Skills Programme: Fire Fighting & Implementing Emergency Action Plans U/S 120331 & 120329

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Purpose of the course:
The learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of working place fires, their probable causes, how to prevent them, how they are detected, and how to apply emergency fire fighting procedures.   To describe the specified requirements pertaining to responding to emergencies according to action plan procedures in a workplace, Implement and manage emergency action plan procedures.   

SAQA unit standard aligned:  
Unit standard 120331 Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to fires in working places at NQF level 3 worth 3 credits.
 
Unit standard 120329 Respond to, implement, and manage emergencies according to an emergency action plan in a workplace NQF level 3 worth 2 credits.  
Course structure:
Basic knowledge pertaining to fires Elements; gases and combustion
Changes in air temperature and gas concentration Escape strategy
Signs and safety equipment
Causes and prevention of fires at the workplace
Common causes; precautions
Classification of fire risks
Fire detection methods
Functions of fire detection methods or systems Instruments to be used for fire detection
The role of physical senses
Fire preparedness Importance of fire fighting, escape, and rescue procedures
Up-to-date fire and rescue plan
Fire extinguishing equipment
Inspection and maintenance of fire fighting equipment; 
Emergency control room
Arrangements, equipment, and procedures in an emergency control room
Requirements pertaining to responding to emergencies according to an emergency action plan in a workplace.
Implement and manage emergency action plan procedures.
Respond to emergencies according to action plan procedures.  
Practical on how to use fire extinguishers.
The client must supply the extinguishers and refill them afterward.
The alternative is for Affsaf to use empty extinguishers for practice in class.
Target group:  
All persons are required to assist in the case of an emergency.
Appointed Fire Marshalls at the workplace  

Certificates:
Attendance and competent certificates will be issued in electronic format only (PDF).