Safety & Emergency Training Services

Training, Personnel, Vehicle and Equipment



    8 Hours

    Unit of Competency

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

    Pre Requisites

    There are no pre-requisites for this unit.


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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