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Fire Extinguisher Training

This short course provides your team with the skills to quickly and safely respond to a fire in the workplace using portable firefighting equipment.

Ignition of a fire in the workplace requires a timely and relevant response. The scale of a fire can quickly escalate, placing both the building and, more importantly, people at risk. Having the skills to correctly use first attack fire fighting equipment to respond to a fire can minimise the risks of injuries to personnel or damage to facilities and equipment.

This course meets the workplace health and safety obligations for ensuring your team is competent in using portable fire extinguishers at your office, factory, warehouse or other work site.

About this Course

This course introduces participants to various types of portable fire fighting equipment that is commonly found in workplaces. Participants will learn how to correctly handle and safely use fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, and fire blankets.

Fire extinguisher training from HSE includes both theory and practical components. This ensures successful participants can safely attend a fire incident in the workplace. They gain real, hands-on experience using fire fighting equipment under instruction from experience emergency response specialists.

Duration: Part-day (2-3 hours)

Student/Trainer Ratio: 10:1

Course Objectives and Content

  • Types of fires
  • Classification of fires
  • Types of fire extinguishers available
  • Demonstrate correct use of portable fire extinguishers to extinguish a fire
  • Demonstrate correct use of hose reels & fire blankets to extinguish a fire
  • Safety procedures when fighting fires
  • Fire-fighting tactics
RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights

Qualifications for Successful Participants

Statement of Attainment in:

CPPFES2005 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

Additional Course Information

Prerequisites & Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.
All students must be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia and provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment.

Who should attend?

This course applies to all persons who may reasonably be required to extinguish a fire within the workplace. This may include anyone from entry level to senior management.
It is recommended that participants have year 10 level reading and writing capabilities.

Can overseas visitors complete this training course?

This will depend on the type of visa that you have.

For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.

International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:

  • Family Name
  • Given Name(s)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Country of Passport

Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.

If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Upon enrolment, you may wish to apply for recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer. You may email a copy of certificates related to prior learning to Based on that evidence the course may be modified based on your previous knowledge. There is a currency requirement to be met in order to demonstrate current skills such as basic life support. The outcome of your application will be notified to you in writing within 14 days of initial application.

Learner Support

We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.

Course Fees

For more information and an obligation free quote please call our office on 1300 884 978. Group discounts may apply. Please also refer to the Payment Terms and Conditions available on our website and in the Student Handbook.

What do I bring?

All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will also be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.

Where can I train?

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site with the use of our mobile training simulators.

Ready to enrol your team in our Fire Extinguisher Training course?

Simply click the ‘Enrol’ button above. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 1300 884 978, we’d be happy to provide you with any more information that you might need.