On Board Training Emergency Management Training Programs

What courses do we offer?

  1. Emergency Planning: learn to develop emergency management plans and procedures
  2. Chief Warden: for people who manage the emergency response
  3. Warden: specifically for people responsible for leading others from danger to safety under direction of the Chief Warden

There are 3 customised versions of each course
• Australian Venues
• Australian Workplaces
• International Venues

Why should you consider these courses for your venue or workplace facility?

1. To meet our legal obligations.
Australian Standard 3745 Emergency Management in Facilities tells us that all facilities must have a trained Emergency Planning Committee, Chief Warden and Wardens. These courses are designed to comply with state and federal Worksafe and Safe Work Australia standards. As with all things health and safety we need to keep evidence of compliance. A certificate from this course will provide you with evidence to support this requirement. Click here to complete our free Emergency Planning in Facilities Health Check

2. To meet our moral obligations.
We all have a moral obligation to ensure our facilities and venues are well prepared for fire, bomb threat, active shooters, natural disasters and/or whatever the likely emergency scenarios are at your workplace or venue.

3. Because this is not just a tick and flick compliance course.
The developers of this course have years of experience developing emergency management plans and delivering related training at various venues with over 30 years combined experience at the MCG, which holds 100,000 visitors on an event day. We understand the importance of effectively trained emergency planners and responders, and have designed the courses to actually provide a comprehensive learning experience.

How are the courses delivered?

However suits you! We can come to you and deliver the program in a classroom environment, or each individual can enrol online and complete the course at any time via our Moodle platform. The online version includes a series of video lectures with interaction via forums and learning activities. We can also arrange blended learning with a combination of online and classroom delivery.

Are these generic courses, if so how can this work for our venue/facility specifically?

We ask participants to gather information from their venue /facility and complete activities relating to that information. For example, they need to find out where the designated assembly areas are find out if they have any specific roles within your procedures. We also encourage evacuation drills to be planned to co-inside with the training.

We can provide bespoke versions of the courses which include key components of your procedures, logos etc. We encourage this option for large organisations, please email us to quote on this option.

What is the content about?

Course 1- Emergency Planning

Provides the skills to undertake Emergency Management planning required at your facility or to review plans already in place.
Did you know that Australian facilities need to have an “Emergency Planning Committee” which requires at least one “competent person”?

“A person who has acquired through training, education, qualification, experience, or a combination of these, the knowledge and skill enabling him/her to correctly perform the required task” – Australian Standard 3754”

Modules include:

  • Emergency Planning Committee
  • Emergency Plan and procedures: Emergency Identification and analysis, Potential Emergencies for Venues, Compare your venues risks with others, Structure of the Emergency Plan & Emergency Response Procedures, Evacuation Diagram, Distribution of the Emergency Plan and procedures, Review and Routine Servicing
  • Key considerations for emergency response procedures: After-hours procedures, Notification, Communication, Media, Social Media, Communication equipment, Control and coordination, Children, Emergency response equipment, First Aid, Lifts and escalators, Media, Evacuation options, routes and assembly areas, Occupants and visitors with a disability, Personal effects, Staff protection, Search, Specialist staff, Use and characteristics of your venue, Traffic Management, Security during drill or evacuation & Emergency Colour Codes & Recovery
    Emergency Control Organisation: Emergency Control Organisation, Selection Criteria for ECO Members, Roles, Identification & Indemnity, Who will make a good Chief Warden?
    Training & Response Exercises: EPC and ECO Training, Occupants, Visitors, Skills Retention & Training Materials, Emergency Response Exercises or “Drills”

Course 2 – Chief Warden

Provides the skills to undertake the role of Chief Warden at your facility . Did you know that your venue needs to have a trained “Chief Warden”. Modules included:

  • Potential Emergencies: ie fire, bomb threat etc
  • Emergency Control Organisations: ECO positions, roles and duties, identification, recovery, qualities, authority
  • Key considerations for emergency response procedures: After-hours procedures, Notification, Communication, Communication equipment, Control and coordination, Emergency response equipment, Evacuation, Human Behaviour, Lifts and Escalators, Media, People with Disabilities, Personal effects, Traffic Management, Security during a drill or evacuation, Emergency Colour Codes, Recovery
  • Chief Warden Skills: Leadership, Making decisions under pressure, Recognition Primed Decisions (RPD), Situational Awareness, The Boyd Cycle, Who will make a good Chief Warden?, Who survives when disaster strikes?, Decision to return, Tactical Decision Games (TDGs), Drills and Exercises

Course 3 – Warden

Provides you with the skills to undertake the role of Warden for your venue. Modules include:

  • Potential Emergencies: ie fire, bomb threat etc
  • Emergency Control Organisations: ECO positions, authority, qualities of a good warden, roles and duties, identification & indemnity
  • Key considerations for emergency response procedures: Notification, Communication, Communication equipment, control & coordination, Emergency response equipment, Evacuation, Evacuation options, Evacuation routes, Designated Assembly area(s), Human Behaviour, Lifts and Escalators, Media, People with Disabilities, Personal effects, Emergency Colour Codes, Recovery
  • Warden Skills: Leadership & Communication in Emergencies, Being calm under pressure, Situational Awareness, Tactical Decision Games, Drills and Exercises

How long does it take and how much does it cost?

Completion of the video based course is estimated to take two hours to complete, however if the participant takes full advantage of the extensive additional resources they may complete the course over a few days.
Each participant has a month’s access , so it can be completed at the participant’s pace over a period of time.
Classroom sessions are recommended as ½ to 1 day courses, the length will depend on your requirements around additional specific content.
Speak to us for our special group prices.


How do I get started?

To view a free sample of one of our online courses, click here

To enrol for an online course click here

To enquire about classroom versions, email ohsandhr@gmail.com

Brought to you by On Board Training
A partnership between OHS&HR Management Systems and Event Operations Australia