How to use a fire extinguisher

The above video shows how to use a fire extinguisher whilst remembering the acronym PASS

Pull the safety pin

Aim the extinguishers at the base of the fire

Squeeze the trigger to start the flow of extinguisher

Sweep the extinguisher across the base of the fire

If you would like formal training on the use of fire extinguishers, please contact us and we can arrange training in the use of Fire Extinguishers at your premises for classes up to 12 persons at a time.

Training at your premises and will last approximately two hours, it can be arranged at a time and date of your choice for a maximum of 12 students.



Our fire extinguisher practical training is designed in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and is ideal for those with no prior fire safety experience. This course will allow students to practice using fire extinguishers under controlled conditions so that they are able to use them safely and efficiently when required in the workplace. Because of the practical aspect of the course, the training must take place in an outdoor environment.

Outline of Programme

  • Introduction to fire extinguishers.
  • Routine fire extinguisher safety checks.
  • Using the fire extinguishers (practical).
  • Practical test.


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