A fire extinguisher can effectively be used to extinguish or control small fires. They are often found throughout any workplace and can be used in emergency situations.

It is not intended for use on fires which are out of control, meaning ones which has reached the ceiling or endangers the user, should not be attempted to put out with a fire extinguisher. As a rule of thumb, if a fire requires more than one fire extinguisher to put out, then an attempt should not be made.

An employer needs to follow a range of regulations such as Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Our fire extinguisher toolbox talk helps employers keep their employees safe and prevent incidents escalating due using a wrong fire extinguisher.

Items Covered in the Fire Extinguisher Toolbox Talk

Our fire extinguisher toolbox talk is split up in following sections:

  • Introduction: Provides an overview of what a fire extinguisher is.
  • The Dangers: This section covers the health & safety risks of fires and when using a fire extinguisher.
  • Control Measures: Outline controls that can be used to eliminate and/or reduce hazards related to using fire extinguishers.
  • Choose the Correct Fire Extinguishers: Describe which fire extinguisher can be used on which type of fire and more importantly, where they can’t be used.
  • The Law: List regulations that employers are obligated to comply with in regards to health and safety.
  • Toolbox Talk Questions: Includes a few questions to assess attendees understanding of the fire extinguisher toolbox talk.

Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant dangers on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.

Purchase our Fire Extinguisher Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.