Fire and Emergency Warden in the Workplace

This course provides students with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a fire and emergency warden in accordance with legal requirements, as well as factors involved in the safe evacuation of a workplace or site in an emergency.


A Fire and Emergency Warden in the Workplace certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

Unit Standard: 18408 L3 C3 V6

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a fire and emergency warden.
  • Resources required.
  • Procedures to pre-warn.
  • Factors for a safe evacuation.
  • Evacuation procedures according to organisational requirements.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of evacuation requirements for a particular workplace or site.
  • Explain the duties of a Fire and Emergency Warden.

Course structure

The course is conducted in a classroom environment and is theory based. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Assessment process

A written assessment is completed.

Course prerequisites



To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every two years.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Covered-in footwear.
  • A copy of your site’s emergency evacuation scheme.
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Course Length

4 Hours


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$195 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Important Information

Student Handbook

Terms and Conditions

Meet The Trainers

John Williams

John Williams

John Williams

A safety conscious individual, John provides the bridge between training, assessing and employment on many of Taranaki’s oil and gas sites. Holding health and safety roles throughout the region and a passion for hazard identification and confined space entry, John is a well-known trainer and on the job assessor throughout the Taranaki region. John has numerous years of experience in training and his knowledge sees him as a valuable trainer due to his breath of knowledge and practical take on training.


The course was informative and perfect for my current role.

Letrisha - Worley Parsons NZ

Good insight into Fire Warden and importance of proper system for fire emergency.


Course was very informative.


Fantastic education provided every time we use Wood.

Ang Caldwell - NZ Couriers

Great instructions/clear and informative.

Rosie Moyer - Govett Brewster

Renee Millner - Govett Brewster

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