Fire Extinguisher & Awareness Course

Fire Extinguisher & Awareness Course Details

There is a legal requirement on employers to ensure staff are trained in matters of health and safety. This includes fire safety management and the use of fire extinguishers. There is also a requirement to prepare an emergency plan that outlines how the workplace will be evacuated in the event of a fire outbreak. The employer must appoint responsible persons known as the Fire Safety Manager to ensure emergency plans are prepared and that training takes place. This includes training the use of fire extinguishers and training in emergency evacuation. This training is usually in the form of fire warden training. Fire Wardens are designated the responsibility of executing this plan in an emergency situation. The Fire Warden course aims to inform Fire Wardens of their responsibilities in running a fire drill effectively and safely. It also details the steps involved in developing an emergency Plan for the workplace, in the event that one does not currently exist. All other members of staff should be trained in basic fire safety awareness to inform them about fire prevention and to alert them to the dangers of smoke and smoke travel and the steps to be taken in the event of a fire.

Basic Fire Safety on How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Course overview

This 3 hours course is designed to raise awareness of fire hazards and how to act safely in the event of an emergency fire situation.

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who is required to enhance their fire safety knowledge.

Objectives – On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the chemistry of fire
  • Identify fire hazards in the workplace
  • Follow evacuation procedures
  • Select and use appropriate fire fighting equipment

Programme – Fire Safety Legislation (Overview)

  • Understanding Fire Physics and Chemistry of fire
  • Development and spread of fire
  • Action in the event of fire
  • Means of raising alarm
  • Means of summoning the fire brigade
  • Action on hearing the fire alarm
  • Evacuation procedures

Duration 3 hours

Assessment / Certification – Pat O Brien Safety; Certificate of Attendance

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