HRETDs fire fighting level 2 training course details
Fire fighting level 2
SAQA unit standard: 12484
Field: Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology
NQF level:  02 (4 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: One day
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs fire fighting level 2 training course details
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Confined space entry
Fire fighting level 1
Fire fighting level 2
First aid level 1
First aid level 2
First aid level 3
General housekeeping
Handling HAZMAT
Health and safety rep
Hot work permissions
Incident investigation
Legal liability
Lockout and isolation
OHS in depth
OHS overview
Permit to work systems
Stacking & storing
Working at heights
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools
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Included in this mutimedia training programme This unit standard is one of a series of unit standards for safety, health and environmental protection in the field of manufacturing and engineering. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications.

Qualifying learners will be able to select and use the appropriate fire fighting equipment to extinguish or control fires in the workplace.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 certificate (basic maths and English literacy) or equivalent qualification. It is highly recommended that learners are found competent in the Fire Fighting Level 1 unit standard.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of fire fighting level 2 training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Health and safety training

Each learner will receive

Fire fighting level 2 training

Occupational health and safety

Course content

The science of fire:

• Fire triangle
• Classes of fire
• Extinguishing methods

Fire prevention:

• Common causes
• Materials which are generally first ignited
• Housekeeping and other preventative measures

Preparing for fire:

• Selection of correct equipment
• Placement and fire signs
• Proper care and maintenance
• Emergency plan & procedures
• Getting out alive

Proper use of equipment:

• Extinguishers
• Hose reels
• Fire Blankets
• Practical: Fire Fighting - Extinguishers, Hose Reels & Hose and Hydrant Drills

Discuss and explain procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace

In this module, we identify fire risks in the workplace and discuss procedures for employees as well as employers.

Identify the type of fire, its context and select the appropriate fire fighting procedure

In this module, we learn to define a fire, list the components necessary for combustion to take place, describe the phases of fire development, explain fire extinguishing methods and the identify four classes of fire.

Identify, select and check appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment

We take learners through the types and uses of portable fire extinguishers and fire hoses; we also show learners how to use readily-available materials as substitutes in the absence of extinguishers or fire hoses.

Fight containable/extinguishable fires

In this module, we correctly identify and assess the nature of a fire, select and check appropriate safety and fire fighting equipment, isolate hazards, approach a fire according to procedures, monitor and respond to changes in a fire, and use appropriate retreat procedures.

Retreat from fire site and hand over to appropriate personnel

Report/Record Status of Fire and Equipment

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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Accredited by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA)

Training programme accreditation

This training programme is aligned to various SETAs in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 12484: Perform Basic Fire Fighting.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to perform basic fire fighting, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid life-long, and does not expire.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.
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