We invite you to sign up for a course in operation and maintenance of handy fire-fighting equipment in ERGON! Fire protection training is dedicated to all company employees, regardless of their position or type of work. We offer training in fire protection and safe use of fire extinguishers and fire blankets as well as maintenance of hand-held firefighting equipment.

manual fire extinguisherPurpose of the training

The training we offer is aimed at providing participants with the necessary knowledge on how to behave in a fire situation. The aim of the training is to familiarise trainees with the principles of fire protection and the ability to correctly and safely use different types of fire extinguishers and fire blankets. The participants will also learn about the regulations concerning the maintenance of hand-held fire extinguishing equipment and the methods of carrying out this process.

Who is the course designed for?

We particularly recommend taking part in our course for employees who need to acquire or refresh their knowledge of fire protection and for employees who have been appointed in a company to fight fires and carry out evacuations.

What do we count as hand-held firefighting equipment?

fire fighting with a handheld fire extinguisherThe category of portable fire extinguishers includes portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets, which can be used directly in the place of danger thanks to the fact that they are easy to move from place to place. They are particularly useful in the first phase of a fire, when it is possible to immediately activate the extinguisher and direct the extinguishing agent directly at the flame. The blanket is a specialised non-flammable sheet of fabric with a surface area of approximately 2 m2used to nip a fire in the bud by cutting off the supply of oxygen to the burning object.

Issues to be discussed

Our course is divided into theoretical and practical parts. In the theoretical part, participants learn the division of fires and types of firefighting equipment. They get acquainted with the current regulations on the use and maintenance of portable firefighting equipment. The theoretical part includes:

  • fire hazards present in the workplace,
  • the fire instruction manual of the facility,
  • fire and evacuation markings,
  • the location of portable fire-fighting equipment on the premises,
  • handling fire extinguishers, blankets and hydrants,
  • alarm procedures,
  • evacuation,
  • assistance to victims,
  • maintenance of fire extinguishers.

In the practical part, participants will:

  • practise handling different types of fire extinguishers,
  • practice using a fire blanket and an indoor hydrant,
  • maintain the fire extinguisher,
  • become proficient in maintaining the various components of an extinguisher.

 

Groups of fires

A key element of the training is to familiarise the trainees with how to use the right equipment in a given situation, depending on the type of fire - this includes fire extinguishers, blankets and hydrants. In case of fire, it is also important to know about the phenomenon of temperature rise of objects near the flame, so participants will be equipped with knowledge of how different extinguishing agents behave when extinguishing different groups of fires.

inspection and maintenance of extinguisherSolid fires - solid materials such as wood, paper, textiles can give off dangerous gases and fumes when heated. This type of fire falls into category A.

Fires involving flammable liquids and melting substances - these include, for example, varnishes, fats, petrol, paraffin, paraffin stearin and many others. These substances evaporate forming a cloud over the top of the liquid, which can lead to an explosive mixture. This is a category B fire.

Flammable gas fires - examples of this type of combustion are a methane fire in a mine or a gas cylinder explosion. This type of fire falls into category C.

Metal fires - depending on the chemical composition of the alloy, metals consume oxygen from the air in different ways, but any such fire is equally dangerous. Metals involved in a fire fall into category D.

Fats fires - frequent ignitions in cooking equipment have often led to tragedy due to the incorrect way of extinguishing them. Group F fires must not be extinguished with water.

 

Maintenance of portable firefighting equipment

Both those designated to fight fires and conduct evacuations, managers and rank-and-file employees should have knowledge of fire extinguisher maintenance.

Types of portable fire extinguishersBasic maintenanceExtended maintenanceOverhaul and refilling
Water, foam and with water extinguishing agentyearlyevery 5 yearsevery 10 years
Powderyearlyevery 5 yearsevery 10 years
Powder sealedyearlyevery 15 yearsevery 10 years
For a clean centreyearlynot applicableevery 10 years
For carbon dioxideyearlynot applicableevery 10 years

 

 

Why train with us?

  • we have experience in fire training;
  • the training is conducted by a qualified fire protection inspector who holds a certificate authorising him to carry out occupational health and safety and fire protection training;
  • We focus on practical skills.

If you have any questions about our offer please contact us - our staff will be happy to help clarify any doubts.

We encourage you to choose our services!