Fire wardens: it's a choice not a duty

Posted on
July 18, 2023
Public Sector

We’ve heard from members at the Queenstown Hospital that management are forcing workers to take up the additional responsibility of becoming the fire warden for their worksites.

It’s a worker’s choice if they put their hand up to serve as the fire warden – not an obligation that you’re forced into.

Aside from this, there’s also training that goes into being a fire warden and it’s not necessarily safe to throw you into the job just because a manager says so.

Remember, you need to know what you’re signing up for before you take on a responsibility like this – and whatever the case it’s your choice.

If you’re having troubles with this issue or if you need more information, please make sure you give us a call on 1300 880 032 or reply to this email.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email or complete our online contact form

Public Sector