Fire Extinguisher
Average Duration: 1-2 Hour
Digital & Printable Certificate
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Accepted Across Ireland, UK and Europe
Valid For 3 Years
Self-Paced. Available 24/7
Available On All Major Devices
Live Student Support
Permanent Record Of Training
User Management Tools Available



This Fire Extinguisher Training course teaches you about the various types of fire extinguishers that may be present in your workplace and how to use them effectively and safely.

You'll learn about the hierarchy of fire prevention, about how fires start, and about the various classes of fires, which each require certain types of fire extinguishers to fight. Furthermore, you'll learn about the importance of assessing the situation to determine whether it’s safe for you to attempt to fight a fire, and you'll learn about the techniques for effectively and safely using each type of fire extinguisher and other fire fighting equipment, demonstrated through a range of illustrations and videos.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.




Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at those who are nominated by their employers to use fire extinguishers and fire fighting equipment. This includes anyone identified in the fire risk assessment, such as fire wardens, managers, supervisors, and other employees who may have been nominated to fight small, controllable fires.

It can be taken as an introductory course to using fire extinguishers before undergoing practical training, as well as periodic refresher training after receiving practical instruction. Practical training is typically refreshed every 3 years, so this course can serve as a comprehensive refresher in between. It'll solidify the learner's knowledge and build on their confidence to use extinguishers safely in an emergency.

Looking to appoint a designated fire warden or become one yourself? Our Fire Warden Training course provides learners with the necessary knowledge to fulfil this role.




Course content




Types of Fires

and Extinguishers

Why is fire extinguisher training important, the hierarchy of fire protection, the fire triangle, classes of fire, types of extinguishers, water extinguishers, powder extinguishers, foam extinguishers, carbon dioxide extinguishers, wet chemical extinguishers, and how many extinguishers should workplaces have and what types?


Understanding When

to Fight Fires

Who may use fire extinguishers in a workplace, what should you do before fighting a fire, determining if it's safe to use an extinguisher, when should you fight fire with a fire blanket, and using fire buckets and sand.


Using Fire

Extinguishers Safely

Selecting an extinguisher, the PASS technique, basic steps for using an extinguisher, how to use water extinguishers, how to use ABC powder extinguishers, how to use M28 and L2 powder extinguishers, how to use foam extinguishers, how to use carbon dioxide extinguishers, how to use wet chemical extinguishers, how to use a fire blanket, and what to do if you can't put out a fire.




Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will be familiar with:





The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass, don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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