Fire Fighting

Liderazgo Training

Apply Fire Fighting Techniques – Level 1

This course is accredited with the Transport Education Training Authority and covers unit standard “252250” NQF level 1, 3 Credits Training is an essential part of proactive Fire Safety Management on every premises and in all organisations. This training is essential in order to protect employees, property and the environment.

All training programs are Outcome Based and are assessed according to various Unit Standards and Outcomes. Training is an essential part of proactive Fire Safety Management on every premises and in all organisations. This training is essential in order to protect employees, property and the environment.

Assessment criteria consists of a Formative Assessment, In-Class Assessments, Summative Assessment and Practical Assessments. Training is an essential part of proactive Fire Safety Management on every premises and in all organisations. This training is essential in order to protect employees, property and the environment.

Course Duration

Duration: 1-day course

Day 1: Theory and Practical
08:00 am – 12:00 pm (x2 15-minute breaks included)
Final Examination: 20 minutes
Practical Evaluation: +/- 10 minutes per delegate

Once all theory has been completed, Learners are taken outside with one facilitator to complete the Practical Evaluation.

Classes are subject to a maximum of 12 – 15 learners per facilitator

Course Overview

Training is an essential part of proactive Fire Safety Management on every premises and in all organisations. This training is essential in order to protect employees, property and the environment.

There is very little practical purpose to providing Fire Extinguishers if no one on the premises can use them or any other fire equipment if they are not trained to use them.

Lack or no training in this regard could have devastating consequences for employees and the work environment.

At the end of the training employees will be able to identify the different types of fires, explain and practice fire prevention and perform basic fire fighting procedures.

Learning Outcomes – Theoretical Content

  • Fire Elements – Heat, Fuel and Oxygen
  • How Fire Works – Heating and Ignition
  • How Fire Spreads – Radiation, Convection, Conduction and Direct Burning
  • Classes of fires, Extinguishing Methods and Agents
  • Identify the type of fire and extinguishing agent
  • Ensure that extinguisher used is in a serviceable condition
  • Operating Procedure – PASS Method
    • Pull (Break seal and pull pin)
    • Aim (Base of fire)
    • Squeeze (Controlled action)
    • Sweep (Controlled action)
  • Keep eye on exit while extinguishing the fire
  • Hose Reels, Fire Buckets and Fire Blankets
  • Portable Fire Extinguisher
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazards (Safety for all)
  • Fire Hazards – Main causes of fires
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act – Duty to Act
  • Fire Fighting in the Workplace
  • Emergency Plans and Fire Alarms
  • Evacuation Procedures
  • Perform Basic Fire Fighting video demonstration
    • How to identify different fires
    • Identifying different fire extinguishers
    • Fire extinguishing techniques
    • Operating different fire extinguishers

Learning Outcomes – Practical Evaluation

  • Identify different types of fires
  • Identify different fire extinguishers
  • Identify which fire extinguishers should be used on various fires
  • Ensure that the fire extinguisher used is in a serviceable condition
  • Utilise the upwind technique
  • Utilise the P.A.S.S method when extinguishing a fire

Competency Scores

  • All learners are to achieve 80% and above for Theoretical Assessments
  • All learners are to achieve 100% for Practical Assessments

Training Aids

  • Slide Show Presentation
  • Demonstration on a Fire Extinguisher

All our Learners are provided with a Fire Fighting Training Manual and a Certificate on completion of the course

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Liderazgo Accreditation

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