Fire Extinguisher Training

Accreditation

ESS Certificate

Course duration

2.5 - 3 hours

Certificate valid for

3 years

Any member of staff with a potential need to use a fire extinguisher.

Fire Extinguisher Training Course Overview

This qualification gives the learner knowledge and understanding of when it is safe to tackle fires using extinguishers. Learn the properties of a variety of different types of fires and the correct extinguisher to use to help minimise damage and potential injury. Understand how to comply with legislation and how to perform routine inspections and gain a better overall understanding of fire safety practices.

Delegates will understand how to undertake routine extinguisher inspections and follow correct protocol in order to comply with legal guidelines and legislation, such as the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Fire Extinguisher Training Course Content

  • Learners will develop their knowledge and skills in fire safety, to include:
  • An Introduction to fire extinguishers.
  • Fire types and which extinguishers are suitable for use.
  • When it is safe to use an extinguisher.
  • Understanding and meeting legal guidelines and legislation.
  • How to perform routine inspections.
  • How to keep records.
  • Practical extinguisher hands on training session using a fire simulator.
  • Feel confident to be able to tackle small bin sized fires should this occur in the workplace.

Facilities Required

This practical simulation course requires the following:

  • A safe area, equal to 4 car parking spaces, as an absolute minimum
  • Located in a safe location away from flammable materials/COSHH or waste
  • Away from the public and the remainder of the workforce or buildings

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, and to ensure the courses are fully delivered in accordance with industry guidelines, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is ten.

Learners will be required to participate in a live fire scenario set by the trainer to confirm their understanding and safe use of a fire extinguisher.

Successful learners will be awarded an Essential Site Skills Fire Extinguisher Training certificate and photo ID card valid for 3 years.

Recommendations

If more than 10 learners, often split over an AM and a PM session on-site due to it being a short duration course. 

Other progression

Attendance on a Fire Warden/Marshal to consolidate responsibilities

Fire Risk Assessment training

Legal Requirements

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, under regulation 21 Training states you must include suitable and sufficient instructions and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself/herself and other relevant persons in the premises. A suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment will also allow you to determine the extent of training that may be required depending on hazards on site.