Fire extinguisher technicians full course – 4 days

Course description

This fire extinguisher technicians full course is ideal for anyone wishing to undertake (and become a ‘competent person’ in) the election and installation, and commissioning and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers.

Based on BS5306-3 Commissioning and Maintenance, and BS5306-8 Selection and Installation, this IFEDA course and successful completion of the BAFE recognised examination, will result in technicians who will be qualified to:

  • advise on the suitability and positioning of portable extinguishers
  • carry out the commissioning and on-going maintenance requirements

This course fulfils the training competency requirements for registration on third party certification schemes i.e. BAFE SP101, leading to demonstrable competence under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Please note, the course is a theory intensive course and the examination is a closed book examination, hence the reason the manual is sent out in advance. This is to give the candidate time for background reading. It is also highly recommended that the candidate should have worked with extinguishers before attending the course as stated in BS5306-3 (annex I) "A competent person is one who has undergone an initial programme of training which includes “on the job” experience and attendance of a training course, followed by the successful completion of an examination....."

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2024 Dates

9th - 12th January

5th - 8th March FULL

14th - 17th May FULL

9th - 12th July FULL

10th - 13th September FULL

5th - 8th November

Leigh Youth Hub : 2024 Dates ** Please note that lunches are not provided at this venue**

13th - 16th February

16th - 19th April FULL

4th - 7th June FULL

13th - 16th August FULL

8th - 11th October

10th - 13th December





2024 Dates:

19th - 22nd March FULL

18th - 21st June Closed

15th to 18th October



Cwmbran: Fike

2024 Dates:

23rd - 26th April FULL

30th July - 2nd August FULL

19th - 22nd November





Prices from £740 + vat


Fire extinguisher technicians full course Full Ext Course Syllabus etc 2021


This course has been independently certified as conforming to accepted CPD guidelines, as accredited by the Construction CPD certification scheme.

Course requirement

Please note candidates must bring a basic tool kit as itemised in the joining instructions.


"I have undertaken the 3 day fire extinguishers training course and thanks to the
instructor it was an enjoyable experience. Thanks to the instructor’s method of
teaching in a more practical manner, and explaining to us from a technician’s point
of view, he made it very easy to understand and learn. I would recommend this
course to everyone wanting to learn in a friendly and comfortable environment."
Kyle D, Fire Extinguisher Technician