Profession fire protection technician
Fire protection technicians install and maintain fire protection equipment, such as fire extinguishers, fire alarms, fire detection systems, or sprinkler systems in facilities to ensure compliance to safety standards and protection from fire hazards. They inspect the equipment to ensure its functionality, and perform repairs.
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- Health and safety regulations
Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.
- Fire safety regulations
The legal rules to be applied for fire safety and fire prevention in a facility.
- Fire-fighting systems
The devices and systems used to extinguish fires; the classes and chemistry of fire.
- Fire prevention procedures
The regulations concerning fire and explosion prevention, and the equipment, systems and methods used in it.
- Order equipment
Source and order new equipment when necessary.
- Estimate damage
Estimate damage in case of accidents or natural disasters.
- Maintain safety systems
Maintain the operational condition of life-saving, fire fighting and other safety systems.
- Perform minor repairs to equipment
Conduct routine maintenance on equipment. Recognise and identify minor defects in equipment and make repairs if appropriate.
- Operate fire extinguishers
Understand the operation of fire extinguishing equipment and fire extinguishing techniques.
- Arrange equipment repairs
Arrange for equipment repairs when necessary.
- Perform preventive maintenance on fire fighting vehicles
Keep firefighting vehicles ready for use at any time. Maintain all aspects of firefighting vehicles and ensure that vehicles function correctly.
- Inspect fire equipment
Inspect fire equipment, such as fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, and fire vehicle systems, to ensure the equipment is functional and to assess its faults.