Course Overview Course Elements

The Fire Extinguisher course has been designed to give a basic level of understanding and competence in how to identify and utilise First Aid Fire Fighting Equipment.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course the candidate will be able to:

  • Act safely, promptly and effectively with emergencies at work
  • Use First Aid Fire Fighting equipment including Fire Extinguishers
  • Understand the duties of employers and employees
  • Understand the basic principles of fire and how they are classified
  • Recognise circumstances in which fires can occur and how to prevent occurrences
  • Establish immediate priorities in an emergency situation
  • Recognise the need for early referral to the emergency services
  • How to identify and correctly operate First Aid Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Introduction
  • Health and Welfare Information
  • Legislation
  • Theory of combustion
  • Classifications of Fire
  • Fire Prevention
  • Actions in the Event of a Fire
  • First Aid Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Practical Exercises and Demonstrations
2 hours
Course Duration
8
Max Participants

The Candidate must:

  • attend the entire course
  • adhere to course content and demonstrate practical skills as outlined in the course notes

Certificates awarded after successful completion of the course will be valid for a three year period after which recertification must take place.