This online safety training course will teach employees about what causes a fire, what fire extinguishers do, how to use an extinguisher, and different fire suppressant materials that can be used in case of a fire emergency.
Why “Fire Extinguishers (Spanish)” Matters:
A fire extinguisher is a safety necessity in any home, office, manufacturing facility, construction site, and even in vehicles.
Workplace fires and explosions injure more than 5,000 workers each year and fatally injure more than 200 workers each year.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers provide proper exits, fire equipment, and training to prevent fire-related deaths and injuries in the workplace.
It is important to understand what causes a fire and what fire extinguishers do, learn how to use an extinguisher, and learn about different fire suppressant materials.
If you expect workers to take emergency action in the event of a workplace fire, then OSHA says you have to train each and every one of them to use extinguishers safely and effectively.
Choosing the right type of extinguisher for the fire is crucial, otherwise you could spread the fire instead of extinguish it.
- The fire tetrahedron is a great way to help remember that a fire needs oxygen, fuel, heat, and an uninhibited chain reaction to continue.
- The fire hazard classes are Class A—normal combustibles, Class B—flammable liquids, Class C—electrical, Class D—flammable metals, and Class K—kitchen.
- Learn about the different types of extinguishers that are located in your workplace and know what classes of fire they are designed to extinguish.
- Consider fight or flight based on these conditions before using an extinguisher on a fire: The alarm is pulled; the fire department has been called; the fire is small; there’s not much smoke; and the exit is clear.
- And, to use an extinguisher, remember the acronym PASS.