Fire Extinguisher Training

As part of any fire safety training course, learning how to operate a fire extinguisher correctly is included. Fire extinguisher training is seen as an essential part of workplace health and safety and for good reason – all employers and employees should be familiar with fire safety equipment and fire extinguishers in the event of a fire. Fires unfortunately do happen in workplaces, so it’s very important that everyone has the opportunity to learn how to safely use a fire extinguisher if the need arises. In the event of a fire, it may be up to the people who are there on the scene to try to contain or extinguish the fire while waiting for emergency help to arrive.

So what can be expected during fire extinguisher training?

Identifying the different types of fire extinguisher is usually the first step. There are different types of fires and they are classed as A, B, C, D, E & F. A is ordinary combustibles such as wood and paper, B is flammable liquids, C is flammable gases, D is combustible metals, E is electrical equipment and F is oils and fats.

To give an example of which fire extinguisher is the most suitable to use,for a particular type of fire, a Class A fire (wood/paper) would need a water fire extinguisher as it’s the most suitable for this type of fire. However, foam, wet chemical, C02, dry chemical and vaporising liquid can all be used as well. Fire extinguishers have a coloured band on them to easily identify the most suitable extinguisher to use for the type of fire.

The next step is the practical training component – how to operate a fire extinguisher. Each one has specific ways of releasing the water or chemical so it’s important to practice using a few different types. Having a small, contained fire is best to demonstrate fire extinguisher use as you can see exactly how a fire extinguisher works.

Upon completion of the fire extinguisher training, certification or accreditation usually takes place, but it’s important to remember to do an annual refresher course.

I have used AF&S to arrange both onsite and offsite training. They have been a pleasure to deal with administratively and we have received positive feedback from staff regarding the training provided.

“The group very much enjoyed the professional, efficient and hands on training with Australasian Fire and Safety.”

1 hour Extinguisher training course. Nov 2017

Jeff most liked:

Involvement of all in attendance. Presentation was excellent.

Steve is an excellent trainer. Strongly recommended.

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Julie most liked:

The course was delivered well with good interaction from group and trainer. Trainer had a friendly manner.

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Ray most liked:

Very clear and direct – good examples and easy to relate. Keep it up!

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Kristin most liked:

easy to follow – not too many words on presentation. Very engaging.

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This was a VERY informational course which I would HIGHLY recommend to others, for home or work use

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Australasian Fire & Safety are a very professional company and I have nothing but good things to say about them. All the staff are helpful and pleasant to deal with and always respond to queries in a very timely manner. I would recommend Australasian Fire & Safety to anyone looking to complete their training.

We have used Australasian Fire & Safety as our provider for fire warden training over the last 4 years. They have provided excellent training presenters, facilities and course content. Steve and his staff provide a great service and we will continue work with them for all our future needs would recommend them to anyone needing fire & safety training.

The Australasian Fire & Safety team has provided training to our organisation for many years. The training sessions are perfect overviews of the necessary detail required for our business needs. The sessions are extremely well structured, planned and focused with the instructor also managing to enlighten us with some humour which made the session interesting and understandable. I definitely feel confident in offering their service to clients.

Steve and his team are always a reliable source of information and AF&S is our preferred fire and safety training provider. Having conducted training for our student leadership team for the past few years I would highly recommend them. They are willing to go beyond usual training requirements, and tailor their services to our unique needs.

“Australasian Fire & Safety provide fire training for our new shift managers. They are very friendly and a pleasure to deal with. The sessions are well structured, informative, practical and engaging”