Current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees. It requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness to all staff so everyone knows how to respond in an emergency. This includes fire extinguisher training. Our online fire safety training courses will assist in identifying and reducing the risks that fire presents. This course provides training in the use of different types of fire extinguishers in addition to understanding of the class rating these types of fires belong to.
The location of fire extinguishers should be easily found and, similarly, with other fire safety equipment. Companies must ensure that each fire extinguisher is appropriate to the fire risk for the location it is in. Fire marshals, and others who are put in place to manage fire risk, should always have the appropriate fire extinguisher training for the fire risk involved. These different risks are:
- Fires stemming from paper, wood or cloth use water fire extinguishers.
- Where fire stems from flammable liquids use foam or dry powder extinguishers.
- And where the cause of the fire is electrical, carbon dioxide, or CO2, extinguishers are the most appropriate.
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Online assessment for this fire extinguisher training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox. Hard copies of the award are available on request. The course takes 25 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.