A specialised LED screen projects fire simulations and students extinguish the “fire” with an infra-red targeting system – a real 9kg extinguisher retrofitted for IR purposes, to replicate actual firefighting techniques.
The training approaches we use through the training academies have multiple benefits. They adhere to airport commission regulations around naked flames, lowering the risk of fire. They reduce the risk of injury to people and utilise renewable training aids allowing us to reduce our carbon footprint as part of our commitment to sustainable work practices.
Additionally, we participate collaboratively with our clients for onsite training. Silverlake Resources recently ran a fire extinguisher refresher course at Deflector Underground Mine in WA. The trainer demonstrated various fire extinguishers and how to use them on different fires in a controlled environment. Everyone received certification on completion.
Aside from the necessity of fire safety awareness in the workplace and learning new skills, fire training is a great team-building exercise. The team shared many laughs while extinguishing the “flames” and enjoyed getting together to work towards a common goal.