Fire Safety Training in Blacktown Includes How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

SafeGuard Compliance Solutions helps your employees practice emergency response procedures including fire safety training in Blacktown. We teach your employees how to properly use fire extinguishers because you don’t want an employee reading the instructions on the side of the tank during an emergency. Our corporate fire safety training engrains the procedures to avoid wasting time.

Even though many types of extinguishers exist, most work in the same way. Each one contains only a few seconds of extinguishing power so employees must be efficient. The acronym PASS quickly reminds employees of the steps to effectively use a fire extinguisher.

  • “P” stands for pull (the pin) which disables the squeeze handle when it’s in place. The first step is to pull the pin out so the handle can be squeezed.
  • “A” is for aim at the base of the flames. The fuel for the fire sits at the base, and that is what must be smothered.
  • “S” prompts you to squeeze the handle until the extinguishing material is released onto the fuel.
  • “S” stands for the sweeping motion made as the retardant is expelled. You should make sweeping from side to side aiming at the base of the fire, and you can move closer as the flames start to die down.

Our knowledgeable and experienced staff teach prevention techniques as well as emergency procedures. Contact SafeGuard Compliance Solutions for a free compliance evaluation or to set up onsite training for your business.