Training Courses - Apex Fire

Training

Staff awareness of fire risks and knowledge of how to react to situations are essential Health & Safety elements that should be made available to your employees. Apex Fire can provide a comprehensive training package for your staff.

All training is delivered by our qualified trainers. Some of the qualifications held by our training staff are:

  • Higher Diploma in Safety Health and Welfare at Work UCC (First Class Honours)

  • Licensed Member of The Fire Industry Association of Ireland

  • FETAC Level 6 Train the Trainer

  • FETAC Level 5 Safety and Health at Work

  • NIFAST Approved Manual Handling Instruction

  • IOSH Affiliate Member

Courses Available

This course equips participants with the information required to extinguish a fire in the workplace.

People who complete this course will have a good understanding of:

  • The Chemistry of Fire (Fire Triangle)
  • The Principals of Fire Prevention
  • The Types of Fire Extinguishers
  • The correct use of Fire Extinguishers, staff will be provided with training for the correct usage of equipment under supervision in a controlled live Fire Demonstration

Who Should Attend – All Employees
Assessment – Apex Fire Safety Training Division Certification on successful completion of course assessment
Duration – 1.5 hours
Maximum Participants – 15-20 People

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FETAC Level 5 Occupational First Aid Course

Employers are required to have a number of certified Occupational First Aiders in the workplace to administer first aid as required by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the (General Application) Regulations 2007. The number of First Aiders required is specified in the HSA Guidelines on First Aid at Places of Work.

Duration: 3 days

General Aims:

  • Understand the responsibilities of the Occupational First Aider
  • Be able to provide treatment for the purpose of preserving life or minimising the consequences of injury until discharge or the arrival of medical assistance.
  • Be able to provide treatment in the workplace for an injury which does not require the attention of a medical practitioner or nurse.
  • Be capable of coordinating First Aid arrangements in the workplace
  • Be familiar with the Health and Safety Legislation on First Aid Provision in the workplace

Course Content:

  1. FIRST AID IN THE WORKPLACE/FIRST AID PRIORITIES
  2. CIRCULATION, BLEEDING, WOUNDS AND SHOCK
  3. FRACTURES, SPRAINS, DISLOCATIONS AND SPINAL INJURIES
  4. BURNS, CHEMICAL BURNS, POISONS, ELECTROCUTION
  5. CARDIAC FIRST RESPONSE
  6. RESPIRATION, ASPHYXIA AND AIRWAY OBSTRUCTIONS
  7. UNCONSCIOUSNESS, CONCUSSION, COMPRESSION AND FAINTING
  8. MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

Equipment will include the use of CPR/AED trainers/models, flipchart and dvd visuals to ensure understanding of all of the above subjects.

Handouts will be given to each participant throughout the course to ensure every opportunity is given to the learner to review each subject in the course

Examination

A written examination is used as a means of assessing a candidate’s ability to recall and apply skills, knowledge and understanding within a set period of time and under clearly specified conditions.

Skills Testing

Assessment of mastery of specified, organisational and/or interpersonal skills.

The skills may be demonstrated in a range of conditions, such as in the learning environment, in a role play exercise, or in a real-life/work situations.

Certificates will be issued on successful completion of the course by the course provider and also by Fetac.

Please note, that there are only 10 places available, to book please contact Brian Dempsey at briandempsey@apexfire.ie

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Staff will have the necessary skills / information to increase their awareness relating to Fire Prevention and how to deal with an emergency situation should it arise.

People who complete this course will have a good understanding of:

  • Employees Legal Responsibilities
  • Chemistry of Fire (Fire Triangle)
  • The Importance of Fire Prevention
  • Your Company’s Evacuation Procedure
    • Assembly Point
    • Fire Drills
    • Raising Alarm
    • Access Points
    • Exits
  • Safe use of the Fire Safety Equipment
  • Supervised Live Fire Demonstration

Who Should Attend – All Employees
Duration – 2-2.5 hours
Maximum Participants – 15-20 People
Assessment – Apex Fire Safety Training Division Certification on successful completion of course assessment

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This course covers the role of Fire Warden / Fire Manager within the workplace and will train participants to deal with fire in an emergency situation.

Course Details

  • Legal responsibilities / duties under the Safety, Health & Welfare Work Act 2005 and the 1981 / 2003 Fire Services Act
  • The duties of a Fire Warden
  • Chemistry of Fire (Fire Triangle)
  • Fire Prevention / Hazard Spotting
  • How to monitor & evaluate a Fire Safety Programme – the importance of record keeping
  • Action to be taken in the event of Fire / Emergency – Calling & assisting the Emergency Services
  • Safe use of Fire Safety Equipment
  • Supervised Live Fire Demonstration
  • On-Site Special Fire Safety Walk about with all course participants

Who Should Attend – Nominated Fire Wardens / Deputy Fire Wardens
Duration – 3.5 hours
Maximum Participants – 12-15 People
Assessment – Apex Fire Safety Training Division Certification on successful completion of course assessment

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In these training sessions we cover the following items in detail:

  • The legislation
    • Responsibilities
  • Understanding the spread of Fire
  • The importance of Fire Prevention
    • The importance of identifying hazards
    • Hazards within care facilities
    • Carrying out internal inspections
  • What to do in the event of
    • Discovering a fire
    • Hearing the Fire Alarm going off
  • Moving of residents using Progressive Horizontal Evacuation
  • The session will include a live fire demonstration on our gas fired training kit where the correct use of each extinguisher would be demonstrated by myself and following this each participant would be provided with an opportunity to use the extinguishers under supervision
  • Attendees will also be given the opportunity to use a fire blanket on a simulated chip pan fire

We will take attendees on a walk through the floors where they can see first hand how fire doors operate, how fire compartments operate, the location of fire alarm call points, the fire alarm panel, the escape routes and the location of fire safety equipment.

We are very aware of the services being carried out in care facilities so these walkabouts would only be done following consultation and always taking into account resident’s privacy and also they would be done in a manner so as not to cause unnecessary alarm to them.

We firmly believe that these courses should be as user friendly and site specific as possible so that staff should understand what their role is in the event of an emergency.

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Evacuation Procedures / Fire Drills

When organisations are carrying out fire drills we can offer a facility whereby we can be on site when the drill is taking place and have staff placed at strategic locations in the building to assess if the evacuation procedures are being adhered to.

We have developed a fire drill assessment form which we complete at the time of the drill. Following the drill we meet with the people responsible for organising the drill and go through our findings with them. We have found this form very helpful as it highlights items which need to be rectified / amended in the evacuation procedures.

We forward this report electronically to the relevant person and this can be kept on file and in the fire register.

Evacuation Procedures

We can assist in drawing up evacuation procedures to be followed in the event of fire or other emergency. These procedures will be drawn up based on site visits and meetings with the safety officer.

Once the procedures are agreed we can arrange training with the nominated people within the organisation on the workings of the procedures. This information can then be circulated to all staff prior to the initial fire drill taking place.

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The law on Manual Handling | Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005

Course Details

  • Musculo / Skeletal System
  • Bio Mechanics and Mechanism of Injury
  • Flexibility
  • Principals of Lifting
  • Practical Assessment

Who Should Attend – All Employees
Assessment – Participants will be certified individually on completion of assessment
Duration – 3 hours
Maximum Participants – 12-15 People

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Automated External Defibrillator and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Course Details

  • Adult / Child / Infant CPR
  • Adult / Child / Infant Choking
  • Use of AED

Who Should Attend – First Responder on Emergency Situation
Assessment – Irish Heart Foundation
Duration – 4 hours
Maximum Participants – 6 People

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Course Details

  • First AID in workplace
  • Patient ASS Cardiac 1st Response
  • Wounds Bleeding
  • Altered Levels of Consciousness
  • Muscular or Skeletal Injuries
  • Burns, Scalds, Chemicals etc.

Who Should Attend – First Responder on Emergency Situation
Assessment – FETAC and Irish Heart Foundation
Duration – 3 days
Maximum Participants – 10 People

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These workshops are in response to the August 2015 introduction of an updated version of Irish Standard 291, governing Selection, Commissioning, Installation, Inspection, and Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFEs).

Section 4 of this document outlines the responsibilities of the person in the workplace who has control over fire safety provisions. It states:

‘The responsible person is responsible for the selection of PFEs and ensuring that they are commissioned, installed, inspected, maintained, discharge tested and re-filled according to this Standard, and that those working in/occupying the premises or building are trained in their use.’

We are offering third-party accredited (JOIFF) three-day workshops to enable these responsible persons to meet their statutory duties of care. These are the only such third-party accredited (JOIFF) bespoke courses and workshops available in Ireland.

Workshop contents

The focus of these workshops is on the role of the Person in Control & Responsible Person as defined in:

  • Fire Services Framework Act (1981)
  • Expanded requirement with 2003 Amendment
  • Requirement of Irish Standard 291:2015

Participants will be fully briefed on all relevant statutory requirements, and how to fulfil them.

Who should attend

  • Owners and managers of public buildings
  • Health & Safety officers
  • Fire Safety managers
  • Fire officers
  • ‘Responsible persons’ from any workplace

Duration – 3 days
Maximum participants – 12 people

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See what a previous participant had to say

Through the course, I became acutely aware of the statutory responsibility of ‘People in Charge’ and the competency level required in the area of fire prevention and fire management.
Brendan’s professional expertise in this area and his impeccably planned presentations over the three days provided detailed information and the skill to manage more confidently and efficiently. His wide experience with regard to fire prevention and fire management, acquired from a practical perspective and also through ongoing intense research, ensures he is a leader in his field.

His determination and willingness to educate the persons who are ‘in control’ or the ‘responsible persons’ in their places of work is in my opinion an opportunity not to be missed. Apex Fire Ltd are to be highly commended for their innovative approach in partnering with Brendan and providing this opportunity and an excellent venue. I have no doubt the hospitality shown helped the mental prowess of the participants. I feel confident that my endeavours as the ‘responsible person’ for Clarkes Fresh Fruit are greatly enhanced as a result.
– Mary Clarke, Clarke’s Fresh Fruit, Stamullen, Co. Meath


The aim of our courses is to provide participants with a greater awareness and understanding of the threat posed by fire; their personal responsibility in preventing an outbreak of fire where they work and what action should be taken in the event of a fire.

Training Courses


All courses mentioned above can be tailored to suit the requirements of the day to day running of your business. Generally courses are run in-house, we offer the facility to hold training courses in our branch offices.

Please visit our contact page and fill out the form or LoCall 1850 92­9829 for details.