Extinguisher Technician's Refresher

The latest edition of BS 5306-3 requires individuals to maintain their competency at 3-year intervals covered through refresher training and successfully completing an examination. Refresher training should normally include:

  • Provisions of BS 5306-3, BS 5306-8, BS 5306-9, BS 5306-10, BS EN 3-7, BS EN 2*
  • Safety/advisory notices and product recalls issued by regulatory/trade bodies
  • Legal requirements relating to the transportation of extinguishers (ADR)
  • Legal requirements set out in the Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016*
  • Relevant UK statutory regulations including fire legislation
  • Disposal of extinguishing media
  • Safe working practices in workshop and on site
  • Health and safety issues affecting a service technician
  • Commissioning services
  • Basic and extended services
  • Recharging
  • Overhauling
  • New classes of fire
  • New products in the marketplace
  • New requirements
  • Practical installation

The FireQual Extinguisher Technician's Refresher e-Assessment allows individuals to complete the examination requirement for BS 5306-3 and, as it is administered through our online e-Assessment system, candidates can sit it at a location and time to suit their needs. 

FireQual does not provide the training or materials for this endorsed programme, these are developed and delivered through a network of Approved Training Centres (ATCs).

FireQual administers the independent e-Assessment, with questions based on the BAFE approved question bank, and digital certification for those who meet the minimum pass rate of 75%.

*all standards and regulations and laws listed above are correct at time of publishing. Please ensure that you address the most recent versions in the development of any and all training programmes and associated materials