Designated Employee Fire Extinguisher Training Program

Man with fire extinguisher

Description

Hours: 2 | Prerequisites: None | Students: 15–30 | Host requirements: none

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers who provide portable fire extinguishers for employees in the workplace shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting. This class is a lecture/practical format to address OSHA 1910.157 requirements. Participants will learn: fire behavior, classification of fire and fire extinguishers, extinguishing agents, firefighter safety, and methods of fire extinguisher use. Practical evolutions include live or simulated fire fighting with portable fire extinguishers.


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