Servicing & maintenance of portable fire extinguishers (4 Days)

Theoretical training and practical experience over four days for the servicing & maintenance of various types of portable extinguisher. Based on BS 5306-­3 ‘Servicing and Maintenance’, BS 5306­-8 ‘Selecting and Positioning’

  • Anyone who will be carrying out the servicing and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers
  • Anyone likely to answer technical questions regarding portable extinguishers
  • None


This course requires each delegate to bring a set of tools to participate:

  • Rubber hammer
  • 10” adjustable spanner
  • 1 x 2kg spring balance scales
  • 1 x 20-25kg spring balance scales
  • Small flat screwdriver
  • Small phillips screwdriver
  • Mole grips
  • Pliers
  • Anti Tamper Seals
  • Torch

You can get these from:

Walker Fire Ltd
T: 01772 693777

  • The theory of fire and extinguishing
  • Selection and positioning of the right fire extinguisher
  • Classes of fire
  • Definitions of a portable extinguisher
  • Fire ratings and flammable materials
  • Provision and siting of extinguishers
  • Inspection periods
  • Certification
  • Extinguishing agents
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Carrying out a service: delegates will be expected to complete an inspection and service a range of extinguishers
  • The ability to service and maintain portable fire extinguishers
  • Delegates will be qualified to provide advice on the suitability and the positioning of portable extinguishers
  • Course manuals to take away and refer to
  • Delegates with a 75% or above pass rate will be issued with a BAFE certificate, which can be used as evidence for Third Party Certification

Delegates should attend a refresher course every three years to maintain current knowledge and certification

  • FIA members – £635 +VAT
  • Non­-members – £710 +VAT