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Since its foundation in 1986, First 5 Minutes has established a formidable track record of success in the fire safety and emergency response training field and is now widely acknowledged as an industry leader.

The substantial bank of knowledge, research and experience accrued over the years in the field of fire safety, is now used to offer a broad range of services aimed at reducing risk in premises ­ the risk of personal injury, the risk of property damage, the risk of public liability.

We can also reduce the cost of compliance for commercial and government clients with our breakthrough Self Paced Online Training (SPOT) system. The cost-effective SPOT solution can augment face-to-face training and help enure all staff are trained at the required intervals, and that all necessary records are maintained, while providing unsurpassed flexibility of training times for staff.

First 5 Minutes staff are experienced, not only in fire and emergency response procedures, but also in communicating that knowledge to those they train through  their courses such as Fire Safety, Fire Extinguisher, Emergency Response training and more.

Comprehensive fire and emergency response procedures and training help reduce the risk of your emergency turning into a tragedy.

First 5 Minutes can take the task, and the risk, out of your hands and offer you peace of mind and a safer place for you, your staff, customers and visitors.

You will be amazed what a difference it makes simply knowing that you are prepared.

Elsewhere on this site, you will find information on all aspects of the services offered by First 5 Minutes including  Fire Safety, Fire Extinguisher, Emergency Response training and more. Please browse and when you are ready to discuss your fire and emergency response requirements, go to the contact us page to find the relevant First 5 Minutes State office.


 Warden Indemnity

Employees are appointed to an Emergency Control Organisation to discharge an obligation that their employer has under OH&S/WHS Regulations.  Because the employee is appointed by the employer their role as a Warden is deemed to be in the course of their employment.  

An employer has an obligation under Vicarious Liability to indemnify their employees for their actions during the course of their employment.  More...

Australian Standard (AS) 3745-2002 has been superseded.

The revised version, Australian Standard 3745-2010 Planning for emergencies in facilities, was published on Thursday 25th of November 2010.

First 5 Minutes have carefully examined the revised Standard and will make the necessary changes to its training programs to ensure that its clients continue to receive fully compliant emergency response training.  Our updated training programs and the revised training support material which we provide to wardens will not involve any additional cost to existing F5M clients.

The Standard also requires building owners/managers/occupiers action as follows:

1) Complete a comprehensive hazard and risk assessment of facilities and incorporate these into an Emergency Management Plan. This will require an upgrade of all Emergency Response Procedure manuals published under the guidelines of AS 3745-2002 (or earlier versions)

2) Production and installation of Evacuation Diagrams containing content, design and orientation of the diagrams as mandated by the Standard.

For further information or direction please contact your local First 5 Minutes office on 1300 321 120 or by submitting a request through the Contact Us page.



Emergency evacuation procedures | Fire extinguisher training | Fire safety training