Advanced Fire Course
Fire Fighting is more than just knowing how an extinguisher works. In fact, there are many aspects that the learner/employee must recognize, both in workplace safety and from a legal viewpoint. What are the legal requirements and what type of extinguishers should you have in your specific working environment? These are only a number of questions that will be answered in our Fire Training course.
Fire fighting training and prevention is key to securing a safe working environment. RTS offers fire fighting training that will ensure your workplace is prepared to deal with fire safety issues that may arise. This course is more advanced than the Fire Level 1 course. It focuses on workplaces where BA sets are being utilized. Students will receive a certificate upon successful completion of a written and practical evaluation. Certificates are valid for two years. Below is a summary of the contents the Advanced Fire course.
- What is fire?
- The fire tetrahedron and its different components.
- Flash point/Fire point/Auto-ignition temperature.
- Flash over/Back draught.
- Flammable/Explosive ranges of substance.
- How fire spread – conduction, convention, radiation.
- The different classes of fire – Class A, B and C fires.
- Causes of fire: people, electrical, natural, incompatible chemical, LPG, dust explosions, Pyrophoric materials an spontaneous combustion.
- Fire fighting equipment: fire extinguishers, hose reel hose systems, fire blanket, sprinkler heads, fire hoses, branches/nozzles, pillar hydrants and fixed installations (wet riser systems).
- Open circuit self contained breathing apparatus.
- Housekeeping principles and its relevance to the advanced fire course.
- Emergency Action Plans (EAP), evacuation plans.
- What to do in case of fire.
- Fire fighting tactics – offensive, defensive and non-intervention.
- Safety considerations when fighting fire.
- Fire extinguishers.
- Hose reel hose systems.
- Fire blankets.
- Fire hoses.
- Fire hydrants and fire hose branches.
- Fixed Installations – (Wet riser system).
- BA sets.
The basic fire fighting course can (and should) be attended by employees responsible for workplace firefighting and appointed workplace firefighters. Also, employees that want to gain more knowledge in workplace firefighting and basic fire prevention. It can also be useful to have a fire marshal complete this programme, as fire marshals will act as back-up for the appointed workplace firefighter whom has completed the Basic Fire Fighting course.