts to extinguish the fire but with the right training and awareness staff onsite can extinguish a small, uncomplicated fire.  Staff shall be trained in fire identification and appropriate extinguishment mediums.

Topics include:

  • Fire chemistry
  • Principles of extinguishment
  • Methods of extinguishment
  • Classes of fire
  • R.A.C.E actions on discovering a fire
  • Safe working practices
  • P.A.S.S operating an extinguisher
  • What to do after using an extinguisher
  • Identifying emergency equipment within your workplace
  • Identifying types of extinguishers within your workplace
  • Practical use of fire extinguishers

Duration: Approximately 1 1/2 hours

Number of Participants: Suitable for 1-20 people


Online Refresher Training – Skill Retention

Once members of the ECO have completed their initial training, members are still required to conduct regular “skill retention” activities and here at ESS we can help you manage and maintain compliance to this requirement.


Training certification (RTO)



At ESS we can tailor a package to suit your needs.


Our Trainers

All of our trainers are either current or former fire-fighters, emergency services workers or safety professionals and are certified trainers. Our personnel have all ‘been there and done that’ and can relate their experiences to the classes in an enthusiastic and professional manner.