Fire Extinguisher
Training Course

Course Overview

Fire incidents can pose significant risks to the safety of your workforce and the integrity of your workplace. To ensure your employees are well-prepared to handle such emergencies, our comprehensive fire extinguisher training course is designed to instil confidence and competence. By familiarising participants with the practical application and limitations of various fire extinguishers, we aim to enhance their ability to effectively combat fire incidents and promptly respond during emergencies.

Target Personnel

This training course specifically targets employees who have direct access to fire extinguishers within their workplace. By providing them with essential knowledge and training, we enable organisations to empower their staff to respond efficiently during fire emergencies. Through our comprehensive program, participants gain the necessary skills and understanding to mitigate risks and act confidently in the face of fire-related incidents.

Aims & Objectives

The primary aim of our fire extinguisher training course is to familiarise staff with the practical application and limitations of fire extinguishers. We achieve this by providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of fire extinguishment theory, fire classes, relevant regulations and legislation, and the proper usage of different types of fire extinguishers. By enhancing their knowledge and competence, our course aims to instil confidence and equip participants to handle fire-related incidents effectively, thus promoting a safer working environment for all.


We believe in delivering engaging and impactful training sessions that optimise participants’ learning experiences. Our skilled instructors employ a blend of informative PowerPoint presentations and captivating video clips to effectively deliver the course content. To minimise costs, disruptions, and inconveniences, we prefer conducting the training directly at our clients’ premises. This approach allows participants to maximise their allocated time and directly apply the acquired knowledge in their own work environments.


The instruction provided in our Fire Extinguisher Training Course is delivered by experienced fire safety consultants who have undergone rigorous training at the renowned Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucester. These consultants possess a deep understanding of the academic disciplines associated with fire safety. They have successfully completed the requisite fire safety qualifications and bring with them a wealth of practical knowledge gained from at least 5 years of invaluable experience in fire safety enforcement. Having served within Local Authority Fire & Rescue Services in the Fire Safety Department, our consultants bring a unique blend of expertise and real-world insights to the training, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.


The set-up time required is approximately 30 minutes. The duration of the presentation itself usually lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes, providing ample time to cover all essential topics thoroughly, ensuring participants receive comprehensive instruction and practical guidance.


To ensure an individualised and interactive approach, we typically limit the number of participants attending our training courses to 10 persons. This restriction allows us to provide personalised attention, foster meaningful interactions, and maximise learning opportunities.

However, we acknowledge that there may be circumstances where larger groups need to be accommodated. In such cases, we can make arrangements by prior agreement to cater to increased numbers while maintaining the quality and effectiveness of the training. Our priority remains the provision of exceptional learning experiences, regardless of group size.

To be undertaken on one agreed date


The course covers:

  • The triangle of fire and the theory of extinguishment,
  • The nature of fires, fire classes A, B, and C, etc.,
  • Fire extinguisher regulations and legislation. 

Fire extinguishers: 

Different Extinguishers

Investing in your employees’ fire safety knowledge is an investment in their well-being and the protection of your workplace. Our fire extinguisher training course offers an interactive and informative learning experience that empowers participants to recognise fire risks, make informed decisions, and effectively utilise fire extinguishers when needed. By providing your workforce with the necessary training and understanding, you are taking a proactive approach to workplace safety. Together, let’s create a safer environment for everyone.


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Most Frequently Asked Questions

The major piece of legislation governing fire safety in England and Wales is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It requires any person who has some level of control in premises in relation to fire safety to take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of fire and to make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire. The first step in fulfilling this legal obligation is the completion of fire risk assessments to identify and understand the risks then to take all necessary actions to remove or minimise those risks as far as possible. An essential part of that will involve identifying all the firefighting equipment needed, including fire extinguishers.

Yes. Article 21 of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, states;


(2) The training referred to in paragraph (1) must,

(a) include suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself and other relevant persons on the premises;

(b) be repeated periodically where appropriate;

(c) …

Fire extinguisher training should be conducted at least annually or whenever there are significant changes to the workplace layout or fire safety equipment.

Yes, fire extinguishers are designed to tackle specific fire classes. It is crucial to use the appropriate extinguisher based on the type of fire to prevent exacerbation.

Ideally, trained individuals should handle fire extinguishers. However, if the situation permits and it is safe to do so, anyone can attempt to use a fire extinguisher to control a small fire.

Monthly. The monthly checks should be documented. Also, the fire extinguisher should be inspected and certified annually by a fire protection equipment company.

If a fire extinguisher is damaged or not functioning correctly, it should be immediately reported to the designated authority or responsible person in the workplace for replacement or repair.

Every 12 months, you must have your fire extinguishers serviced, referred to as a ‘basic service’. This service should be carried out in accordance with the BS 5036-3 standard and should be conducted by a third party, accredited fire extinguisher technician, with the correct tools, training, and experience.

Check your fire extinguishers gauge, which reads Full / Empty monthly to verify that your fire extinguisher is still full. If the extinguisher’s gauge needle is in the EMPTY area, replace your fire extinguisher immediately.

UK fire extinguisher regulations recommend that extinguishers should be replaced every 5 years, apart from CO2 extinguishers which should be replaced every 10 years.

Exceptions to the rule: if an extinguisher is damaged, discharged or otherwise unable to be used safely, then it should be replaced immediately.


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

“You must provide clear, appropriate information and instruction (and training where necessary) to your employees”.

Besides it being a legal requirement, having someone who is properly trained on-site means the fire is more likely to be tackled efficiently there and then and won’t spread, causing more damage. It can also help keep people safe. Training in the use of an extinguisher also includes when it’s not appropriate to tackle a fire.

Fire extinguishers should be regularly inspected by a competent person and undergo maintenance as per the manufacturer’s guidelines and applicable regulations.