About this course

Qualifying learners can select and use the appropriate firefighting equipment to extinguish or control fires in the workplace.


1. Types of Fires

a) Definition of a fire

b) Elements of a fire

c) Classification of fire

d) Conditions of a fire

e) Common sources of heat

f) Transmission ways in which a fire spread

2. Fire Prevention

a) Goals of fire prevention

b) Fire hazards

c) Preventative measures

3. Housekeeping

a) Why is good housekeeping important?

b) General housekeeping guideline

c) Do’s and don’ts

4. Fire Fighting

a) Know the use of different types of fire extinguishers

b) How to operate a fire extinguisher

c) Fire hoses

5. Fighting Fire

a) Make the correct decision in the process of fighting a fire

b) Fighting a fire

c) Fighting the fire

d) Procedure after the fire

e) Handing over to the emergency services


g) Methods of extinguishment

Target Audience

This course is targeted at;

– HSE Representatives

– Supervisors

– Managers

– Security personnel

Course Code



SAIOSH (South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health), a professional body recognised by SAQA.

CPD Credits

Course Accredited with 5 CPD credits.

Course Duration

This eLearning course may be completed from 8hrs up to 6 weeks from registration.

Entry Requirements



Students are required to complete a questionnaire.

There are no exams for this course.

Course Cost

R660 all inclusive, once off cost.


Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a Bloem First Aid Academy Certificate.