Workplace fires and explosions injure or kill thousands each year. One way to limit the amount of damage is to make portable fire extinguishers and training an important part of your fire prevention program. Used correctly, fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out small fires or controlling a fire until help arrives.
To do this safely employees must understand the use and limitations of portable fire extinguishers as well as the hazards associated with fighting fires.
This online fire extinguisher training course satisfies the training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.157 Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard.
Who must take this course?
According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157(g)(1):
Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting.
It will take a MINIMUM of one and one-half hours to complete this portable fire extinguisher online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
Upon successful completion of this course each student will have immediate access to a printable Portable Fire Extinguishers training certificate and wallet card.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Portable Fire Extinguishers Training course consists of content, audio, graphics, self check questions and a final exam.
This course covers the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157 standard for portable fire extinguishers. It describes the standard, risks, placement, use, maintenance, and testing of portable fire extinguishers provided for use by employees.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157(g) An employer must:
Provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(1)]. Provide this education when employees are first hired and once a year thereafter [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(2)].
Train employees (who have been designated to use fire fighting equipment in the emergency action plan) in the use of the equipment [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(3)]. Provide this training when employees are first given this assignment and once a year thereafter [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(4)].
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