WSQ Respond To Fire Incident In Workplace-RFIW (Tier 3)

What will you learn in this Respond to Fire Incident Course?

  1. Interpret emergency response legislation and guidelines

  2. Identify fire hazard scenarios and conduct situation assessment

  3. Demonstrate use of fire protection systems in the workplaces

  4. Respond to fire incidents using various extinguishing mediums

  5. Handover incident and provide operational assistance to the appropriate body

Who needs to attend CERT – RFIW Training?
On 1st Sept 2013 the Fire Safety Act was amended to include all premises with Fire Safety Managers must set up a Company Emergency Response Team(CERT).

Training Requirement for CERT Members. Site Incident Controller and Response Team Members

WSQ Respond to Fire Incident in Workplace (1 day) [For tier 3 premises] RFIW

Public and Industrial premises that meet any of the following criteria are required to have an FSM and a CERT:

Public Premises:
  • 9 storeys or more(includes basement)
  • Gross floor area of 5000sqm or more
  • Designed occupancy load of 1000 persons or more
  • Licensed by Ministry of Health as a Hospital
Industrial Premises:
  • Gross floor area of 5000sqm or more
  • Designed occupancy load of 1000 persons or more

(Emergency Response & Crisis Management Training)

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses.Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website ( to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Course TitleRespond to Fire Incident in Workplace
Course Reference NumberCRS-Q-0027906-PI
Course Training Duration (hours)8.5
Course Fees(before GST and any applicable funding)$200
Funding Validity PeriodValid
Mode of Training (e.g. classroom, blended, e-learning, etc.)6 hours:
Theory lecture



2.5 hours:
Practical Performance and Assessment

Location24 Woodlands Loop
Customer Location

Course Objectives


Interpret emergency response legislation and guidelines

Identify fire hazard scenarios and conduct situation assessment

Demonstrate use of fire protection systems in the workplaces

Respond to fire incidents using various extinguishing mediums

Handover incident and provide operational assistance to the appropriate body

Target Audience:
Staff,Supervisors and Managers assigned to be the SIC (Site Incident Controller) or Emergency Response Team member for their facility
(Tier 3 facilities listed in the CERT requirements by SCDF)

Prior Knowledge Required: No prior knowledge required


  • A Statement of Attainment (SOA) from SSG/SCDF will be awarded upon successful course assessment.
  • 10 CPD points awarded by SCDF for FSM-CPD Program (ensure to inform us at least 7 days prior to the course)

Practical Training Location
: 24, Woodlands Loop, S738285

Trainer’s Profiles:
Singaporean experts in Emergency Management,Chemical Handling and Asset Protection in Hotels,Hospitals, Retail Centres,Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Logistics facilities

Failure to form a CERT:

The owner or occupier of the premises can be found guilty of an offence and is liable for a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or BOTH.




Click here to register or dial: 6292 4804

Attending CERT (Company Emergency Response Team-RFIW) training, particularly the “Respond to Fire Incident at the Workplace(RFIW)” course at AAT Training Hub, holds immense significance in ensuring workplace safety and preparedness. In today’s dynamic work environments, the ability to respond effectively to fire incidents is a critical skill that every individual, especially those in leadership roles, should possess. This article explores the importance of participating in such training programs and how they contribute to a safer work environment.

1. Fire Safety is Paramount: Fire incidents can occur unexpectedly in any workplace, leading to property damage, injuries, or even loss of life. Having a workforce trained in fire response techniques can be the difference between a manageable situation and a catastrophe. CERT training equips participants with the knowledge and skills needed to handle fire emergencies swiftly and effectively.

2. Immediate Response Saves Lives: During a fire incident, the initial moments are crucial. The ability to take immediate action can mean the difference between saving lives and witnessing tragic consequences. CERT training emphasizes the importance of rapid response and provides participants with the confidence to take control of the situation until professional help arrives.

3. Minimizing Property Damage: Fires can cause extensive damage to workplace infrastructure and equipment. A well-trained CERT team can help contain the fire and limit its spread, minimizing property damage. This not only saves the organization from substantial financial losses but also ensures a quicker recovery process.

4. Enhancing Employee Safety: Employees who are confident in their ability to respond to a fire incident are more likely to remain calm and focused during a crisis. CERT training instills a sense of responsibility and teamwork among employees, creating a safer and more cohesive workplace culture.

5. Complementing Professional Services: While CERT members are not a replacement for professional firefighters, they serve as a crucial support system until the experts arrive. Their training enables them to assess the situation, provide basic medical care if needed, and assist in evacuating individuals safely.

6. Compliance with Regulations: Many regions and industries have strict regulations in place regarding workplace safety and emergency response. Attending CERT training and keeping the team up to date with the latest fire safety protocols ensures compliance with these regulations, helping organizations avoid potential legal issues.

7. Building Confidence and Resilience: CERT training not only imparts technical knowledge but also builds confidence in individuals. Knowing that they can respond effectively to a fire incident boosts the morale of employees and fosters a sense of resilience in the face of adversity.

8. Tailored Training for Specific Work Environments: The “Respond to Fire Incident at the Workplace” course at AAT Training Hub is specifically designed to address the unique challenges of different work environments. Whether it’s an office, factory, or warehouse, the training equips participants with the skills required for their particular workplace.

9. Networking and Collaboration: CERT training often involves collaboration with colleagues from various departments and backgrounds. This provides an excellent opportunity for networking and building strong working relationships within the organization.

10. A Safer Tomorrow: Ultimately, investing in CERT training is an investment in the safety and well-being of employees, customers, and the community at large. By preparing for fire incidents today, organizations contribute to a safer tomorrow for everyone involved.