About this Course
This course follows the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This course is for people who have no fire safety experience. This course allows learners to practice using fire extinguishers in a controlled environment. That will help learners know how to use them safely in an emergency. This training must take place outdoors.
How long will this course take?
The course is 1 hour and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is ideal for those who have first aid awareness or fire marshal knowledge but are missing any practical fire extinguisher experience.
What are the main points covered?
During this course, you will be learning the following: how to choose and use a fire extinguisher, how and when to use a fire blanket, plus, we will also cover a good base knowledge of fire safety.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Outline of Course
- Introduction and explanation.
- Routine fire extinguisher safety checks.
- Using the fire extinguishers (practical).
- Practical test.
Practical Fire Extinguisher FAQs
What is a fire extinguisher?
Often the first piece of equipment reached for in case of a fire is a fire extinguisher. Many people are unaware that there are several different types of fire extinguishers and that each one relates to a different kind of fire. The practical course gives hands-on experience in their use.
What does this course cover?
This course teaches individuals about the different kinds of fire extinguishers available, which type is suited for a specific fire and how to use the extinguishers safely when required. The course also details regular checks to ensure the equipment is fire ready.
What different kinds of fire extinguishers exist?
There are 5 main fire extinguisher types. Water, Foam, C02, Dry Powder and Wet Chemical. It is important to ensure that the correct extinguisher is available on site based on the type of industry the company belongs to.
How often should fire extinguishers be checked and replaced?
Fire extinguishers should be checked at least once a year with an extended check conducted after 2 years. It is recommended that most fire extinguishers are replaced every 5 to 10 years. The exception is the dry chemical extinguishers which may last as long as 12 years.