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....."

(Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri unless marked*)

Course No.

2024 Dates


FE238.19-12th JanuaryAndover, Hampshire
FE239.113-16th FebruaryLeigh, Cheshire
FE240.15-8th MarchAndover, Hampshire
FE240.219-22nd MarchGrantham, Lincs
FE241.116-18th + 26th AprilLeigh, Cheshire
FE241.223-25th April + 3rd MayCwmbran, South Wales
FE242.114-17th MayAndover, Hampshire
FE243.14-7th JuneLeigh, Cheshire
FE243.218-21st JuneGrantham, Lincs
FE244.19-12th JulyAndover, Hampshire
FE244.230-31st July + 1-2nd AugustCwmbran, South Wales
FE245.113-16th AugustLeigh, Cheshire
FE246.110-13th SeptemberAndover, Hampshire
FE247.18-11th OctoberLeigh, Cheshire
FE247.215-18th OctoberGrantham, Lincs
FE248.15-8th NovemberAndover, Hampshire
FE248.219-22nd NovemberCwmbran, South Wales
FE249.110-13 DecemberLeigh, Cheshire

*Extinguisher full courses can be run at other premises subject to minimum numbers.


Prices from £690 + 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