OSHA Fire Extinguishers

This course covers the regulations for portable fire extinguishers, risks, placement, use, maintenance, and testing provided for use by employees.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
English
Course Length: 2 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Proper Portable Fire Extinguisher Use
  • Classes of Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Risk Mitigation and Safe Work Practices for Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Controls

Course Description

This course covers the OSHA Regulations for portable fire extinguishers. It describes the standard, risks, placement, use, maintenance, and testing of portable fire extinguishers provided for use by employees.

The Portable Fire Extinguishers Training course consists of content, audio, graphics, self check questions and a final exam.

Course Outline

OSHA Fire Extinguishers Course Outline

About This Course

Course Objectives

Introduction to Portable Fire Extinguishers

  • Key Terms
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers – History and Background
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers – Overview
  • Statistics for Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Responsibilities
  • Responsibilities – Fire Brigades
  • Responsibilities – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Applicable Regulations for Portable Fire Extinguishers – Governing Authorities
  • Applicable Regulations for Portable Fire Extinguishers

Proper Portable Fire Extinguisher Use

  • When to Evacuate
  • Source and Types of Fire
  • Size and Type of Extinguisher
  • Type of Extinguisher System

Classes of Portable Fire Extinguishers

  • Air-Pressurized Water Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • CO2 or Dry Chemical Portable Fire Extinguishers for Class B Fires
  • CO2 or Dry Chemical Portable Fire Extinguishers for Class C Fires
  • Class D Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Class K Portable Fire Extinguishers

Risk Mitigation and Safe Work Practices for Portable Fire Extinguishers

  • Portable Fire Suppression – Fire Extinguisher
  • PASS Method
  • Best Practices and Hazards

Controls

  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Fire Prevention Plan
  • Training
  • Educational Programming Training
  • Hands-on Training

Additional Resources

Summary

Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157(g)(1): Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting.

How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157(g) An employer must:

Provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(1)]. Provide this education when employees are first hired and once a year thereafter [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(2)].

Train employees (who have been designated to use fire fighting equipment in the emergency action plan) in the use of the equipment [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(3)]. Provide this training when employees are first given this assignment and once a year thereafter [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(4)].

What are the governing regulations?

This online fire extinguisher training course satisfies the training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.157 Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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