There are many requirements for Employers regarding portable fire extinguisher availability, maintenance, access, and employee use in the event of an emergency. This page will focus on the employee training element.
The following are excerpts from the OSHA regulations:
Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting.
The employer shall provide the education required upon initial employment and at least annually thereafter.
The employer shall provide employees who have been designated to use fire fighting equipment as part of an emergency action plan with training in the use of the appropriate equipment.
This course is all classroom lecture. Students will be given an in-depth presentation of fire characteristics, types of fires, proper equipment to be used and run through specific scenarios. Students completing this class will gain a comprehensive understanding of fire prevention and protection.
Basic Class and Demo
We also offer a more detailed course encompassing both the Demo and Basic class. Students will receive extensive classroom lecture and will participate in a (dry) demonstration . Maximum 25 students per class.
All training is performed in accordance with OSHA and other State Regulations and local Ordinances.