Basic Fire Fighting

Course Content

The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of manufacturing and engineering. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications. Qualifying learners can select and use the appropriate fire fighting equipment to extinguish or control fires in the workplace.

Course Outcome

Specific Outcome 1:

  • Discuss and explain procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace
  • An understanding of procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace is demonstrated
  • Fires are contained and/or extinguished
  • The fire and/or the site are handed over to the appropriate personnel
  • Reports on status of fire and equipment are completed

Specific Outcome 2:

  • Identify the type of fire, its context and select the appropriate fire fighting procedure
  • An understanding of procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace is demonstrated
  • Fires are contained and/or extinguished
  • The fire and/or the site are handed over to the appropriate personnel
  • Reports on status of fire and equipment are completed
  • Protective clothing or equipment is identified for the various tapes of hazards encountered in confined spaces

Specific Outcome 3:

  • Identify, select and check appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment
  • An understanding of procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace is demonstrated
  • Fires are contained and/or extinguished
  • The fire and/or the site are handed over to the appropriate personnel
  • Reports on status of fire and equipment are completed

Specific Outcome 4:

  • Fight containable/extinguishable fires
  • An understanding of procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace is demonstrated
  • Fires are contained and/or extinguished
  • The fire and/or the site are handed over to the appropriate personnel
  • Reports on status of fire and equipment are completed

Course Duration

1 Day


What will it cost

R 575