FireFighter Update Course
Compulsory refresher course for Fire Fighters with theoretical and practical training of 2 or 5 or 8 hours for Fire Service Operators in low, medium or high fire risk work activities.
OBLIGATION TO UPDATE
Three years from the date of obtaining the first Certificate.
REFERENCES OF LAW
D.Lgs. 81/08 and subsequent amendments; D.M. 10 March 1998, Legislative Decree 81/08
WHO IS INTENDED FOR THE COURSE
It is the employer’s obligation to provide workers with adequate information and training on the basic principles of fire prevention and on the actions to be taken in the presence of a fire. The Course is reserved for Workers and Employers who intend to obtain the certificate of Fire Service Officer and who are engaged in work activities with a Low or Medium or High Fire Risk. The degree of risk of the work activity and the minimum required number of Fire Service Employees are indicated in the company Risk Assessment Document (DVR).
For convenience, the classification included in the Ministerial Decree of 10 March 1998 is shown below:
WORKPLACES WITH LOW FIRE RISK
Low fire risk is defined as workplaces or part of them, where substances with a low flammability rate are present and local and operating conditions offer scarce possibilities for the development of fire principles. and in which, in the event of a fire, the probability of its propagation is to be considered limited.
WORKPLACES AT MEDIUM FIRE RISK
The workplaces or part of them, in which flammable substances are present and / or local and / or operating conditions that can favor the development of fires, are meant at medium fire risk, but in which, in the event of a fire, the probability of its propagation is to be considered limited. Examples of workplaces with medium fire risk are reported in Annex IX. By way of non-exhaustive example, this category of activity includes: a) the workplaces included in the annex to the Ministerial Decree February 16, 1982 and in tables A and B annexed to the Presidential Decree n. 689 of 1959, with the exclusion of activities considered to be at high risk; b) temporary and mobile construction sites where flammable substances are held and used and naked flames are used, excluding those entirely outdoors.
WORKPLACES WITH HIGH RISK OF FIRE
The workplaces or part of them are considered to be at high risk of fire, in which: due to the presence of highly flammable substances and / or due to local and / or operating conditions, there is a considerable probability of development of fires and in the initial phase there is a high probability of spread of flames, i.e. it is not possible to classify it as a place with low or medium fire risk. For activities with a high risk of fire, the law requires that the practical examination must be carried out at the relevant territorial fire brigade: in this case we will take care of your registration procedure.
By way of non-exhaustive example, a list of activities to be considered at high fire risk is provided: a) industries and warehouses as per articles 4 and 6 of Presidential Decree no. 175/1988, and subsequent amendments and additions; b) factories and explosives depots; c) thermoelectric power plants; d) plants for the extraction of mineral oils and combustible gases; e) nuclear plants and laboratories; f) indoor storage of combustible materials with an area greater than 20,000 sq m) commercial and exhibition activities with an area open to the public greater than 10,000 sq m; h) airports, railway and underground infrastructures; i) hotels with over 200 beds; l) hospitals, nursing homes and homes for the elderly; m) schools of all types and levels with over 1000 people present; n) offices with over 1000 employees; o) temporary or mobile underground construction sites for the construction, maintenance and repair of tunnels, caves, shafts and similar works over 50 m in length.
OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW
This course of Fire Fighting Officer intends to fulfill the training obligations for Fire Service Operators in work activities with Low or Medium or High Fire Risk. For these figures, Article 37 of Legislative Decree 81/08 refers to Annex IX of the Ministerial Decree of 10.03.1998 which provides for a training course consisting of a theoretical session and a practice session (medium / high risk), the latter variable depending on the level of fire risk of the activity. The law does not require any pre-requisites for access to courses.
COURSES IN SYNCHRONOUS STREAMING VIDEO CONFERENCE MODE
All the courses provided for by Legislative Decree 81/08 on safety and health in the workplace, are delivered remotely in synchronous streaming videoconference mode (given the temporary presence of teachers and learners, this modality is equivalent to face-to-face training), throughout the national territory, for all work sectors and for every degree of risk.
The Fire Fighting Officer Refresher Course is carried out in this way for the theoretical part only, the practical part remaining usable only in presence.
HOW TO BOOK
Accessing our courses is very simple: just send a request to our electronic mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org), specifying the telephone number.
The staff of our staff will contact the applicant, subsequently sending an economic offer about the course (or courses) of interest.
If you like and accepted, we will send a confirmation containing the instructions to follow the training course (or training courses).
HOW TO FOLLOW THE COURSE: COURSES IN SYNCHRONOUS STREAMING VIDEO CONFERENCE MODE
Once the booking procedure is completed, the learner can attend the chosen course by connecting via smartphone, tablet or PC (theoretical part), on the dates and times communicated in the e-mail containing the instructions .
Also in this there is a final test, organized with multiple choice methods: it will be considered passed when at least 80% of correct answers are achieved. The test can be repeated until it is passed. Our teaching staff will also act as tutors.
HOW TO PAY
Only after passing the final test, we will issue the invoice in electronic format to allow you to arrange the payment (exclusively by bank transfer, therefore traceable) of the amount relating to the balance of the chosen course (or courses chosen): to the successful conclusion of the operation, a training certificate will be issued which will be sent to the billing address by express courier.
All the courses we offer are held by experienced and professional trainers who meet the legal requirements and the latest provisions of the State-Regions Conference of 21.12.2011. All our trainers follow compulsory periodic refresher courses in order to guarantee to companies and workers a teaching in accordance with the contents and of high quality in the delivery methods.
COURSE PROGRAM UPDATE FOR FIRE FIGHTERS – ACTIVITIES AT LOW FIRE RISK.
– Having read the fire safety register and clarifications on portable fire extinguishers – Instructions on the use of portable fire extinguishers carried out or using audiovisual aids or through practical demonstration.
COURSE CONTENT UPDATING FIRE FIGHTER – ACTIVITIES AT MEDIUM FIRE RISK.
FIRE AND FIRE PREVENTION
– Principles of combustion
– Combustion products
– Extinguishing substances in relation to the type of fire
– Effects of fire on humans
– Prohibitions and operating restrictions
– Behavioral measures
FIRE PROTECTION AND PROCEDURES TO BE ADOPTED IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE
– Main fire protection measures
– Evacuation in case of fire
– Call for help
– Having read the fire safety register and clarifications on portable fire extinguishers
– Exercises on the use of portable fire extinguishers and how to use hoses and hydrants.
COURSE PROGRAM UPDATING FIRE FIGHTER – ACTIVITIES AT HIGH FIRE RISK
FIRE AND FIRE PREVENTION
– Principles of combustion and fire
– Extinguishing substances
– Combustion triangle
– The main causes of a fire
– Risks to people in case of fire
– Main precautions and measures to prevent fires
FIRE PROTECTION TO BE ADOPTED IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE
– The main fire protection measures
– Exit routes
– Procedures to be adopted when a fire is discovered or in the event of an alarm
– Evacuation procedures
– Relations with the Fire Brigade
– Extinguishing equipment and systems
– Alarm systems
– Safety signs
– Emergency lighting
PRACTICAL EXERCISES (preparation for the practical test at the Fire Brigade)
– Review of the fire safety register and clarifications on the most common extinguishing means
– Review and clarifications on personal protective equipment
– Exercise on the use of portable fire extinguishers and methods of use of hose reels and hydrants.