Fire Extinguisher Training

Fire Extinguisher Training

Under the Ontario Fire Code, some employees are required to know how to operate a fire extinguisher at the workplace. It’s assumed that employees intuitively know how to operate an extinguisher, but that’s not really the case. It takes a certain amount of skill to actually put out a small fire effectively; without getting injured.

GTA Environmental has a training presentation for fire extinguisher usage. After the presentation, we get the employees involved in using an actual fire extinguisher on a target. Just by practising before an actual fire, employees gain the courage to fight a small fire, and possibly prevent a large fire. Always remember though, an employee’s personal safety comes first and fires are most effectively handled by the Fire Department. So don’t forget to call the Fire Department; just in case!

For fire extinguisher training at your workplace, call our office at 1-877-260-0987 for more information or to book a session.

Fire Extinguisher Training

This is a 1.0 hour training session. It is meant for employees who may get involved in putting out a small fire at the workplace. Small fires may be garbage can size, grease fires, car fire under hood, solvent spill, cardboard, etc.

The training is moderate pace, allows time for questions, has practical exercises, and has a quiz at the end of the session.

Our training session includes:

  • Power point presentation
  • Instructor lead session
  • Workbook
  • Exercises
  • Quiz (optional)
  • Signed class list
  • Fire Extinguisher Practice

Fire Extinguisher Practice

It usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes to teach an employee how to operate a fire extinguisher properly. We get the employee to discharge the extinguisher at a target. We have a variety of extinguishers to practice with, but the 5 and 10 pound ABC extinguishers are most common.

For those that want a real fire, we can use a clean burn solvent in a pan. There are three factors to consider before choosing this option though. First, pre-approval from the local fire department is required for an open fire. Second, there is an environmental factor to consider, i.e. some smoke. Third, companies with flammables on site may not want open flames on the property, for fear of starting an actual fire!

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