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US ID 252250 - NQF Level 1 - Credits 3


Fire 1 (8 hours) - Course Outline

The basic fire fighting course covers procedures for dealing with insipient-stage fires in the workplace. This basic fire fighting course incorporates the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of the SAQA registered Unit Standard.

Pre-requisites:
It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be
competent at:
•  Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent.
•  Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent.

This basic fire fighting course will enable employees to prevent, identify
and extinguish insipient-stage fires in the workplace using basic fire-
fighting equipment. It is a hands-on, practical course in basic fire fighting
but also includes formal instruction on various aspects of fire and fire
behaviour, fire prevention and evacuation procedures, basic fire equip-
ment and fire fighting procedures. This basic fire fighting course includes
topics such as fire safety and fire prevention, identifying the type of fire,
evaluating the context of the fire and selecting the appropriate fire fighting
procedure; identifying, selecting and checking appropriate fire fighting and
safety equipment; fighting containable/extinguishable fires; retreating from
fire site and handing over to appropriate personnel; reporting/recording
the status of fire and equipment.

 

Basic fire fighting course content

•  Fire defence policy; safety signs/symbols on fire equipment.
•  Fire prevention includes legal, financial and personal consequences.
•  Procedures for employees: alerting the fire department and evacuation
   procedures.
•  The theory of fire: methods of fire transmission, the chemistry of
   combustion, sources of heat, phases of a fire; classification of fires and
   extinguishing methods.
•  Recognizing different types of fires (ordinary combustible materials,
   electrical, flammable liquids and gases); risks from the environment
   (where the fire is, structure and layout of site, adjacent hazards,
   structural materials) and appropriate fire fighting procedure.
•  Fire fighting and safety equipment - identifying, selecting and checking
   fire extinguishers, hose reels, and buckets.
•  Use of Fire Fighting safety equipment including fire extinguishers, hose
   reels and buckets and fire blankets.
•  Fighting containable/extinguishable fires; fire fighting methods; changes 
   in conditions; fire monitoring issues.
•  Retreating from a fire site and handing over to appropriate personnel.
•  Reporting/recording the status of fire and equipment
•  Practical training to use equipment to its full potential.

Course duration: 1 Day
Time: 08h00 – 16h00
Price: R550-00 per person excl. VAT
Cost includes: Fire Training Manual, Laminated Memory Card,
Assessment & Portfolio of Evidence

Course Details
Venue: On Site or IEFA Training Centre - Dates available upon request.
No. of Learners: On site minimum 8, maximum 25
Course Accreditation: LGSETA (Accreditation No. LG141P)

 
         
         
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