Safety & Emergency Training Services

Training, Personnel, Vehicle and Equipment

Details

    Length

    8 Hours

    Unit of Competency

    CPPFES2020A Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

    Pre Requisites

    none

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This unit specifies the outcomes required to conduct routine monthly, six-monthly and yearly inspections and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets at a customer’s premises.

This unit provides people with the knowledge and skills required to undertake testing and tagging, including:

  • The dangers of mixing extinguishing agents.
  • Disposal requirements for waste products.
  • Key features of legislation, regulations and codes applicable to selecting, positioning, inspecting and testing installed fire extinguishers and fire blankets to meet hazard present in the area to be protected.
  • OHS issues and requirements and action to take when a breach of health, safety or other policy occurs.
  • Purpose of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and ‘deemed to comply’ requirements relevant
    to installation of extinguishers and fire blankets.
  • Conforming to environmental protection authority (EPA) regulations, or equivalent, with respect to discharge tests.
  • Ensuring gauges and scales are calibrated regularly.
  • Folding fire blankets according to manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Special requirements for aggressive environments, such as those with high moisture, dust levels or acidity.
  • Types and quantities of spare parts that should be carried.
  • Types of extinguisher operation.
  • Types of extinguishing agents.

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