Oilfield Training Center

Course Details

Basic Fire Fighting Awareness





The aim of this basic training course in fire awareness is to gain the skills and knowledge to identify, recognise, confine, contain and extinguish a fire.


On completion of the course, the delegates will:

  • Know the procedures to be followed in the event of fire.
  • Know how to call the fire service and liaise on site.
  • Identify which elements need to exist for fire to occur.
  • Know the three basic principles of fire extinction.
  • Identify the four classes of fire.
  • Know the principles and practice of fire risk assessment.
  • Know Basic fire and arson prevention.
  • Personal protection.
  • Know which measures are designed to prevent smoke travel and fire spread in a building.
  • Know the need for fire safety and how to implement measures to protect yourselves, colleagues and clients.
  • Know the use of correct fire equipment.
  • Know evacuation procedures and the control of personnel

Course Competency Assessment


  • General Fire Precautions to be observed in all workplaces
  • Truth about fires
  • Causes of fire and ignition sources
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Fire prevention measures
  • Fire extinguisher use and maintenance
  • Emergency / evacuation procedures
  • Proper use of Fire Fighting equipment
  • Knowledge of the organizations fire procedures
  • Action to be taken on hearing a fire alarm
  • Location of Assembly points
  • Special arrangements for staff with disabilities and visitors


Course Format

  • By practical and theoretical examples
  • PowerPoint presentation, video/DVD clips
  • Discussion/Class exercises
  • Hand-outs


Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.

Equipment Required


Designed For

This course is designed for personnel who require ‘initial’ and/or ‘refresher’ training in fire-fighting and evacuation techniques.