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Routine service course goes hands-on

Posted on : Friday, 6 September 2019

Do you do routine service on fire protection systems and want to enhance your knowledge, or are you employing new staff who need job-ready skills in this area?

 

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) has launched a new hands-on training format for its Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing. The new face-to-face format has been developed in response to industry requests, and gives you or your staff an opportunity to learn practical skills from some of the best trainers in the business.

 

Why learn face-to-face?


The new Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection and Testing Training Course is set up like a traineeship, with in-person and on-the-job learning components.

 

Students will learn the skills and knowledge needed for fire protection routine service work with hands-on instruction, not needing to learn practical skills from a book like other training providers. Students will be assessed in-person by our trainers, ensuring they leave the course with job-ready skills.

 

FPA Australia's course has been developed by the industry, for the industry. The Association is a not-for-profit National Registered Training Organisation, and all course fees go back into industry development.

 

Who is the course for?


This course is for anyone currently working in the fire protection industry or an individual starting new employment with a fire protection company, who wants to develop the skills and knowledge to:

 

  • Conduct six monthly and yearly routine service in accordance with AS 1851-2012 on fire extinguishers and fire blankets;
  • Install portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets in accordance with AS 2444-2001;
  • Conduct hydrostatic testing in accordance with AS 1851-2012 on fire extinguishers;
  • Conduct six monthly and yearly routine service in accordance with AS 1851-2012 on hose reels; and
  • Conduct six monthly and yearly routine service in accordance with AS 2293 - Part 2 on emergency and exit lighting.

 

When does it run?


The course includes three two-day face-to-face training sessions held in Melbourne, and two workplace-based learning sessions. Training sessions delivered in other states are currently being planned.


Check here for upcoming sessions.