Fire Watch Authorized
A fire watch plays an essential role in fire prevention during hot work (welding, cutting, grinding, spark producing) activities both in general industry and shipyard work. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers tasked with fire watch duties be trained. This training course provides an introduction to fire watches, fire watch duties and responsibilities, the fire triangle, classes of fires, best types of extinguishers to use for the common classes of fire, and how to use handheld fire extinguishers. This is suitable annual training when used in conjunction with hands-on training and site-specific familiarization. The first part of this course is the Portable Fire Extinguisher Use module
Module length: approximately 25 minutes
People completing this training module should:
- Know what a Fire Watch is and when one is needed.
- Know Fire Watch duties and responsibilities.
- Understand the fire triangle.
- Know the classes of types of fires and types of fire extinguishers to use on each.
- Understand P.A.S.S. and how to apply it when using a fire extinguisher.
- Understand when it is safe or not to try to extinguish a fire and when to sound the alarm.
- Successfully complete the Knowledge Checks.