CERTIFICATE IN INDUSTRIAL FIRE AND SAFETY

Duration: 6 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

  • Basic Physics and Chemistry related to Fire : Definition of Matter and energy, Physical properties of matter like Density, specific gravity, Relative density, Vapour density, Melting & Boiling point, flammable limits, latent heat, Effects of density on behavior of gases, , Basics of oxidizing and reducing agents, Acids. Flammable liquids- classification and types of tanks, Dust and Explosion, Liquid and Gas Fires, LPG.

  • Anatomy of Fire: Definition of Combustion, Elements of Combustion, Products of Combustion, Heat of reaction and calorific value, Flash point, Fire point, Ignition temperature and spontaneous combustion.


  • Classification of Fire & Extinguishers - Classification of Fire and types of extinguishers, maintenance, method of operation. Techniques of fire extinction-Smothering cooling and starvation. Halon and it detrimental effect on environment. Alternatives of Halon.

  • Hose and Hose Fittings:

Types of Suction and Delivery Hoses, Hose-reel, causes of decay, Care and Maintenance, Marking of Hose, Repair of hose, Standard tests of Delivery Hoses, Definition and different groups of Hose Fittings. Types and Construction of Suction; Monitors, Water-cum-foam
Monitor, Nozzles & branch holders, collecting head and suction hose,   Fittings; frost valve, Deep lift suction fittings, Breechings, Adaptors and Blank cap suction reduction piece, Hose Ramps, Care & Maintenance of Hose Fittings

  • Foam & Foam Making Equipment:

 Water as an extinguishant- its merits, demerits and modification. Introduction to all types of foam concentrate, properties of foams and techniques of extinguishment by
foam, types of foams, Characteristics of good foam, foam making Equipment- Mechanical. High Expansion and Low Expansion Foam. Storage of foam Compound. Dry Chemical Powder- Types and application. Carbon dioxide as extinguishant.

  • Pump & Pump Operation :

     Classification of common types in use, Methods of Priming, Testing and Fault-finding, care and Maintenance and standard Test, Introduction of centrifugal pump, care and maintenance.

  • Electricity : Fundamentals of electricity, Generation and Distribution, Common causes of electrical fire and its remedial measures, electrical hazards including static electricity an d protective measures and fire-fighting procedure, Elementary knowledge of Fire Protection and fire-fighting in different premises, electrocution.

  • Ladders: Introduction, Types of Ladders, Construction features of conventional Ladders, Operational use, Elementary Knowledge of T.T.L. & Snorkel (As per Bureau of I.S.).

  • Breathing Apparatus: Introduction of Types of B.A. Sets in use, Working principles and Care and maintenance.

  • Water Tender and Special Appliance : Introduction to Rescue/ Emergency Tender, CO2 tender, DCP Tender, Hose laying lorry, Water Bouser and High pressure pumps, special appliances.

  • Automatic Fire Detection cum Alarm System: Introduction of Types of Detectors- Smoke, Heat, Flame/Gas Detectors, Operating principles, Control Panel.

  • Hazard and Risk: Causes, Identification, Evaluation & Control. HAZOP, Sources for Information on Hazard Evaluation. Risk and Risk Analysis.

  • Accident : Industrial Accidents, Classification of Accidents, Need for the Analysis of Accidents, Accidents Reports, Methods Adopted for Reducing Accidents, Investigation of Accidents, Safety Slogans, Safety Precautions adopted in the Plant.

  • Safety Concept : Introduction to Safety Management, Safety Policy, Safety Committee, , Responsibility of Management, Safety Officers Duties & Responsibilities, Safety Targets, Objectives, Standards, Practices and Performances.

  • FACTORIES ACT 1948 (Amended) :-

  • Health – Cleanness, Disposal of Waste , Ventilation and Temperatures, Dust & Fumes, Drinking Water, Lighting, Latrines & urinals.
  • Safety - Fencing of machineries, Work on or near machinery in motion, Hoists and lifts, Pressure plants, Floors, Stairs and means of escape, Protection against fumes & gases, Safety offers.
  • Fire Service Administration : Fire Service Organization, Executive duties of Officer-in-Charge of a Fire Station, Administrative duties of Officer-in-Charge of a station (a) Writing of a report (b) Occurrence Book, (c) Hose Card/Register, (d) Fire reports, (e) Workshop Orders, (f) Log books (g) Stock Registers (h) Orderly Room Registers, (i) Defaulter Register, (j) Leave Register, Station Discipline.
  • Watch Room Procedure & Mobilizing : Identification of communication requirement of Fire Service, Watch Room, Control Room, Equipment Station Ground, Turn-out area, Area of Topography , and Telephone Call area, Mobilizing boards and maps. The log & occurrence book, introduction to Various lines, communication Equipment in Fire Service, Introduction to Radio Communication and Use of VHF Sets.
  • Rural Fire : Fire Hazards in rural areas and cause of fire, Hay stacks, Special appliance & equipment, Method of Fire-fighting in rural areas.
  • Disaster Management: Natural and Man-made Disaster, Preparedness for disaster, use of various agencies, first responders, control of situation, Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Occupational Hazards & Dangerous Chemicals. Introduction to Occupational Health Hazards & Dangerous Properties of Chemicals, Dust, Gases, Fumes, Mist, Vapours, Smoke and Aerosols, Concepts of Threshold Limit Values, Classification of Hazards.
  • Hazardous Chemicals: Dangerous Chemicals and substances, Introduction to Transportation and handling of dangerous chemicals and explosives, Storage of hazardous chemicals, Fire Safety and fire fighting.
  • Safety in Engineering Industries: Machine Operations & Guarding, Safety in the use of Machines, Safety precaution while using Hand Tools & Power Tools, Need for selection & Care of tools.

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