What is Fire Watch Training?
Fire watches are used to prevent and/or extinguish fires at the incipient (beginning) stage. They monitor the hot work sites to ensure that conditions do not change when combustible materials cannot be effectively removed, protected or shielded. Fire watches also require specialized training and are assigned to minimize damage that may be caused by a fire. If a fire occurs, they take appropriate actions to protect all workers.
The OSHA Fire Watch Maritime Course
The OSHA Fire Watch Maritime course is in compliance with OSHA’s shipyard fire protection standard and is designed to teach personnel to properly perform fire watch duties which include site evaluation, fire prevention, and monitoring during hot work activities.
These are some of the important topics that the course will cover:
- Fire detection and protection requirements
- Hazard communication
- Fire extinguishers
- Emergency action plans
At the end of this course, students are provided an official Certificate of Completion.