Do you need to be trained to use a fire extinguisher?

Do you need to be trained to use a fire extinguisher?

fire extinguishers should never be used by someone with no training. A person must be properly trained to use firefighting equipment. The reason for this is because it is important to know which type to use for the fire. If the wrong type of extinguisher is used, this could lead to life-threatening consequences.

How long is fire extinguisher training valid for?

three years
General fire marshal or fire warden training course certificates expire every three years. However, this will depend on the nature of the premises, the hazards and risks present and the requirements of the fire risk assessment.

Does OSHA require fire extinguisher training?

Employees who provide portable fire extinguishers for employee use must provide an educational program to familiarize all employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use [1910.157(g)(1) and (g)(2)].

Is fire extinguisher training mandatory in Australia?

Under the harmonised work health and safety legislation there is no requirement to ensure a ‘competent person’ provides fire extinguisher and evacuation training. However, section 43 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 (Cth) imposes a duty to prepare, maintain and implement an emergency plan.

Who can give fire safety training?

Overall, this general fire training session administered to staff can be completed by a chosen staff member or a fire warden/fire marshal. The employee undergoing fire safety training to become the company’s official go-to person for fire safety related issues and training duties can take a class online or in person.

What does a fire extinguisher engineer do?

Fire extinguisher servicing is needed to make sure your extinguishers are kept in full working order in the event of a fire. All of our extinguisher engineers are BAFE registered and provide comprehensive fire extinguisher servicing and maintenance in London, Surrey and neighbouring counties.