Course Outcomes

By the end of this one-day course, delegates are expected to have:

Understood

The principles of fire ignition, the combustion process and fire spread,

The principles of basic fire risk assessment.

The process of raising an alarm and reporting a fire incident,

The location and interpretation of signage,

Fire isolation techniques and fire doors,

The process of safe evacuation of the premises and mustering at a safe location.

Practised and Demonstrated Competence

In the selection and proper use of the appropriate type of fire fighting media such as fire blankets, fire extinguishers 9dry powder, CO2, foam and water) and fixed hose reel systems.

Leading and managing an evacuation drill.

 

Theoretical Content

Chemistry of fire, causes of fire, introduction to fire risk assessment, prevention of fire, spotting and reporting hazards, classification of fires, methods of fire spread, fixed fire detection systems, types of alarms, fire dril and evacuation procedures, types of fire extinguishing agents, fire blankets, portable extinguishers, fire hose reels, fixed fire fighting systems.

Practical Exercises

Hands-on exercises with fire blanket, CO2, dry powder, foam, and water fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, combination low pressure water and powder, fires involving electrical equipment.

Evacuation drill undertaken on site.