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.
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:
- Dry chemical
- 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.