Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher

About this course

The aim of this course is to equip staff with the information required to extinguish a fire in the workplace. This course is presented by the Operational Fire Officer Mr. Declan O'Shea (Fire Safety Tel: 086-1753690), under the direction of the Buildings & Estates Office. This course should be undertaken every 5 years.

Please follow the link below to Building & Estates website with details of the courses provided and contact details. 

The Operational Fire Officer role is contracted under the budgetary and operational direction of B&E (via General Services Officer) e.g. fire drills, PEEP plans, Fire extinguisher training and fire marshal training, fire extinguisher provision and servicing.

Course Content

  • The principles of fire prevention
  • The types of fire extingiushers
  • The correct use of the types of fire extingiusher's
  • Staff will be provided with training for the correct usage of equipment under supervision in a controlled live fire demonstration.

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe use of different types of fire extinguisher.
  • Understand which fire extinguisher type to be used on a particular fire.
  • Be familiar of the location of fire extinguishers within their department.


Health & Safety Office

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5 Carrigside, College Road, Cork