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OHS~05 - Basic Fire Safety

Duration: ± 4 hours | Course Code: OHS~05 | Cost From: R 250 ($15) per person

The course is designed to improve awareness of fires that may break out in the office or home, and give the learners an indication of what to do in these circumstances. The course is not designed to make a person a professional fire fighter, but is to give sufficient knowledge to enable fires to be extinguished using hand extinguishers and thus preventing them spreading and getting out of control.

Fire causes millions of dollars worth of damage, and considerable loss of life every year. A lot of this can be prevented by common sense, understanding of the components and mechanics of fire, and having sufficient knowledge to attempt to extinguish a fire while it is still small and manageable.

The course consists of 3 Videos, Course Notes and Quiz.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued on successful completion of the course.

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  • To create a basic awareness of the way fires start in the workplace and home
  • To ensure personnel are able to put out a small fire correctly and under different circumstances
  • To create an awareness of what to do in the event of a small fire occurring
  • To be aware of safety measure that can be taken to prevent fires

The Objective is not to train a Fire Fighter - that should be left to the experts.

Target Audience

Essential learning for all persons, whether in an office, factory or at home.

The course material could also be used as part of a Safety Meeting or a Tool Box Talk.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, to have a good knowledge and understanding of:

  • How fires start at work or in the home, and how they can be prevented
  • The different Classes of Fires and the Extinguishing Agents used for fires
  • What to do when a fire breaks out in the workplace or home
  • How to extinguish a small fire

Scope & Requirements

This course should be done once initially, and followed by a refresher every 2 years.

Practice Drills would be highly advantageous, especially evacuation and muster drills.


R 250 per person
$ 15 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course.

Practical Training must only be done under proper supervision

Duration: ± 4 hours
Course Code: OHS~05

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Comet Training is a trading name for The Penny Ferry (Pty) Ltd, a limited liability company established in 1996. The Penny Ferry has been involved in hands-on training and e-learning for many years, specializing in the Marine, Environmental, Tourism, Industrial, Health and Technical markets. Through close associations with other organizations, Comet Training was established to better promote a suite of e-learning applications to the global markets.