Fire Extinguisher Inspection Training

This multi-module course provides users with a clear understanding of the process of fire extinguisher inspection. It looks at the legal duty to conduct inspection, types of extinguishers and their components, and then walks through a typical inspection. Fire extinguishers must be maintained under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. In line with this, British Standard 5306–3 states that visual inspections of extinguishers should be carried out at least monthly.

The course comes with a free e-Checklist which helps users complete inspections accurately while ensuring they are recorded to ensure compliance.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

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Learning Outcomes:

Understand fire safety duties and responsibilities

Learn about the types of fires, extinguishers and extinguisher standards

Understand the minimum requirements, sizes and rating of fire extinguishers

Gain awareness the types of fire extinguisher inspection

Identify the pass/fail criteria for a visual inspection of a fire extinguisher

This training course is assured by:

Fire Extinguisher Inspection

£150.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 10 £150.00
11 - 20 £125.00
21 - 50 £115.00

About Fire Extinguisher Inspection

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the responsible person has a legal duty to ensure fire safety equipment ‘are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair’.

While the law doesn’t explicitly require extinguisher inspections, it is implied. The standard BS 5306-3 provides guidance on the different types of inspections. Adherence to the standard is not a legal requirement, but doing so demonstrates compliance.

The standard states that extinguisher should be subject to inspections and servicing. Visual inspection should be carried out on a monthly basis to ensure that they are in place and in suitable condition, so that they can do their job in the event of a fire.

This online training course is designed for responsible persons, or those tasked with conducting fire extinguisher visual inspections, with the knowledge they require to suitably undertake them.

Why Is Fire Extinguisher Inspection Training Important?

Fire extinguishers are critical in any fire prevention plan. They can prevent the loss of property and life, as well as prevent fires entirely. However, they cannot function if they are not in place and in adequate condition.

As such, those that are responsible for any premises are legally responsible to ensure that all fire prevention measures are able to do their job, as they were meant to. Fire extinguishers inspections need to be carried out regularly. Businesses can face heavy fines if inspection dates are missed. Ignoring this responsibility can not only lead to fines but also endanger other equipment and human lives as well.

Course Outline

Four Modules

Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

This course contains the following modules:

  • Duties & Responsibilities
  • Standards
  • Types of Fire
  • Types of Extinguisher
  • Fire Extinguisher Requirements
  • Understanding Servicing & Inspection
  • Minimum Requirements
  • Sizes & Ratings
  • Anatomy
  • Siting & Visibility
  • Signage
  • Extinguisher Markings
  • Evidence of Use
  • Body Shell
  • Pressure
  • Minimum Requirement
  • Siting & Accessibility
  • Signage
  • Extinguisher Markings
  • Evidence of Use, Exterior Condition & Pressure
  • Examples of Common Extinguisher Faults
  • Post-Inspection Actions
  • Minimum Requirement
  • Siting, Accessibility & Signage
  • Extinguisher Markings
  • Evidence of Use, Exterior Condition & Pressure

Why Choose Fire Extinguisher Inspection Course with Human Focus?

The fire extinguisher inspection course teaches users how to properly inspect a fire extinguisher. It provides greater awareness on why inspection is necessary and how to perform it.

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Improve worker safety

Helps ensure those conducting inspections are suitably competent

Demonstrates compliance with fire safety regulations

Fire Extinguisher Inspection e-Checklist

This online course comes with a free e-Checklist to facilitate a fire extinguisher inspection. The digital checklist systematically works through the pass/fail criteria that should be applied to an extinguisher during an inspection.

E-checklists can be accessed via any device. They are automatically recorded. Repeat inspections can be accessed via QR codes affixed to extinguishers.

Note – This offer is for one fire extinguisher inspection licence per trainee who completes this course. This e-Checklist licence is for their use and cannot be transferred or shared by other users.

Terms and conditions apply – access to this e-Checklist is for 12 months from purchase.

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Fire Extinguisher Inspection Certification

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End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The downloadable printable certificate assured by RoSPA will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The fire extinguisher inspection training certificate includes Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fire extinguisher inspection is a systematic assessment carried out to ensure that fire extinguishers are in proper working condition, ready for use in the event of a fire emergency. The inspection involves examining various aspects of the fire extinguisher to verify its functionality and compliance and relevant regulations and standards. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that fire extinguishers be maintained in a working order and undergo regular inspections. The British Standards Institution’s BS 5306-3:2009 outlines the specifications for the maintenance and testing of portable fire extinguishers.

To conduct a fire extinguisher inspection, follow a fire extinguisher inspection checklist. Check for visible damage, ensure the pressure gauge is within the recommended range, confirm the safety pin is intact, and verify the inspection tag is current. Additionally, examine the nozzle and hose for obstructions. Regular inspections help ensure fire extinguishers are functional and ready for use in case of emergencies.

Fire extinguishers should be inspected at regular intervals as per the fire extinguisher inspection requirement. The frequency of these intervals depends on the type of check being conducted. These include:

  • Monthly visual inspections: Basic checks to ensure that extinguishers are where they are supposed to be and in suitable condition.
  • Annual Inspection: Annual professional inspections should be conducted each year which include a detailed assessment of the extinguishers components and function.
  • Extended Service: Extended servicing is required for various types of extinguishers. This may include discharging the content, checking internal parts of refilling. These are required every 5-10 years.

Attending a fire extinguisher inspection course provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to inspect and maintain fire extinguishers, promoting safety and compliance in various settings. Users completing this course will be reward with:

  • Knowledge and skills
  • Enhanced safety
  • Cost savings
  • Compliance assurance
  • Reduced liability
  • Confidence and preparedness
  • Professional development

This online fire inspection course in based on four modules:

Overview – covering the legal duties of inspection and extinguisher basics

Compliance Standards – covering specification requirements of extinguishers

Inspection Criteria – covering the various components and requirements

Inspection Walkthrough – which takes you step by step through an inspection

The fire extinguisher inspection course is an hour and a half long. The course can be completed in one sitting or broken up over smaller intervals, whichever best suits the user. Completion times will vary depending on the user’s connection speed and the time required to complete assessments.

You can contact our sales team to arrange a free demo to see the Human Focus system in action and get an introduction to the training programme.

The fire extinguisher inspection course is beneficial for individuals who have responsibilities related to fire safety and maintenance, including:

  • Fire safety professionals
  • Facility and building managers
  • Safety officers and coordinators
  • Security personnel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Health and safety professionals

The fire extinguisher inspection training course is priced at £150 plus VAT. Discounts are available for bulk purchases. Speak to our pleasant sales staff to learn more.