FireFighter Update Course
2 or 5 or 8 hour compulsory refresher course for fire-fighting personnel training for fire-fighting service personnel in work activities with low, medium or high fire risk.
OBLIGATION TO UPDATE
Three years starting from the date of obtaining the first Certificate.
REFERENCES OF LAW
Legislative Decree 81/08 and subsequent amendments; D.M. 10 March 1998, Legislative Decree 81/08
WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR
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 RISK OF FIRE
Workplaces or parts of them, in which substances with a low rate of flammability are present and the local and operating conditions offer little possibility of development of fire principles and in which, in case of fire , the probability of its propagation is to be considered limited.
WORKPLACES WITH MEDIUM RISK OF FIRE
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, but in which, in case of fire, the probability of propagation of the same 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 activities includes:
a) the workplaces included in the annex to the Ministerial Decree February 16, 1982 and in tables A and B annexed to the D.P.R. 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 open flames are used, excluding those entirely outdoors.
WORKPLACES WITH A HIGH RISK OF FIRE
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 are considerable probabilities of fire development and in the initial phase there is a high probability of spread of flames, i.e. classification as a place with low fire risk or medium. For activities with a high fire risk, 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
b) factories and explosives depots;
c) thermoelectric power plants;
d) plants for the extraction of mineral oils and fuel gases;
e) nuclear plants and laboratories;
f) indoor storage of combustible materials with an area greater than 20,000 square meters
g) commercial and exhibition activities with surfaces
and open to the public exceeding 10,000 square meters;
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 of more than 50 m in length.
OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS OF LAW
This Fire Fighting Officer course intends to fulfill the training obligations for Fire Fighting Service Operators in work activities at 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 (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.
The refresher course is available in the classroom at our headquarters in Guidonia Montecelio – Via Umbero Maddalena, 74. Classroom training takes place with a class consisting of a maximum of 10 participants. The dates of the classroom sessions will be communicated at the time of online booking. STESIA Engineering reserves the right to start the courses upon reaching the minimum number of participants; vice versa, an excess of requests for a single date will be managed with the criterion of precedence in order of arrival of reservations: the surpluses will be transferred to the first available date.
COURSES IN SYNCHRONOUS STREAMING VIDEO CONFERENCE MODE
All courses provided for by Legislative Decree 81/08 on safety and health in the workplace are also delivered remotely in synchronous streaming videoconference mode (given the temporary presence of teachers and learners, this mode is equivalent to training in presence), throughout the national territory, for all work sectors and for every degree of risk. The First Aid 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: simply send a request to our e-mail address: email@example.com, asking for a financial offer about the course (or courses) of interest.
We will reply with an e-mail containing the offer.
If you like and accepted, we will send a confirmation containing the instructions for following the training course (or training courses).
HOW TO FOLLOW THE COURSE: ON-SITE COURSES
Once the booking procedure has been completed, the learner can attend the chosen course at our office on the dates and times provided, by signing an attendance sheet on entry and exit. The final test is organized in a multiple choice mode and will be considered passed upon reaching at least 80% of correct answers. The test can be repeated by the student until it is passed. Our teaching staff will also act as tutors.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE COURSE: COURSES IN SYNCHRONOUS STREAMING VIDEO CONFERENCE MODE
After the booking procedure is completed, the learner can attend the chosen course by connecting via smartphone, tablet or PC (medium / high risk 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 upon reaching at least 80% of correct answers. 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 for the payment (exclusively by bank transfer, therefore traceable) of the amount relating to the balance of the chosen course (or of the chosen courses): for the successful completion of the operation, a training certificate will be issued and 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
PRACTICAL EXERCISES (2 hours)
– Having read the fire safety register and clarification on portable fire extinguishers
– Instructions on the use of portable fire extinguishers carried out or using audiovisual aids or through practical demonstration.
COURSE PROGRAM UPDATING FIRE FIGHTER – ACTIVITIES AT MEDIUM FIRE RISK
FIRE AND FIRE PREVENTION (1 hour)
– Principles of combustion
– Combustion products
– Extinguishing substances in relation to the type of fire
– Effects of the fire on humans
– Prohibitions and operating restrictions
– Behavioral measures
FIRE PROTECTION AND PROCEDURES TO BE ADOPTED IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE (1 hour)
– Main fire protection measures
– Evacuation in case of fire
– Call for help
PRACTICAL EXERCISES (3 hours)
– Having read the fire safety register and clarification 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 (2 hours)
– Principles on combustion and fire
– Extinguishing substances
– Triangle of combustion
– 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 (3 hours)
– The main fire protection measures
– Exit routes
– Procedures to be taken when a fire is discovered or in the event of an alarm
– Procedures for evacuation
– Relations with the Fire Brigade
– Extinguishing equipment and systems
– Alarm systems
– Safety signs
– Emergency lighting
PRACTICAL EXERCISES (3 hours): preparation for the practical test at the Fire Brigade
– Having read the fire safety register and clarification on the most common extinguishing methods
– Review and clarifications on personal protective equipment
– Exercise on the use of portable fire extinguishers and how to use hoses and hydrants