Fire Safety Unit

Fire extinguisher training

This is an external course supplied by Core Fire Protection please email with booking requests.

Course outline

This is an external course supplied by Core Fire Protection the maximum number of participants is 15.

The course covers: 

  • Fire Triangle
  • Action on hearing a fire alarm
  • Action on discovering a fire
  • Causes of Fire in commercial premises- brief overview of action taken to mitigate these causes
  • Different types of extinguishers and fire classifications
  • Use of portable fire equipment:
  • -when to use/when not to use
  • -using a fire extinguisher (electronic simulator) and a fire blanket

The course lasts 1 hour. Please arrive promptly for the start time.

Booking onto the course

University personnel should apply for this course by contacting the Fire Safety Unit.

Please provide your name, department, address, telephone number and email address.

Fire Safety Unit

  • Health and Safety Department
  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



2nd Floor
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

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