Fire Extinguisher Recharging and Maintenance

Duration: 4 day(s)


This four-day course will provide you with BAFE approved fire extinguisher knowledge and understanding. It is a legal requirement that most fire extinguishers are serviced correctly and regularly by a competent technician, to remain effective in the event of a fire.  The course offers an efficient and cost-effective solution for organisations which operate on one or more sites to undertake their own servicing and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers.
Benefit from smaller class sizes to ensure you get the most from our expert trainers and become one of more than 93% of delegates who pass our programme. 
Learning outcomes
  • Knowledge of the correct servicing regime to be adopted for specific types of portable fire extinguisher.
  • The skills necessary to sit the theory and practical exam of servicing portable fire extinguishers in accordance with the requirements of BS 5306 Parts 3 and 8 (invigilated by BAFE), an integral element of the BAFE SP101 Competency of Portable Fire Extinguisher Organisations and Technicians Scheme.
What will I need?
A basic tool kit will be required for the course, this should consist of at least the following: 
  • adjustible spanner 
  • digital scales OR variety of spring balances
  • inspection torch
  • gouge needle tester OR gauge inspection kit 

When carrying out the role of extinguisher technician, additional tools will be required – these will be discussed during the course.

  • The Theory and practice of servicing portable fire extinguishers in accordance with the requirements of BS 5306 Parts 3 and 8 certificate (issued by BAFE) valid for 3 years
  • This course has been awarded 19.5 IFE CPD hours 
  • Level 3 CFPA Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers

Course code: C11

Price: £690+VAT, FPA members receive a 10% discount 

In-company price: £5900 +VAT, FPA members receive a 10% discount

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Fire Extinguisher Recharging and Maintenance
  • Maintenance and facilities staff
  • Fire safety consultants
  • Fire safety technicians
  • Sellers and estimators
  • Premises managers
  • Those looking to gain the extinguisher technicians qualification

After 3 years a refresher course should be undertaken to keep knowledge up to date

The course content includes:
  • types of fire and smoke spread
  • methods of fire extinguishment
  • extinguisher construction
  • recharging procedures
  • disposal of medium
  • preparing a report to the responsible person
  • provision and siting
  • gas cartridges
  • inspection and servicing
  • extinguishing agents

Course details

Date Location Available
20200921 21/09/2020 - 24/09/2020 Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos 5 £ 690.00
20201109 09/11/2020 - 12/11/2020 Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos 8 £ 690.00

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