“Use of fire extinguishers” course: A hot tip for your safety!

The “Use of fire extinguishers – live exercises” course was introduced in conjunction with the Fire and Rescue Service and the HSE Unit at the start of 2012. Since then, more than 800 people have been trained in the use of fire extinguishers.


Photo: Vanessa Bandier.

This course is aimed at all members of the CERN personnel. It takes place at the Prévessin training centre, lasts an hour and a half and consists of a theoretical part and a practical part with a role-play exercise in the simulator. The course can be taken in French or English.

Here are some examples of comments received from people who have taken the course:

“Excellent training session, very useful, especially the practical part. I’m no longer afraid to use a fire extinguisher.”

“I was impressed with the quality of the installations used for the training. I didn’t expect every participant to be able to practise dealing with an emergency situation. I’m afraid of fire, but this training session helped me to fight my fear.”

Photo: Christoph Balle.

You can now enrol for the next sessions planned for July:

  • Wednesday, 10 July at 10.30 a.m. (English)
  • Friday, 12 July at 10.30 a.m. (French)
  • Wednesday, 24 July at 10.30 a.m. (English)
  • Friday, 26 July at 10.30 a.m. (French)
  • Wednesday, 31 July at 10.30 a.m. (English)

Click on the following link: Course code 077YY00 – Use of fire extinguishers – live exercises.

For more information, contact the Safety Training team (HSE Unit) directly by sending an e-mail to safety.training@cern.ch.

by The Safety Training Team