This course is for anyone required to have a basic understanding and skills to be able to extinguish a fire in an emergency. A fire doubles in size every 2 minutes and can be out of control within 5 minutes. Fires can be caused in all workplaces through faulty electrical wiring, chemicals not stored correctly, natural occurrences and accidental fires. This course is designed to ensure that anyone fighting a fire will understand the elements necessary for a fire, different types of fires, what equipment to use for different fires, and the correct emergency procedures to follow in the event of a fire. This course will cover the following aspects:
Demonstrate and explain correct use of portable fire extinguisher In what situation would you use a portable fire extinguisher? What sort of fire would you use a foam extinguisher verses a water extinguisher? How do you know these are safe to use?
Demonstrate and explain correct use of fire hose reel How do these work? How do you correctly hold and position yourself while using a hose reel?
Demonstrate and explain use of fire blanket What type of fire is suitable to be extinguished with a fire blanket? How do you check these are in date and stay in date?
- Must be over 18 years of age
- All Students must have basic English reading and writing skills to successfully complete this course. Interpreters are not allowed.
- Students who may require additional support are encouraged to inform WA Skills Training staff prior to commencing the course.
- All course participants are required to wear appropriate PPE – long pants, long sleeve high-viz shirt and steel capped safety boots are required.
Full Course: face to face
*Practical assessments may be simulated depending on weather conditions and fire bans.
Face to face delivered at our Bunbury and Welshpool Training Centres.
Written and practical assessments
Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in accordance with our Issuance Policy and Procedure
WA Skills Training requires a minimum of 25% deposit to secure a booking, or you can choose to pay in full at the time of the booking. Payment can be made by credit card in person or over the phone, or via bank transfer. Final payment is required to be paid in full prior to course commencement.
Please refer to WA Skills Training Cancellation Policy available in the Student Handbook.