Fire watch & Prevention: Instructor Led

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Course Duration:

4 Hours

Scope of Training: This course is designed to bring a level of awareness to the delegate to properly perform firewatch duties which include:

  • site evaluation
  • fire prevention
  • incipient fire fighting techniques
  • monitoring during hot work activities and
  • extinguishing fires using four different agents.

The course is designed in accordance with regulations from 29 CFR –1910L, 1926F, 1915P.

NOTE: Annual recertification is needed as per OSHA 1915.508(e) (1) (iv).

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Course typically offered every Wednesday at 8:00am, or available upon request. Call us at 877.593.8693 to reserve your seat or for more information.

Course Objectives: Upon the completion of the course, the delegate should be able to:

  • Identify the four elements of a fire
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what is necessary to extinguish a fire
  • Name the different classes of fire identified by the NFPA Fire Classification System
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to chose and operate the correct type of portable fire extinguisher needed for the type of fire to be extinguished:
    • Water
    • Dry chemical
    • CO2
    • Foam
  • Inspect an area for fire prevention before any hot work begins
  • Define the term “Intrinsically Safe”
  • Define the term “Explosion Proof”
  • Understand the principles behind grounding and bonding
  • Discuss the use of a hot work permit
  • Demonstrate the ability to extinguish a fire using a dry chemical extinguisher

Assessment: To successfully complete the course, the delegate will be required to score a minimum competency of 70% on a written assessment and demonstrate competency in extinguishing a fire using a dry chemical extinguishing agent.

At the end of this course, you will have 2 attempts to achieve an 80% or above on the final exam to receive your Certificate of Achievement!  Enjoy the course, and please fill out the survey at the end!

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