This course can be booked as an in-house option to take place at your own premises

Fire Extinguisher and Awareness Training

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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for England and Wales/Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 give the responsible person a duty of care to ensure the fire safety of their staff.

This includes the appointment of competent nominated staff with fire safety responsibilities and other staff who should receive adequate information, instruction and training on a regular basis including the use of fire extinguishers.

About the course

90 minute sessions involve part theory (1 hr) and part practical (½ hr) using water extinguishers on a fire simulator, which requires an area equal to 4 car parking spaces, including a space to park the van, with a maximum 3 sessions per day.

An extremely practical course that is environmentally friendly, safe and realistic in use which demonstrates to attendees the heat produced by fire.

In-house course only

Maximum 20 delegates per 90 minute session (maximum 3 per day), held on client premises throughout the UK – please ask for details and date availability.

Requirements - a training room large enough to accommodate the number of attendees. Vulcan will provide projector, laptop and screen for the presentation. The simulator requires an area the size of 4 car parking spaces to be set up with the van near-by for unloading. The area allocated should be away from combustibles, in the open, on flat ground and not too far away from the theory training room.

Who should attend?

Workforce and nominated staff with fire-fighting responsibilities.

Qualification achieved

Extinguisher & Awareness Approved Certificate.

What will you be able to do after the course?

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the causes of fire.

  • Be aware of how fire can develop and spread.

  • Be more fire safety conscious in the workplace.

  • Understand the need for good housekeeping and following fire safety procedures.

  • Be aware of the various types of fire extinguisher and what fires they are used for.

  • Feel confident to be able to tackle a small fire should this occur in the workplace.


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Course Content

  • Overview of training requirement of current fire safety legislation
  • How fire develops and spreads
  • Assessment on size of fire which staff can handle with equipment provided
  • Fire phenomenon such as backdrafts
  • Location and, when appropriate, the use of fire-fighting equipment
  • Isolating power supplies to machines and processes
  • Practical fire-fighting safety rules
  • Using the PASS formula for safe use of extinguishers
  • Practical use of extinguishers on fire simulator if sufficient space to set up simulator.


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Course Enquiry

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