The importance of fire fighting training in the workplace is so often overlooked because there is no direct reference in the Occupational Health and Safety Act to guide us on the exact number of workers to train and to what level they should be trained. We should therefore look at this from a basic risk management approach. The provision of fire fighting equipment in any workplace is based on the requirements of SANS 10400 part T (National Building Regulations) and the risk relating to the activities on the premises. The level of training should be appropriate to the risk and the equipment.
F1 - Basic Fire Fighting Training - 1 Day
Persons who successfully complete the basic fire fighting training course will be able to practically demonstrate knowledge of fire and repellents, knowledge of application, construction and operation of hand operated fire fighting equipment.
- Fire behaviour
- The burning process
- Classes of fire
- The products of combustion
- Transmission of heat
- Fire causes and prevention
- Fire fighting equipment
- Portable fire extinguishers
- Selection, placement and maintenance of portable fire equipment
- Safe use of hand help fire equipment
- Fire hose reels
- Fire blankets
- Roles and responsibilities of the fire fighter during a workplace emergency
F2 - Advanced Fire Fighting Training - 2 Days
The advanced fire fire fighting training course is aimed at company fire fighters who are expected to use high volume layflat hose from fire hydrants and/or fire pumps in addition to hand held fire equipment.
Persons who successfully completes this course will be able to demonstrate knowledge of workplace fires, their probable causes, how to prevent them, how they are detected and how to apply emergency fire fighting procedures using a range of advanced fire fighting equipment.
Laser Driven Fire Simulator
Our unique Laser driven fire simulator is an option to do practical training in a corporate environment.
Fire extinguisher training can now take place entirely indoors. The system uses a conical laser to replicate extinguisher discharge rather than depending on dry chemical powder or CO2 extinguishers. Because only laser light is emitted from the extinguisher the training can take place anywhere.
The system simulates classess A, B and C fires at four difficulty levels and has the capability of grading trainees on their performance.Laser
BA Breathing Apparatus – 2 Days
This program will enable learners to safely and effectively use self-contained breathing apparatus during normal occupational assignments and emergency operations.
The learner will possess the fundamental knowledge and skills to ensure that respiratory protection is not intentionally compromised and hazardous areas are evacuated prior to air depletion
On completion of this program learners will be able to:
- Explain the physiology of respiration
- Explain the nature and characteristics of common hazardous atmospheres
- Explain the limitations of a self-contained breathing apparatus and their functions
- Inspect and maintain a self-contained breathing apparatus safely and efficiently
- Work in an area of obscured visibility while wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus
- Respiratory hazards
- Protective breathing apparatus limitations
- Limitations of users
- Types of breathing apparatus
- Open-circuit self-contained breathing apparatus
- Donning and doffing protective breathing apparatus and face piece
- Changing cylinders
- Inspection and care of protective breathing apparatus
Periodic inspection and care
EP1 - Emergency Evacuation Procedures - 1 Day
Person credited with this unit standard is able to distinguish between an emergency and an incident as well as understanding the different types of emergencies that may take place in the workplace. The learners will be able to explain the types of emergency alarms in the workplace, the procedures for responding to them and the methods and procedures which need to be applied in an assembly area after an alarm.
On completion of this program learners will be able to explain:
- Different types of emergencies that may be encountered in a workplace
- Various responses to an alarm
- Actions required of a safety officer in an assembly area
- The functions of an emergency control centre