Why Should My Employees Learn to Operate a Fire Extinguisher?

Fire Extinguisher Training should be taken seriously across Pittsburgh businesses and organizations

Obviously it’s in our DNA to preach the importance of fire safety. At ABC Fire Extinguisher Company, we put protecting our Pittsburgh community at the forefront of everything we do. Since fire safety and protection is our motive, we offer the necessary fire extinguisher training to keep your employees safe.

As a business owner in the Greater Pittsburgh area, are you aware that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), prohibits employees from using a fire extinguisher without proper training? It is a requirement to train your employees to know when to use the fire extinguisher and how to operate it in case of a fire.

Under code 1910.157(g)(1), OSHA states that “Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire-fighting.” The standard goes on to explain in paragraph (g)(2) that the “education” required in paragraph (g)(1) “must be provided to employees upon initial employment and at least annually thereafter.”

Your business is invited to hire a fire extinguisher training company such as ABC Fire to train employees when they are hired as well as annually to meet OSHA requirements. It’s also necessary to identify who is qualified to use the fire extinguisher, so that there is no confusion during an emergency.

The fire safety experts at ABC Fire Extinguisher Company offer fire extinguisher training in the following counties: Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Washington, Westmoreland, Lawrence, Fayette, and Armstrong.

What does Fire Extinguisher Training entail?

During your business’s fire extinguisher training, ABC Fire will uncover various topics that are extremely important in fire prevention and fire safety. You will understand key risk factors that cause fires – such as electrical situations or even so much as leaving the office kitchen stove on.

You will also learn the classes of fires and fire extinguishers. It is absolutely necessary to identify fire classification as it draws the distinction of what caused the fire and how to handle putting it out.

The five classes of fire are:

  • Ordinary materials such as wood, paper and cloth
  • Flammable liquids such as gasoline and alcohol
  • Electrical equipment
  • Combustible metals such as magnesium and titanium
  • Vegetable or animal oils

Your fire extinguisher training with ABC Fire Extinguisher Company includes using our BullsEye System, a revolutionary digital extinguisher training Simulator. ABC instructors combine safety and fun. You will also go over an evacuation plan and other proper protocol in the event a fire takes place at your business.

Meet your OSHA requirements for fire extinguisher training with ABC Fire Extinguisher Company

If you’re ready for your fire extinguisher training, please contact ABC Fire Extinguisher Company. Because fire safety has been our life for close to 60 years, we know we can offer your business the training and knowledge that is unmatched by anyone else in the area. Fill out our contact form online or call (412) 821-9345 to schedule your fire extinguisher training.