CPPFES2005 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment (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 fire fighting equipment.

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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 firefighting 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.

Training participant practicing use of a fire extinguisher.

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 experienced emergency response specialists.

Duration: Half day (4 hours)

Student/trainer ratio: 10:1

Course objectives and content

  • Types of fires

  • Classification of fire

  • 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

Qualification for successful participants

Statement of attainment in:

CPPFES2005 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

CPPFES2005 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment FAQs


There is more to being a fire warden than just operating fire extinguishers. For those needing to train ahead of becoming a fire warden in their workplace, HSE offers a range of warden and evacuation management courses that fulfill this need.

We use a variety of real and practice fire extinguishers across our training centres.

Each provide accurate real-world fire response simulations in a controlled envrionment.


Our team has the ability to deliver this training course at your workplace or job site. The practice extinguisher system is fully portable, allowing us to hold this course in just about any location.

Additional information about training at HSE

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

A literacy and numeracy quiz will be conducted prior to the start of the course. This assists us in providing adequate course material to all our students. It is recommended that participants have:

  • Numeracy skills to
    • calculate basic sums using addition, substraction, multiplication and division.
    • locate and recognise numbers commonly used in safety signage.
  • Reading skills so
    • identify and interpret information from workplace procedures, documentation and regulations.
    • follow safety instructions that are written in English.
  • Writing skills to
    • produce or complete written documents and forms commonly required in the workplace.
    • maintain records of tests and results.
    • form short sentences and paragraphs in English.
  • Communication skills to
    • use a range of techniques and systems to communicate with others.
    • ask clarifying questions.
    • inform others of hazards and report incidents.
    • communicate required actions.
    • verbally communicate with others in English.
  • Problem solving skills to
    • identify hazards and risks.
    • select and implement risk control measures.
  • Computer skills to
    • follow basic instructions to access specific websites.
    • answer multiple choice questions.
    • save documents.


Some courses will have practical components that require participants to physically push, pull, carry or climb. Participants with physical limitations are urged to speak to their trainer prior to completing practical activities to determine if reasonable adjustments can be accommodated. Participants who cannot perform practical components may be issued a certificate of attendance in lieu of the statement of attainment.

Participants must also be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia. They must also provide us with a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment. If you do not have a USI, one can be created here: CLICK HERE.

Some courses will have prerequisite training that will need to be completed prior to undertaking the selected course. A statement of attainment for the prerequisite course must be presented prior to the start of training. Please refer to the FAQ section, above, for details of any prerequisites your course may have.

Height Safety Engineers does not offer recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer due to the high-risk nature of our training courses. It is also anticipated that participants will be new entrants or refreshing knowledge and skills in the area of study.

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 training@heightsafety.net. 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.

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.

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 book your team into CPPFES2005 Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment?

Simply click the enquiry button above. If you have any questions, please contact our training team on 1300 884 978. We would be happy to provide you with any more information you might need.