Fire Extinguisher Maintenance - BAFE Certificated

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We aim to provide the very best level of training, to allow delegates to be able to perform Fire Extinguisher Testing and Fire Extinguisher Inspection operations competently.

We deliver “open” courses in Durham on a regular basis and we also have delivered on customer’s sites, (minimum numbers required).

We have an exceptionally high pass rate for the course and exams are conducted to the highest level of scrutiny, to maintain a true and fair process.

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Initial Course – British Approvals for Fire Equipment, (BAFE) Certificated

BS 5306:3 recommends the competent technicians training should include “on the job experience” and attendance of a training course run by a recognised training body followed by a successful completion of an examination administered by an independent body.

Candidates attending our course will receive up to date course guidance notes covering all recommended publications as well as practical training and on-going assessment to establish their skills in fault finding and servicing a number of extinguishers.

The course is carried out in accordance with British Standard 5306-3:2009; Commissioning and Maintenance of Portable Extinguishers – Code of Practice.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone looking to do fire extinguisher inspection, testing and maintenance including on portable fire extinguishers.

Learning Outcomes

The successful candidate will be qualified to provide advice on the suitability and positioning of portable extinguishers (BS5306:8) and to carry out fire extinguisher testing and maintenance and periodic servicing including commissioning (BS5306:3).

Theoretical training on the initial course will include provisions of BS 5306:3, BS5306:8, BS 5606:10 -2019, Classification of Fire BSEN2, legal requirements relating to transportation of Extinguishers (ADR), disposal of extinguisher media, safe working practices and Health and Safety affecting a Service Technician.

Assessment and Certification

Our theoretical and practical examinations are carried out by BAFE. Upon successfully passing the exams, candidates receive a certificate which is suitable for submission to third party certification schemes.


4 Days – including 1 day examination by BAFE


£550 (exc VAT) per person (includes certification and any training material use)



0191 375 5690



Vital Fire Solutions Ltd
Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW