This course is designed to provide workers with the ability to utilize the fire fighting means at their disposal, after having recognized the type of fire at hand and after having assessed that it is safe to take
remedial action.



  • Chemistry of fire
  • Classification of fires
  • Types and uses of portable fire extinguishers
  • Causes of fire
  • Fire prevention


  • Hands on exercises with CO2, dry powder, foam, and water fire extinguishers, and fire blanket.


This course satisfies the occupational Health and Safety Authority legal requirement for staff fire fighting training under Legal Notice 44 of 2002.

Worker Training is also a generic requirement under Legal Notice 36 of 2003, Regulation 4 (3).


Download course sheet Basic Fire Awareness