- Course Code: UKFPC16FET
- Location: Online
- Duration: 3 hours
- Cost: £299.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: 12 months
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All modern browsers, windows 7+, flash 10+
Understanding Fire Extinguishers
Fire safety is an important issue for everyone in the UK. Homes and businesses need to develop fire safety plans to ensure that everyone stays safe. Your plan should talk about preventative measures, evacuation procedures and an evacuation map. These plans should also contain a lot of information on how to safely handle and use a fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers can be difficult to use, so it is very important that you fully understand how to use one and how to tackle a blaze, to keep you, your property and your loved ones safe.
This course provides you with a comprehensive guide to fire extinguisher use and other ways to stay safe in the midst of an emergency. It begins by discussing the fire triangle and the classes of fire you may face. It then goes into detail about the types of extinguishers on the market and how to use each one safely. We also discuss the importance of servicing, maintenance and inspection of extinguishers on a regular basis. The best procedures to use when faced with a blaze are also discussed.
You Will Learn:-
- The three elements necessary to create a fire
- Each class of fire and what the common causes of them are
- The types of extinguishers available on the market and which one to use depending on the class of fire you are facing.
- The importance of regular servicing and maintenance of your fire extinguisher
- The steps you should take when tackling a fire
- How to safely use a fire extinguisher
Benefits of Taking This Course:-
- Learning about the formation of fire and which types of fire exist
- Gaining insight into when you should use each type of fire extinguisher, based on the fires you are facing
- Understanding how to use a fire extinguisher safely, properly and effectively
- How to properly alert others to the existence of a fire
- Learning the proper evacuation procedures
Who can take the Understanding Fire Extinguishers Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Understanding Fire Extinguishers Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.