Fire Extinguisher Training

What is Fire Extinguisher Training?

Fire extinguisher training is a crucial aspect of fire safety for any organisation or workplace, ensuring the protection of both your employees and your business in the event of a fire. We go beyond theory and provides real-life practice using a range of different fire extinguishers to put out live fires.

This 1-day course covers the key steps to understanding who should use a fire extinguisher when it should be used, and what fire extinguisher should be used in different circumstances. The training covers various instances in which fire can occur, including water can fire extinguisher training on burning rubble, to foam and CO2 extinguisher use. Participants will also receive live Fire Blanket Training, allowing them to gain hands-on experience using a fire blanket on a simulated pan fire. Upon completion of the course, participants will be provided with a certificate to validate their training.

Who Needs Fire Extinguisher Training?

If you expect an employee to use a fire extinguisher, they must have fire extinguisher training. Ensuring that employees receive fire extinguisher training is a legal requirement according to the Fire Safety (Employees' Capabilities) (England) Regulations 2010. Failure to comply with this requirement can leave you liable in the event of injury or accidents during a fire. This makes fire extinguisher training mandatory for employees who may need to use fire extinguishers or fire blankets in the workplace.

Legal requirements for fire extinguisher training

According to the Fire Safety (Employees' Capabilities) (England) Regulations 2010, it is the duty of the employer to consider the capabilities of the employee when entrusting any duties to that employee regarding fire safety. As per these regulations, fire extinguisher training is mandatory for at least one employee who is trained to use the fire extinguisher to eliminate the fire, especially when it is recommended in the fire risk assessment. Non-compliance with this legal requirement can leave the employer liable for any damage to the property or injuries to individuals, leading to hefty fines or even jail time. Adhering to these regulations is crucial to avoid legal consequences and ensure the safety of everyone in the workplace.

Does Fire Extinguisher Training Expire?

Yes, fire extinguisher training does expire. To maintain a high level of preparedness, industry standards recommend renewing fire extinguisher training every two years. Regular training updates ensure that employees remain up-to-date with the latest fire safety techniques and protocols, enhancing workplace safety and minimizing potential fire hazards.


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