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Fire Extinguisher Essentials


Prepare yourself and your staff to face or flee fires safely: how and when to operate fire extinguishers

The NCASS Fire Extinguisher training course will equip trainees with the knowledge of which fire safety equipment to use, should a fire break out in a catering environment.

This fire safety training is essential for members of staff working in food businesses and could help save lives. Fires can come in many shapes and forms which makes it imperative that you and your staff know how to act, whatever the situation. Learning the difference between the various fire extinguishers will not only help to enhance your career prospects, but will also give the basic knowledge and skills needed to save lives.

The NCASS Fire Extinguisher Essentials course provides trainees with expert industry resources, to help you keep your catering business, your staff and your customers safe.

Written by experts, audited by and accredited by City & Guilds, this training course and  certificate is recognised by all environmental health officer. With these courses, you’ll show EHOs and event organisers how much you care about your staff and the public’s safety.

From our Principles of Health and Safety within the workplace course to our various Food Hygiene courses, you’ll find everything you need to set your business up for safety and success here. Make sure your staff gain NCASS Training certificates and you’ll make your catering company a safer place.

The most highly accredited Fire Extinguisher training course available at a glance:

  • Exceeds all UK and EU requirements
  • Mobile device compatible
  • No time limits: pause and continue whenever
  • Audio narration throughout the course
  • Course and test are both online
  • Laminated A4 certificate included
  • Approximate duration: 2 – 4 hours


This course has been created, inspected & 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 a fire extinguisher and what to do if you’re ever faced with a small fire.

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Course Details

who-is-this-forWho’s this course for?
Anyone looking to understand the essentials of fire extinguisher use and to differentiate between types of extinguisher.

topics-coveredTopics covered
Causes of catering fires, portable extinguishers, installation and training, fire types, when not to tackle a fire and much more…

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

assessment-criteriaAssessment criteria
20 multiple choice questions on a 20 minute timer. The pass mark is 15/20 (75%). Remember, there’s no limit on re-takes.

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

courses-delivery-methodCourse delivery method
The course is delivered online via our custom-built training system which lets you pause and resume training at your own pace.

certificateYour fire extinguisher essentials certificate
Upon completion of Fire Extinguisher Essentials training you’ll receive a personalised and laminated A4 certificate.

These will help you remember the course content. There are too many pages to print so you’re best sticking to the online notes.


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