Workplace Emergency Response (WER)


The Workplace Emergency Response Certification Scheme is currently on hold and no applications are being accepted at this time.


The current review will ensure the scheme is relaunched in the near future with a robust framework designed to recognise those who meet the rigour required for such an important scheme.


FPA Australia is maintaining a list of those interested in applying to be certified in this scheme once it is relaunched. To be added to this list, and notified of the relaunch of the WER Certification Scheme, please email your details to

FPA Australia's WER Certification Program offers individuals and businesses that provide workplace emergency response (WER) services an opportunity to be recognised by industry, end-users and the community as providers of professional WER services.


WER Certified Practitioners and Certified Businesses meet specific requirements relating to developing emergency response

procedures based on AS 3745 Emergency control & procedures for buildings, structures & workplaces.


Business certification and Practitioner certification work in tandem; a Certified Business may only promote and deliver its services as a Certified Business when it engages Certified Practitioners to deliver services and sign off on WER projects.


Similarly, Certified Practitioners may only promote themselves and their services as WER-Certified when they are engaged to deliver WER services on behalf of a WER Certified Business.