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Fire Fighting and Prevention

Duration: (2) days.
Course Synopsis
Fire safety becomes everyone's job at a worksite. Employers should train workers about fire hazards in the workplace and about what to do in a fire emergency. If you want your workers to evacuate, you should train them on how to  escape. If you expect your workers to use firefighting equipment, you should give them appropriate equipment and train them to use the equipment safely.
In this workshop applicants will be introduced to valuable reference materials for prevention of fire-related injuries in the workplaces.
Who Should Attend
This workshop targets all staff working for the company.
As a minimum, attendees should be able to read to enable him/her to fully participate in the workshop to gain the most out of it.
What Will Attendants Learn?

On completion of this workshop the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the combustion process and different fire classes.
  • Understand fire extinguishers types, operating procedures, capabilities, and limitations.
  • Understand basic firefighting concepts.
  • Understand how to prevent fire
  • Understand fire exits requirements.
  • Evacuate in case of fire.

Program Training Methods:

  • Theoretical Lectures (Power Point Presentations)
  • Team Participation
  • Practical Workshops.

Supporting Equipments
To effectively interact with the attendants, an LC projector, a sound system and a flip chart with markers need to be provided to the trainer.
Instruction Materials
Attendees shall receive the Fire Fighting and Prevention training manual.


Fire Fighting and Prevention Outline

  • Why Fire Prevention Plan (FPP)?
  • What does the FPP do to your company?
  • What are the components of a FPP?

Controlling Hazards

  • Electrical;
  • Cutting, welding, and open flam works;
  • Flammable and combustible materials
  • Flammable liquids and gases

Fixed Extinguisher System

  • What are fixed extinguisher systems?
  • System design and application;
  • Component of fixed system; and
  • Operation, maintenance and testing

Portable Fire Extinguisher

  • The fire triangle;
  • Fire extinguisher rating;
  • Types of fire extinguishers; and
  • How to use a fire extinguisher (Practical)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • What is the purpose of the alarm system;
  • Requirements for alarm devices;
  • Audible alarm;
  • Visual alarm;
  • Installation and restoration;
  • Alarm selection guidelines;
  • Alarm placement guidelines; and
  • Maintenance and testing.

Requirements for Exit Routs

  • What is an exit routs;
  • Basic requirements;
  • Number of exits;
  • Exist discharge;
  • Locking arrangements