Fire Safety: The Basics

Discover what workplace fire hazards are and the safe use of fire extinguishers.

A fire alarm pull station and a fire extinguisher.

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Workplace fire hazards exist and need to be addressed. This course is designed for everyone who needs to know the basics of fire safety in the workplace.

Participants will gain knowledge of fire safety basics, including the causes of workplace fires, prevention practices and guidelines for evacuation. This interactive e-Course provides guidance for the correct use of fire extinguishers for different classes of fires. Includes tips on first-aid procedures for common fire-related injuries.

The course includes case studies with discussion summaries and other examples to illustrate the concepts as well practical tools such as sample forms and checklists. Quizzes throughout the course and an exam help to measure and encourage learning.

Topics include:

  • Causes of Fires
  • Fire Prevention Practices
  • Evacuation Plan
  • Combating Fires
  • Fire Related Injuries

Upon completion of the course you will know how to:

  • Recognize fire hazards and various classes of fire extinguishers
  • Know how to use the correct fire extinguisher for different classes of fire
  • Understand the evacuation procedures and evacuate your work area in case of fire
  • Control fire hazards and follow fire prevention practices

Average time to complete this course is approximately 60 minutes.

Target Audience

  • Supervisors
  • Facilities staff
  • Fire safety team members
  • Facilities managers
  • Health and safety committee members
  • Workers who need basic fire safety awareness



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course.

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