Safety Courses

Fire Extinguisher Training Course

Fire Extinguisher Training

Sections 8, 9 and 10 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 , require that sufficient information, training and supervision is provided to ensure the safety of employees, and also that such instruction, training etc. must take account of any employees with specific needs, to ensure their protection against dangers that may affect them. Consideration for all employees and anyone connected with the workplace must form part of how an employer addresses the area of safety health and welfare and specifically the provision of emergency access and egress. Our Fire Extinguisher course can be taken as a standalone course, or as part of the more comprehensive Fire Warden Course which come highly recommended.

The course duration is 1.5 hours. Its recommended that the course is done as part of the Fire Warden Course, which gives the employee a more comprehensive level of Fire Safety Awareness.

The number of learners attending is limited from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 20 persons. For larger groups, please arrange multiple group bookings with Centre of Excellence

Instructor: Niall O’Connell


  • Post Grad Diploma Environmental Protection, Sligo Institute of Technology (In Progress)
  • Msc in Occupational Health, University College Cork (2007)
  • Bsc (Honours) in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment, University of Greenwich (2005)
  • Diploma in Process and Chemical Engineering, University College Cork (2003)
  • Diploma in Industrial Engineering, Cork Institute of Technology (1993)
  • Qualifications in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Cork Institute of Technology (1981/82)


Niall has worked in Food and Beverage, Bulk Pharmaceutical, Food Processing, Electrical and Electronic industry. Niall is an experienced Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Professional with 35 years experience in manufacturing of which the last 11 years were with Pepsi Cola as EHS and Manufacturing support Team Leader. His main strengths are in People Management, Health and Safety, Environment, Maintenance and Industrial Engineering. Niall is a Compressed Gases Safety expert.

Niall has strong attention to detail, problem solving skills. He is loyal, honest, committed and highly respected. His skill set not industry specific as supervisory management, health & safety and environmental can be applied across a wide industrial spectrum from production to facilities to engineering. Niall is a proven manager /team leader and team member, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.