Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Online Basic Warden training

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

Further Information

UWA Safety and Health on
(+61 8) 6488 3938 or email to [email protected]

NOT AVAILABLE AT PRESENT - This course is for Building and Area Wardens located at the main campus sites. Regional, smaller, and tenanted buildings off main campus may have modified procedures. Many buildings have specific procedures so local familiarisation is required. It is designed to provide wardens the skills to successfully conduct a building evacuation and is not intended to replace the formal Warden training and refresher courses which cover more detail and other emergencies. There is a quiz to complete at the end of the unit.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be familiar with common fire hazards
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of the Building Warden, Area Wardens, and the First Aid Officers
  • Understand the role of UWA Security (Campus Emergency Coordinator, Communications Officer and the Emergency Response Officer)
  • How to safely conduct a building evacuation
  • Actions to take where a casualty or person with special needs requires assistance
  • Know how to read the Fire Indicator Panel, and the systems linked to the Panel
  • Understand the use of the building occupant warning system
  • Actions to be taken following an evacuation
  • Critical Incident Management


Online unit enrolment

  1. Use Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari web browser
  2. Go to Blackboard and log on
  3. Follow instructions to self-enrol
  4. URL for this course is
  5. Hover over unit title and click on the chevron (down arrow) to self-enrol

Should you require more information or if you experience difficulty go to UWA Learning Management System (LMS)

Please work through the module and complete the quiz. You can then obtain your certificate of completion.