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Extinguisher Training Prevention and Protection 
 
 
Course Overview  
 
To provide delegates with the basic knowledge and theory of fire prevention and protection, how to operate fire extinguishers safely together with a basic understanding of the requirements of current fire safety legislation including the Fire Precaution (Workplace) Regulations 1997(as amended). 
 
Who should attend? 
 
All personnel with fire and health & safety responsibilities. 
 
• be aware of the legal requirements in respect of general fire safety legislation including an analysis of the Fire Precautions Workplace Regulations 1997 (as amended) as it applies to the workplace. 
• have an appreciation of the principles of the chemistry of fire and methods by which fire spreads; 
• be able to interpret the distinct classes of fire and selection of the correct extinguishing media for the incident; 
• have gained an understanding of the revised colour coding of portable extinguishers as prescribed by B.S.E.N.3 and existing extinguishers conforming to B.S. 5423; 
• be able to appreciate the basic construction, operation and application of portable firefighting media available from within the workplace; 
• be fully aware of the measures required to maintain fire safety housekeeping at its highest level within their areas of responsibility; 
• have an understanding of the fire warning, emergency lighting and first day training requirements prescribed by the FP (Workplace) Regulations 1997 (as amended) and 
• have a knowledge of the requirements of fire safety signage as required by the provisions of B.S.5499: Fire safety signs, notices and graphic symbols. 
 
Duration:  
 
Planned for one day of intensive classroom study, with open and interactive debate.  
 
Note: Practical demonstration of extinguishers is not included in this one-day course due to 
 
• various environmental issues. However practical demonstrations can be provided where: the client is able to provide and replenish extinguishers as required; extinguishers conform to EN/3British Standard 5423 and tested & maintained in accordance with B.S. 5306;a suitable safe site is allocated for practical exercises together with cribs and trays plus requisite fuel stocks and ignition equipment course delegates are provided with suitable and adequate personal protective 
 
• equipment in order to comply with health and safety standards. i.e. footwear, goggles, safety helmet, glove and suitable 
 
All consultants hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). 

 

 
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