PUAFER008 (supersedes PUAWER008B)
Confine Small Workplace Emergencies 

This unit covers the competency required to understand and Confine Small Workplace Emergencies. Small workplace emergencies may include such incidents as a small fire that can be controlled using a nearby fire extinguisher; or a chemical spill that can be controlled using workplace personal protective clothing and equipment, and a small spill kit; or a workplace vehicle accident where there is no significant injury or damage.

Course Overview

  • Prepare for and identify and assess the emergency
  • Safely confine emergencies where possible
  • Understanding first attack fire fighting equipment
  • Use portable fire extinguishers to extinguish a simulated fire
  • Use a fire blanket to extinguish a simulated fire
  • Use spill kits to confine workplace spills incidents
  • Report workplace emergency response

What will be involved?

The course will include participants demonstrating extinguisher use in a simulated workplace emergency situation and demonstration of a fire blanket. Assessment will confirm the ability to correctly identify the type of emergency that has occurred; identify and take action to avoid or control any associated hazards; use initial response equipment and techniques to safely and effectively control or contain the emergency.

Who is this course for?

For persons requiring Nationally Recognised training. Unit PUAFER008 is an essential course requirement for certain industries such as mining, gas or aviation.

On successful completion, students will receive a statement of attainment for this unit.  Please check with your employer to confirm that this is the correct unit of competency required.


3 hours face to face training and hands on use of extinguishers and fire blankets on a live fire.


We can attend your venue for public training if minimum numbers are met. Alternatively, we can organise a venue near your business site, or you can attend our training facility.  We service Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Tweed (Northern Rivers) and Sunshine Coast.

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*Note: Payment is required prior to course attendance*

Learn to Confine Small Workplace Emergencies?

woman putting out fire
man using fire blanket


Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. www.allenstraining.com.au

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Frequently Asked Questions

Entry Requirements

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