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Fire Extinguisher Essentials

Be prepared for the worst: how and when to operate fire extinguishers. Ideal for anyone looking to understand and differentiate between types of extinguishers Written and created by 
The Nationwide Caterers Association


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This course has been created, inspected and accredited by experts. If you want to show event organisers and EHOs how much you care about public safety, this is the course for you. Learn how to use an extinguisher and what to do if you're ever faced with a small fire.

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Course Details

Who's this course for?

Anyone looking to understand the essentials of fire extinguisher use and to differentiate between types of extinguisher.

Aim of the course

To develop knowledge of how to operate a fire extinguisher, and the suitability of particular extinguishers for different scenarios.

Topics Covered

Causes of catering fires, portable extinguishers, installation and training, fire types, when not to tackle a fire and more.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of tackling a small fire in a catering environment.

Assessment Criteria

20 multiple choice questions on a 20 minute timer. The pass mark is15/20 (75%). Remember, there's no limit on re-takes.

Course Delivery Method

The course is delivered online via our custom built training system. An internet connection is required for all NCASS Training courses.


Upon completion of the Fire Extinguisher training you'll receive a personalised A4 certificate - laminated to with stand catering environments and

dispatched on the next working day. Certificates contain a security hologram and your unique certificate number.

It's valid for 3 years and shows enforcement officers and members of the public that you've gone the extra mile to get a qualification that really means something. 

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* The only cost for NCASS members is a certificate fee of £12.50-£15.

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