Conduct Routine Inspection and Testing of Fire Extinguishers and Fire Blankets

CPPFES2020A Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets
  • $600
  • 1 day
  • SETS Campus

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Overview

This unit specifies the outcomes required to conduct routine monthly, six-monthly and yearly inspections and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets at a customer’s premises.

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This unit provides people with the knowledge and skills required to undertake testing and tagging, including:
  • The dangers of mixing extinguishing agents.
  • Disposal requirements for waste products.
  • Key features of legislation, regulations and codes applicable to selecting, positioning, inspecting and testing installed fire extinguishers and fire blankets to meet hazard present in the area to be protected.
  • OHS issues and requirements and action to take when a breach of health, safety or other policy occurs.
  • Purpose of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and ‘deemed to comply’ requirements relevant to installation of extinguishers and fire blankets.
  • Conforming to environmental protection authority (EPA) regulations, or equivalent, with respect to discharge tests.
  • Ensuring gauges and scales are calibrated regularly.
  • Folding fire blankets according to manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Special requirements for aggressive environments, such as those with high moisture, dust levels or acidity.
  • Types and quantities of spare parts that should be carried.
  • Types of extinguisher operation.
  • Types of extinguishing agents.

Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: CPPFES2020A Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

There is a maximum number of 12 participants per program.

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

If you are looking to book more than 12 participants on a single course, please contact the SETS office on (08) 9240 5191

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