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Portable Fire Extinguishers – Canada


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Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
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Overview/Description
This course is designed to protect employees and help prevent serious property loss from workplace fires. It identifies the various classes of fires, types of portable fire extinguishers, and actions to take in the event of a fire. It describes when and how to use portable fire extinguishers to put out small fires. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements and best practice guidelines. Learner objectives for this course are to discuss the regulatory and best practice background for portable fire extinguishers, classify types of fires, identify types of portable fire extinguishers and fire extinguishing agents, and describe the proper location and use of portable fire extinguishers. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.

Target Audience
Employees responsible for using portable fire extinguishers in the event of a fire

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Portable Fire Extinguishers – Canada

  • cite employer responsibilities for creating educational and emergency action plans
  • identify characteristics of fire extinguisher usage
  • identify types of fires
  • associate types of fire extinguishers with the types of burning materials they are used for
  • identify the symbol used for each fire class
  • identify types of portable fire extinguishers and fire extinguishing agents
  • indicate the proper location and use of portable fire extinguishers
  • identify the proper conditions under which to use a fire extinguisher to fight a fire
  • identify steps in the PASS method of using a fire extinguisher
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