Fire in the workplace represents one of the most substantial workplace safety threats. It is a hazard not only for workers but potentially for nearby public as well.
Fires may result in serious injuries and death, it can also cause extensive damage to property, render worksites destroyed or indefinitely out of service.
Due to these reasons, and more, it is imperative to ensure that an effective workplace Fire Fighting and Prevention program, which is associated with an evacuation plan, is in place.
Basic Fire Fighting and Prevention e-Learning Training course deals extensively with the necessary precautions that must be taken to minimise the risk of fires in and around the workplace. There is an in-depth examination on how fires may be caused along with the provision of the first means to extinguish them.
Through this Basic Fire Fighting and Prevention e-Learning Training course employees who are responsible for firefighting in the workplace are provided with the necessary education and training in firefighting and prevention with the focus on:
In the Basic Fire Fighting and Prevention e-Learning Training course, the learner will learn how to safely use firefighting equipment such as Fire Extinguishers, Hose reels, and Fire Hydrants.
The successful candidate will be able to identify, contain, prevent, and extinguish different types of fire by applying the principles taught in this course and by operating basic firefighting equipment in addition to performing basic firefighting procedures.
This course also focuses on elements associated with fire emergency scene management along with introducing basic Emergency Evacuation Planning.
This course also aids in allowing for the elimination, prevention, and control of possible emergency situations that may arise in the workplace, at home, and outside of these environments.
Upon completion of this course, the attending candidate will be able to:
The content of this course has been formulated around the prescriptive requirements as depicted in the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993, Construction Regulation, 29, and the Environmental Regulations including, but not limited to:
The candidate attending the course will be assessed against the outcomes of each element through the completion of a subscribed knowledge assessment along with a practical assessment. These assessments will cover the essential embedded knowledge as stipulated in the course and will ensure that the candidate can apply the learning to a working situation.
To gain access to this training program, it is mandatory that the employer subscribe to the SafetyWallet membership subscription so that the learner can enrol to any of the Health and Safety e-Learning training programmes.
Attending candidates must obtain a pass mark of at least 75% or higher is necessary in each Modular Assessment. Should these conditions have been met, the candidate will receive an accredited Certificate of Completion.