Fire Extinguisher Training Course

Fire Extinguisher Training

Firesure offer an FPA accredited fire extinguisher training course that will immediately improve the quality of fire safety in your workplace by providing your employees with the knowledge and training to correctly select and safely use a fire extinguisher, fire blanket and fire hose reel.

The course is comprised of an indoor session with PowerPoint presentation and an outdoor training session where all employees will have an opportunity to use fire extinguishers on a live fire simulator in a controlled environment.

The course includes printed hand-outs and free fire extinguisher discharges. The employer will receive a group certificate and update of records.

Course Content

What's Involved?

Course Details

Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Location: Your workplace
Facilities: Indoor seating area and an outside area of hard-standing, at least 5m away from any combustible materials
Fire Extinguisher Training
Fire Extinguisher Training

What does Irish fire safety law require?

Section 11 of The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires that all employers must train employees to use fire-fighting equipment as "appropriate to the place of work". More general duties of care are given in Section 8(1) of The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and Section 18(2) of the Fire Services Act 1981 & 2003.

How many employees do you need to train?

All employees should know how to operate a fire extinguisher and where they are located but not all employees will need to be trained to use them. Your fire risk assessment should identify how many employees you will need to train having regard to both the nature of the specific hazards and the size of the workplace.

Employees must be trained to use fire extinguishers where they are assigned special duties that may require their use (e.g. fire wardens) or where their use may be required during the course of performing their normal duties (e.g. workers in kitchens, those using hot work processes, workers handling hazardous or flammable materials, etc). Employees likely to need to use fire-fighting equipment to assist with emergency escape should also be trained.

You should also train enough to cover sickness, holidays, different shifts, lunch breaks, etc, when the number normally available may be reduced.
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