Extinguisher Technician Course - BAFE Invigilated

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3 days with BS5306 exam BAFE invigilated on day 4

Level BAFE Theory and Practice in Servicing Portable Fire Extinguishers Certificate
Trainer Alan Palmer - PTLLS Level 4 qualified (AET Level 3 equivalent)

Who Should Attend?

This course is for anyone involved with maintaining fire extinguishers to become a ‘competent person’ in accordance with the recommendations in BS5306-3:2017.

This course is appropriate for:

    • Technicians working in the Fire Trade who will be servicing portable fire extinguishers
    • Security Staff providing fire and security cover on large sites
    • Engineers that provide bulidings and plant maintenance
    • Fire Alarm / System Engineers looking to increase their skills base
    • Facility Management multi-disciplinary engineers

Course Programme

This intensive three-day programme introduces the student to the requirements of BS5306-3:2017, BS5306-8:2012 and BS5306-9:2015 in a structured manner, covering how to commission, install and maintain any portable fire extinguisher manufactured to BS EN3.

The course covers:

    • Fire extinguishing methods
    • Classes of Fire, combustion and heat transmission
    • Fire legislation, regulations and appropriate British / European standards
    • Type, construction and safe operation of fire extinguishers
    • New products
    • Servicing procedures - Commissioning, Basic, Extended and Overhaul
    • Selection, provision and siting of extinguishers
    • Practical servicing experience

All our courses are run by Alan Palmer in an open and friendly manner. Students are encouraged to get actively involved, ask questions, discuss issues/topics and share their experiences.

The student receives a comprehensive technician's manual and will be given revision papers during the course to ready them for the BS5306-3 exam invigilated by BAFE.

Time will be given outside of the classroom if any student needs additional learning support.

BAFE Invigilation

Independent invigilation is carried out on day 4 by BAFE and consists of:

    • A 90 minute multiple choice closed book written paper.
    • A one-to-one practical invigilation lasting no more than 30 minutes.

Arrangements can sometimes be made for dyslexic students if we are advised at the time of booking, but this may incur additional cost.

Course Details

Course Start Date 26th February 2024
Course End Date 29th February 2024
Individual Price £695.00 + VAT per person (excluding accommodation)

Day 1 (Monday) Arrive: 8.45am for 9am start.
Day 2 (Tuesday) Arrive: 8.45am for 9am start.
Day 3 (Wednesday) Arrive: 8.45am for 9am start.
Day 4 (Thursday) - Exam Day Arrive: 8.15am for 8.30am start.

Tools and Equipment

All delegates should where practicable bring the following:

  • Pen, paper and a highlighter(s)
  • Basic calculator
  • Adjustable spanner
  • Gauge tester(s) (if you have them)
  • Calibratable scales 0-20kg (if you have them)
  • Photographic identification, e.g. Driver’s licence or passport

Note: Tools can be made available to borrow during the course and practical exam on request.

Delegate Course Notes Delegate Notes
Location Glasgow Holiday Inn
Attachments Candidate Procedures Jan 23.pdf
Course Delegate Notes Terms and Conditions Jan 2023.pdf
Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale Issue 3 August 2020.pdf

Venue Information - Glasgow Holiday Inn

Free of charge car park BUT PLEASE NOTE cars still get a ticket as they enter the car park, please get the hotel to validate this. Upon leaving there is a recognition point at the exit barrier which will recognise and validate your car.

Sorry, this course is now full and we can't accept more registrations.