Extinguisher & General Staff Courses

Fire extinguisher training London . In house and off site fire training now available.

  • 28th June 2023 (a.m. course) - good availability - Venue LSH, Horseferry Road

  • 28th June 2023 (a.m. course) - good availability - Venue LSH, Horseferry Road

  • July, August and September dates coming soon - Venue LSH, Horseferry Road

  • Off-site courses - good availability - Venue LSH, Horseferry Road

  • £60 + vat per person.  Course includes live fire extinguisher exercises

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Fire extinguisher training London course content

Fire awareness, fire law and common causes of fire

 Extinguishers and classes of fire

Types of fire extinguisher

Jet, spray and mist extinguishers

Siting, maintenance and checking

General fire extinguisher info

Safe use of fire extinguishers

Live fire extinguisher session (practical courses only)

Fire extinguisher courses London programme attendees get a training certificate and also online training notes. We can also provide a group certificate for your training records.

Open and in house course practical sessions

Do your staff need fire extinguisher training? IFSM fire extinguisher courses London are ideal for staff fire training. Courses are accredited, so staff can be sure of excellent training. The courses are based on Government guidance, British standards and also fire service advice.

The open fire extinguisher courses London sessions include fire extinguisher practical exercises. On-site courses can also include a fire extinguisher training as an extra.

Practical fire training sessions are for no more than twenty persons with about ten persons having hands on training. Staff will fight small fires using water, foam, CO2 and wet chemical extinguishers on a fire training rig. 

In house fire extinguisher training London

Next open fire extinguisher course dates: 26th April, 24th May and 28th June 2023.  Courses include live fire training.

In house fire extinguisher training London programmes can be classroom only or also with live fire training. The course can be changed for different workplaces. Staff can be sure of great training and also a fun experience.

In house fire extinguisher training London session can also include live fire extinguisher training. Any outside space must either be owned or controlled by the workplace. If this is not possible,  an area with permission can also be used. The frequently asked questions sections details outside space needs.

Fire extinguisher courses London is available in 1.5  hour format. The number of persons taking part in live fire training is limited, so attendees safety is assured. The limit is 20 persons per session.

Practical fire extinguisher training London sessions

Outside are must be:

About six car parking spaces in size

Away from combustible or flammable sources and air intakes etc

Flat hard ground and not seen by road users

On your land with no public access

Agree our on-site risk assessment

The space must not be indoors or underground car park

Not on a roof of a building

How many can carry out live fire training sessions?

The number of persons on a live fire training session should be no more than twenty persons, so  all persons stay safe. However, you can get more people to have live fire training sessions by doubling up on the number of live fire training sessions.  Either call us or email us for more details of fire extinguisher courses London.

Extreme weather conditions

In the event of poor weather conditions, we may need to:

  • Cancel the outside session or
  • Limit numbers carrying out practical training
  • Do not have live fires

This is a rare so usually do undertake all practical sessions.

If you need more info about our live fire training either call or email us. Once booked we will provide our insurance details and also can also send a practical risk assessment for your records.

Open fire extinguisher training London course venue

The open course venue is London Scottish House. The venue is just five minutes from St James's Park tube station.

Practical sessions are held at this venue. It can also be hired for off-site fire training courses.

We can carry out training in two of your sites in one day!

If you need fire extinguisher training in more than one site, why not book us for the whole day? We can provide training at one site in the morning and also another session at a nearby venue in the afternoon.

Our trainer will need a break between the two sessions, time to set and also time to travel between venues. Therefore we recommend a start no later 0900 a.m. and a second session at about 13.30 or 14.00 p.m.

Although we do offer practical fire extinguisher training in London, we may need extra time for two practical sessions. This may add a small additional fee for our trainer.

Either call us or email us for more details.

Frequently asked questions about fire extinguisher training London sessions

How do I book a tailored fire extinguisher courses London programme?

Booking a tailored course is so easy. Managers should contact by phone or email to discuss what type of extinguishers are on site. The course will be tailored by CFT trainers to the workplace and can also provide a practical session.

Either call or email for more details and also costs.

How many people can attend an in house fire extinguisher training London course?

Courses with a practical session are limited to 20 attendees. This is so the health and safety of attendees in maintained to high standards. Any number of persons can attend a theory session.

Are practical fire extinguisher sessions available? What is required?

The outside space must be:

  • About five or six car parking spaces in size and also have on-site parking for the trainers vehicle.
  • The area should not be visible by vehicles on a main road.
  • The area must not be accessible by members of the public.
  • Any outside space must be on hard standing and also flat with no trip hazards.
  • There should be no flammable or combustible sources near the space. It should should also not be near any air intakes or air conditioning units.
What options are there to train a couple of persons on fire extinguishers?

There are two options:

Persons can come an open course. These are held each month in Westminster. They include live fire training sessions, so attendees can tackle small fires.

Another option is to have an in house course and share with another workplace who wants this service. Workplace places wanting this solution must find there own "sharer".


Either call or email for more details.

What type of fire extinguishers are used on a fire extinguisher training London session?

This will depend on the type of workplace. However, the trainers usually use water, foam and also CO2 extinguishers. They will also use wet chemical extinguishers if there is a commercial kitchen in the building.

Who needs to be trained in the use of fire extinguishers?

All persons in a workplace should be trained in the use of fire extinguishers. The content of a workplace's fire emergency plan should include any firefighting equipment held on site. The contents of the fire emergency plan should be explained to all staff members.

CFT fire extinguisher training London course programmes are ideal for staff training. Since there is no limit of non practical course numbers, this can be a cost effective way of training staff.

Either call or email for more details.

How long does my fire training certificate last?

The frequency of fire training should be based on the level of risk in a workplace. For example, a high life risk premises such as a care home - fire training should be done at least annually. Lower risk workplaces may consider training every three years.

I addition to regular staff fire training, staff must all carry out fire drills. Each persons should undertake at least one per year. However, some workplaces such as care homes, theatres, hospitals etc would carry out a greater number of drills.


Either call us or email us for more advice.

What do I need to bring on my fire training course?

Comfortable shoes if taking part in a practical session. Attendees can brings pens and paper but online notes are available on request. Persons on the courses can also take photos of the presentation slides.

Do you provide online fire extinguisher training?

Online fire training is not provided. Fire training in a workplace should ideally be about the workplace and should also  follow the contents of the workplace fire emergency plan.

Can you give us advice on how many fire extinguishers we need and where to put them?

This is discussed on the courses. However, as a quick guide, managers should have at least one general purpose extinguisher for each 200 sq metres of floor space. They will also need to place extinguishers to guard other risk in the workplace.

How to book fire extinguisher training London sessions

Booking a fire extinguisher training London session with us is so easy.

For open courses, send us an email. We will send a booking email and also ask for you to agree our terms.

For in house of off site training for your staff, you should call us. Once we have agreed a date, we will send a booking email asking for info and also for you to agree our terms.

When I book a fire extinguisher training London session – What happens next?

Once you have booked your open fire extinguisher training London session, we will send an invoice. We also send joining instruction 7-14 days before the course date. Sometimes we send the joining instructions a little earlier.

If you have booked an in house fire extinguisher training course, we will send an invoice to you a few days after you have booked. Our trainer will also call you 2 or 3 days before the course date to make arrival arrangements.

We ask if you can prepare a list of attendees for our trainer, so he can take a register before the course starts. After the course has taken place you will receive your certificates by first class post.

What is included in a live fire extinguisher training London session?

Our live fire extinguisher sessions are very popular with staff. Many staff have never used a fire extinguisher before, so this course is ideal for staff to practice their firefighting skills.

We use a fire training rig and different types of extinguisher. These include, water, foam, CO2 and wet chemical fire extinguishers.

We let up to 10 persons tackle some small fires on an in house course. A further 10 persons can observe the live fire training session.

Our team do need a suitable outside space. Our article above details what we need for a live fire training session. Still not sure? Why not contact us for more details. Either call or email us for a chat. You can also send a photo of the site you want to use. We can also view the area using Google Earth to see whether your area is safe. Don’t forget, we also carry out a risk assessment of the area before any exercise to reduce any hazards or risk.

The best fire extinguisher training with a live fire training session. Book your in house fire extinguisher courses London now!

How many persons can attend a fire extinguisher training London session at our site?

If you opt for fire extinguisher training at your site, any number of persons can come on the session. However, outside we limit the number of staff on a practical session to twenty persons.

Many workplaces ask us to carry out multiple fire extinguisher sessions. We can provide up to four outside sessions a day, so can train up to eighty persons in the use of fire extinguishers. We do limit the number actually putting out fires to ten persons.

Your staff can use water, foam, CO2 and wet chemical fire extinguishers on our live fire training rig. We can manage the size of the fire so your staff can tackle a fire safely with our trainer.

Can we use our own fire extinguishers on our training session?

Yes. We can use your fire extinguishers on your in house fire training session. However, we are unable to service the extinguishers and replace them. You will need to talk to your fire extinguisher engineer. If you do not have one, we can recommend really good companies that will help service and supply fire extinguishers.

Do fire service training departments use fire fighters to carry out fire training?

We understand the appeal of having fire fighters to carry out staff fire training! We were also serving fire fighters and had many requests for in house fire training. Local fire brigades including London and Essex use external fire trainers and non uniformed fire service personnel. Our company is able to provide officers who serve as fire fighters for your training.

Do persons on the fire extinguisher course have to take part in the practical exercise?

No. If your staff are on our open courses, they will be asked if they want to take part in the practical exercise. If they do not want to fight a small fire that is fine!

Are practical sessions ever cancelled on an open course?

This happens very rarely in extreme weather conditions. Sometimes we may have to only use certain extinguishers on the course due to wind conditions etc.

If there is very heavy rain, we may postpone the practical session until later in the day.

Do you supply fire extinguishers and maintenance for workplaces?

No we do not provide or sell fire extinguishers. We also do not provide annual maintenance or services.

However, we can recommend some organisations if you are unsatisfied with your current provider. We do not receive any remuneration for any provider.

How many fire extinguishers do we need in our workplace?

Your fire risk assessor should tell you whether you have enough fire extinguishers. As a rough guide, you will require one general purpose fire extinguisher for each 200 sq metres of floor space on each floor. You will need a minimum of two general purpose extinguisher unless you have less than 100 sq metres of floor space.

In addition to general purpose fire extinguishers, you will also need extinguishers to cover other risks in your premises. For example, you will need CO2 fire extinguishers for any electrical risk. You could place one CO2 extinguisher next to each general presuppose extinguisher.

Always be sure that you do over provide fire extinguishers as this can be expensive. It may be cheaper to appoint an independent external fire risk assessor. He/She may be able to save you money over a few years by giving you a minimum number required.

For more details about the number of fire extinguishers required why not book on our fire extinguisher courses London programme.

Do you carry out off site fire extinguisher training?

Yes. We do offer off site fire extinguisher training if you do not have room at your site or workplace. The venue is London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, London; where you can have training with practical sessions. We usually take up to eighteen persons per session on a practical course. Therefore you could have two back to back sessions and train up to thirty six persons in a morning or afternoon session.

Our prices are the same as on site fire extinguisher training courses London. There will be a small charge payable to the venue. We can arrange this for you if required.

Can you explain your fire extinguisher training open course and online refresher offer?

If you book a place on our open course or your organisation buys an in house course, you can also have an online refresher course. You or your staff will have access to our online training course for two years. This is available for a small extra fee.

This means that you do not need to come back onto our open courses or have an additional in house training session for tow years.

Remember our online courses are also accredited fire training programmes.

How often are fire extinguisher courses London held?

We usually hold open fire extinguishers courses London once per month. However we occasionally add additional fire extinguisher courses London when we experience higher demand. The best way to secure your place on our fire extinguisher courses London programme is by booking 6-8 weeks in advance.

Do all fire extinguisher courses London sessions have practical exercises?

Yes all of our fire extinguisher courses London sessions have a live fire fighting lesson. However, we may have to curtail some exercises due to extreme weather conditions.

Do you provide fire extinguisher courses London programmes for specific type of workplace? We work in a care home and want the course to match our needs.

We believe that our fire extinguisher courses London programme is suitable for all types of workplace. Therefore we do not run open fire extinguisher courses London sessions for specific types of workplace.

However, we do run care home fire training courses in house and these can be tailored to your workplace. For more details about fire extinguisher training London or workplace fire courses either call or email us now.

Is your fire extinguisher courses London programme accredited?

Yes. As an approved training fire centre, our fire extinguisher courses London programme are accredited by the IFSM.

Do you talk about water mist fire extinguishers on your fire extinguisher courses London programmes?

Water mist fire extinguishers are discussed on our fire extinguisher training London sessions. In addition, a stock of water mist fire extinguishers is carried so your staff can tackle real fires with them. These exercises are limited to companies that have water mist extinguishers on their site.

What are P50 extinguishers?

You can access a number of articles about P50 fire extinguishers on the internet. Simply put, these extinguishers have a 10 year warranty and do not require servicing annually. Some fire services sell P50 fire extinguishers, so there cannot be a better endorsement than this. Such fire services must then pass”maintaining fire fighting equipment” criteria in their audit of workplaces.

Do you dispose of old fire extinguishers?

Fire extinguishers should be disposed of carefully. They can be sent back to the original suppliers. They can also be sent to scrap dealers. Most fire extinguisher training providers do not take old extinguishers and this also includes City Fire Training. However, we can recommend Knightsbridge Fire and Security who offer this service.

Does everybody in a workplace need fire extinguisher training?

Fire safety law requires all persons to know the content of their fire plan. The plan includes information about fire fighting equipment. Therefore all persons in a workplace must have fire extinguisher training. The training does not have to include a live fire session.

Fire extinguisher training can be provided in a number of ways bu our team: Open fire extinguisher training London programmes held every month. In house fire extinguisher training with or also without live fire training can be provided. In addition, organisations can hire our venue for off site fire extinguisher training. Alternatively, staff can do our online fire extinguisher training course.

Either call us or email for more details.

Can our fire marshals and fire wardens provide fire training to our other staff?

Fire marshals and fire wardens should have more detailed training than other staff. This may make them suitable to provide fire training for other staff. A trainer should have sufficient experience, knowledge and understanding of their subject. An experienced fire marshal or warden who is able to to teach and talk to groups could provide fire training.

The content of staff fire training should be based on the fire emergency plan. This includes fire extinguishers and other fire fighting equipment in the building. Our fire marshal courses details the type of content that a fire emergency plan should include and also includes fire extinguisher training. Book on one of our fire extinguisher training London courses now!

What happens if we have bad weather during our in house course?

We do carry some umbrellas so staff can shelter from the rain. We can also try to take some cover for attendees if there is any available. Don’t worry about our trainers – they will be wearing fire tunics! Lastly, we can always wait until there is a lull in the weather and then carry out the practical when the weather is better.

Why do your fire extinguisher training London courses fill up so quickly?

So why do our fire extinguisher training London courses fill up very quickly. There are several reasons for this!

We have a number of regular clients who block book a number of places on each course. They often ask for extra spaces above their normal quota, so this can account for more than half of the places on each programme. Secondly, we have other clients who carry out annual or bi annual training. This also takes up a number of places on the courses. Thirdly, we rank highly in search engines, so often get “passing customers” who want single course places. In addition, this course includes live fire extinguisher training, so attendees can tackle small fires. Lastly, we are very good and always get great feedback for this IFSM approved course.

If you need spaces on a fire extinguisher course, we recommend that you book as soon as you our course advertised.

When are the next fire extinguisher training London courses?

The next open course is on:  28th June 2023. July, August and also September dates coming soon. These courses include live fire extinguisher exercises, so persons on the courses can tackle small fires with the trainers.

In addition to live fire training, the course includes: classes of fire and extinguisher theory, as well as a fire safety session. Light refreshments are provided before and also during the course.

Courses are currently held at London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London. This is a short walk from St James's underground station.

After completing the course, the attendee will receive a certificate of attendance and also online notes on request.

Booking a course place is so easy. Email with the preferred training date. CFT will send a booking email asking for information to confirm the booking. Once the information has been received, the course place(s) are booked.