Fire Extinguisher Training

Our fire extinguisher training course enables you to manage fire situations in the workplace. Our bespoke training provides you with all the knowledge and practical experience needed to contain a fire at work.

It’s essential that everyone knows how to use a fire extinguisher safely and effectively. Our team of trainers have years of experience working in the fire service and are perfectly qualified to improve your fire extinguisher theory and practical experience. Our fire extinguisher training course complies with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and ensures that your company complies with all relevant regulations.

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Duration: Half day

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Group size: 12 per session

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This is an IFE approved course and is designed for all staff, particularly those who have specific fire safety responsibilities (such as fire marshals, in addition to their specific fire marshal training). The course will also greatly benefit anyone who may need to operate fire extinguishers and other fire fighting equipment, the incorrect operation of which is ineffective and can in some cases be dangerous.

As with all our courses the fire extinguisher training we offer is based on the needs of your workplace as determined by your fire risk assessment, as well as your emergency procedures. The course will address all aspects of your risk assessment and ensure that you have the knowledge and understanding to carry out procedures as necessary.

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Fire Extinguisher Training Course Content

  • Fire safety regulations

    Explains the fire safety regulations to which your workplace is legally required to adhere to. Covers either the application of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or the equivalent guidance for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Discusses the need for a fire risk assessment.

  • Chemistry of fire

    Explains the science behind fire and how, based on the straight forward application of this knowledge in day to day work life, the chances of a fire occurring can be dramatically reduced.

  • Fire and smoke spread

    Looks at the speed of fire development and smoke spread in different situations and how this can be affected by building configuration, combustibles, oxygen sources and other factors.

  • Common causes of fire

    Considers how knowledge of the common causes of fires in different situations can enable staff to manage the risks appropriately and prevent an incident from occurring. Looks at causes ranging from arson to faulty electrical equipment and portable heaters.

  • Action on discovering a fire

    Considers your fire action notice and what all staff should do in an emergency, in particular what they should do should they discover a fire to ensure their safety and the safety of their colleagues.

  • Types of fire extinguishers and fire blankets

    Covers the different classifications of fire and teaches delegates about the different types of fire extinguishers and fire blankets that exist for tackling each.

  • Fire extinguisher training: Theory

    A theory session which teaches the knowledge staff need to have before they are ready to tackle a real fire, including which type of fire extinguisher to use for each type of fire and how to operate the device correctly and effectively.

  • Fire extinguisher training: Practical

    Teaches staff how to operate a fire extinguisher with hands on experience. Ensures that should a fire break out in the workplace and a member of staff is at hand to extinguisher it, it will not be their first time operating a fire extinguisher. More information below.

More Information about Fire Extinguisher Training

All our fire extinguisher training sessions have a theory session and a hands-on session – our fire safety training expert will bring a range of portable extinguishers for you to use. A “live fire” practical using a gas simulator training unit can also be provided at an additional cost.

Our training is tailored to suit the needs of your company as identified in your fire risk assessment. If there are any other elements of training that you feel should be included in the training course, then please let us know and we’ll incorporate it into your sessions.

Note – Training will be relevant to the potential hazards identified in your workplace and the scope of the training will depend on your role. Training should take place during normal working hours and be repeated periodically. A ‘live fire’ practical will help create a more realistic session and will improve everyone’s learning experience.


Fire Extinguisher Training Outcomes

Once complete, staff members who have attended this course will be able to apply good fire safety practice at work and correctly operate fire fighting equipment. All staff will have had practical experience using a fire extinguisher, and all delegates receive a comprehensive course handbook.

Qualification: IFE recognised certificate of attendance for each delegate.

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Contact UK Fire Training

At UK Fire Training, our services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whatever your training or support requirements, we will endeavour to meet your needs.

To book a course or to find out more, call us today on 0800 216764, email us at or simply complete this enquiry form.

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