GENERAL INDUSTRY TRAINING
This course is designed to ensure that participants have the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate the use of portable fire extinguishers, fire hose reels and fire blankets.
This unit of competency supports fire protection equipment service technicians responsible for demonstrating to customers how to interpret and follow manufacturers’ instructions on various first attack firefighting equipment in emergency situations.
- Decision-making skills to select correct first attack firefighting equipment for different types of fires
- Applying recommended manufacturer techniques for operating equipment and fire fighting
- Using firefighting equipment
- Basic methods of locating a fire
- Correct use of fire extinguishers and hose reels on different classes of fire and implications of incorrect use
- How fire can be spread by conduction, convection, radiation and direct burning
- How water pressure influences the discharge distance for hose reels
- Theory of fire, including the triangle of combustion
- Types and operation of fire protection equipment classified as first attack equipment
Specialist trainer delivered – theory and assessment
As this course contains safety critical information participants must have the ability to read, write and understand English
Subject to a minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 participants per session
Perform rescue from a live LV panel
WH&S Legislation for Training
A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure, so far as is reasonably practiable, the provision of any information, instruction, training or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out.
You must ensure that information, training and instruction provided to a worker is suitable and adequate having regard to:
- The nature of the work carried out by the worker
- The nature of the risks associated with the work at the time the information, training or instruction is provided
- The control measures implemented
You must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the information, training and instruction is provided in a way that is readily understandable by any person to whom it is provided.