Extinguisher Technician Examination

Course Information

Duration: 4 days Monday to Thursday

Dates: Click here for the British Fire Consortium Training Dates

Scheduled Venues: This course is held every 4 weeks at various venues including Stirling, Kidderminster, London Biggin Hill, Northampton and Doncaster. The course is also available in-situ prices available upon application.

Level: BSi and BAFE approved examination to BS5306-3.

Fee: £650.00 + VAT per person (£495.00 + VAT for BFC members). The Course fee includes lunch and refreshments but excludes accommodation.

Trainer: Various


This course is ideal for any of the following who may wish to become a 'competent person' in the installation and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers.

  • Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Technicians
  • Fire Alarm Engineers
  • Building Maintenance Engineers
  • Marine/Offshore Engineers


  • Introduction to the causes and means of preventing fires occurring
  • Fire legislation, regulations and appropriate British Standards
  • Types, construction and safe operation of fire extinguishers
  • Extinguisher Inspection Procedures
  • Basic service, Extended Service and Overhaul procedures
  • Provision and Siting of Extinguishers
  • Practical Servicing Experience


Days 1 - 3

  • Introduction
  • The Competent Person
  • Theory of Fire
  • BS EN3 Extinguisher Construction
  • Fire Ratings
  • Provision and Siting of Extinguishers
  • Periodic Inspection of Extinguishers
  • Extinguishant Propellants
  • Extinguishing Agents
  • Practical Servicing Experience
  • Examination Preparation

Day 4

  • 2-Hour Written Examination Paper *
  • One to One Practical Examinations
* Arrangements can be made for candidates with writing difficulties.


To reserve your place or places on the course, please contact us