Basic fire extinguisher and bushfire awareness

Knowledge and skills to use portable fire fighting equipment safely and effectively and an understanding of bushfire behaviour to promote safe working practices in remote and bush fire prone areas in accordance with the Western Power fire precaution work instruction.

Course duration

Half day

Suitable for

People who work in premises and vehicles equipped with portable fire fighting equipment and those required to work in remote and bushfire-prone areas.

Course includes

Fire Extinguisher

  • identifying fire extinguisher types (colour coding of extinguishers and Fire Fighting agents
  • operating portable fire extinguishers, fire blankets and hose reels safely and effectively
  • identifying fire hazards in the workplace and having knowledge and confidence in fire emergency response
  • improving housekeeping techniques to reduce the risk of fire and employing safe working practices.

Bushfire Awareness

  • understanding of the procedures to follow on the fire ground when working with multi-agencies at a bushfire and in accordance with Western Power fire precaution work instruction
  • information on burning and fire danger ratings (FDR) and obtaining information on fire and weather warnings
  • Western Power exemption under the Bush Fires Act
  • Understanding and completing WRAP
  • Operational restrictions during high fire danger periods
  • Vehicle and plant fire suppression equipment
  • Bushfire control and extinguishment (water bombing, being caught in a drop zone)
  • Bushfire safety and survival

Prerequisites

none

What to wear

PPE Level 1 – Enclosed Long sleeved shirt, long pants and safety shoes must be worn.
For more information about Western Power PPE requirements view the Western Power PPE Procedure

Assessments

Written and practical assessment

Certification

Certificate of Attendance

Note: This course is delivered by a third party training provider.

If there are no classes currently available, please contact PTS to request a booking.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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