Fire Test & Tag Course
This program provides the skills and knowledge required to conduct routine monthly, six-monthly and annual inspections and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets.
The program also covers the skills and knowledge required to inspect and test fire hose reels and replace hoses and drums. The replacement procedures apply to existing risers fitted with a control valve. Service activities are conducted in compliance with requirements of the relevant Australian Standards and National Construction Code (NCC). Inspect and test fire hose reels does not apply to any maintenance, replacement or repair functions that are restricted to licensed trades or occupations.
This program is suitable for those with basic skills and knowledge undertaking routine work tasks under the direction of more experienced workers and provides confidence in completing routine service on fire hose reels and undertaking minor repairs to ensure performance is maintained.
Units of Competency
- CPPFES2020 Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets
- CPPFES2010 Inspect and test fire hose reels
- Introduction to fire safety equipment inspection and testing
- Understanding the role and importance of fire extinguishers and fire blankets
- Relevant regulations and standards
- Types of fire extinguishers and fire blankets
- Inspection and testing procedures: visual and physical checks - six-monthly and annual inspection in accordance with Australian Standards including: water, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, wet chemical and foam
- Identifying common issues and defects
- Fire hose reels: types, components and applications
- Regulatory requirements for fire hose reels
- Preparing for inspection and testing
- Inspection and testing procedures for fire hose reels
- Hands-on practical exercises: conducting inspections and testing
- Recording and reporting
Mode of Delivery
This course will be delivered via face-to-face together with the completion of a log book covering both the theory and practical component required to inspect and test fire extinguishers and fire blankets as part of routine testing and inspections.
For group bookings we can deliver this course at your location (click “Get a Quote” to find out more).
This course is scheduled for:
2 days of face-to-face learning and assessment
Pre-Requisite and Entry Requirements
Students holding a previous certification for the unit of competency and are seeking recognition must supply their credential at the time of enrolment.
Students must have language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) to interpret and apply relevant information to commence learning in this program. An LLN assessment may be conducted upon receipt of enrolment application to ensure each student has the appropriate level of skills required to undertake this course.
CPPFES2010 Inspect and test fire hose reels
- Candidate must meet the elements and performance criteria of this unit by inspecting and testing twenty (20) fire hose reels at a minimum of five (5) different sites.
- Five (5) of these fire hose reels must be installed in a recess, cupboard or cabinet.
- A total of two (2) regulatory non-compliances associated with access, usability or coverage of the installed fire hose reels must be identified and documented.
CPPFES2020 Conduct routine inspection and testing of fire extinguishers and fire blankets
- Six-monthly routine inspections and testing on five (5) fire blankets installed across two (2) separate buildings.
- Six-monthly and yearly routine inspections and testing on ten (10) fire extinguishers involving extinguishers from each of the following types: water, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, west chemical and foam.
- Identifying and documenting a total of three (3) non-compliances.
Students who successfully complete this course and demonstrate competence will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment under the Australian Qualifications Framework. The certification will be issued by Risk Response and Rescue (RTO 90774).
- $600 per person
- For group bookings please click “Get a Quote” to find out more or Contact Us.
All course materials, handouts and personal protective equipment will be provided.
Students must wear appropriate clothing and footwear when attending face-to-face sessions.
Refer to the Participant Information Handbook for information about our policies and procedures.