FIRST ATTACK FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT
Course summary sheet F31
ALL BUSINESSES IN AUSTRALIA HAVE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORKPLACE FOR ALL EMPLOYEES, VISITORS & CONTRACTORS. BUILDING FIRE SAFETY REGULATION 1991 STATES THAT ALL WORKPLACES ARE FITTED WITH ADEQUATE FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT AND HAVE ANNUAL FIRE INSTRUCTION AND EVACUATION TRAINING. TO PREVENT INJURY AND REDUCE FIRE DAMAGE ALL EMPLOYEES SHOULD ALSO BE TRAINED IN THE SAFE USE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS. THIS COURSE GIVES AN IDEAL STARTING POINT IN LEARNING TO MANAGE LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES THAT MAY OCCUR IN ANY WORKPLACE AND ALSO INCLUDES THEORY AND PRACTICAL COMPONENTS TO ENSURE THAT YOUR STAFF WILL BE ABLE TO HANDLE FIRE EMERGENCIES CORRECTLY.
Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment
Course Currency Status:
Statement of attainment: CPPFES2005 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment.
Australian Standard 3745-2010 recommends First Attack Firefighting Equipment training for all workplaces every two years.
Mode of Delivery:
Blended learning: Face-to-face in classroom environment and pre-learning.
Face-to-face for 2 to 3 hours approximately (excluding rest/meal break).
Estimated time to complete pre-learning: 1 to 2 hours depending on student skill level. Workbook exercises and theory component of the assessment makes up the pre-course homework that is required to be completed prior to attending.
Written and practical assessments.
Who should attend:
All businesses in Australia have to provide a safe workplace for all employees, visitors & contractors. Building Fire Safety Regulation 1991 states that all workplaces are fitted with adequate firefighting equipment and have annual fire instruction and evacuation training.
To prevent injury and reduce fire damage all employees should also be trained in the safe use of fire extinguishers. This course gives an ideal starting point in learning to manage life threatening emergencies that may occur in any workplace and also includes theory and practical components to ensure that your staff will be able to handle fire emergencies correctly.
Further training in first aid or fire, such as HLTAID003 Provide first aid, HLTSS00027 Occupational First Aid Skill Set, or PUAWER005B Operate as part of an emergency control organisation (Fire Warden & Evacuation Training) may be required to meet your obligations in case of accident, emergency or injury in your premises
Although there are no prerequisites for undertaking this course, please note that all pre-course homework must be completed prior to attending.
Theory of fire including the Triangle of Combustion
Classes of fire
Types of fire extinguishers
Safety procedures when fighting fires
- RACE principles.
- When not to attempt to fight a fire.
Demonstrating correct use of firefighting equipment
- Operating fire extinguisher.
- Operating fire hose reel.
- Operating fire blanket.