Notification of Scheduled Maintenance

We continue to work toward important upgrades to Secure Client. These will provide enhanced functionality and security.

Updates are now in progress and will continue between Monday 8th February and Wednesday 3rd March 2021. During this time our systems will be unavailable.

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EAL Level 3 Award in the Servicing and Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification comprises of a single unit which covers the understanding of the relevant legislation, regulations, and codes of practice; combustion, classes of fire and extinguisher media; fire extinguishers and their components; portable fire extinguisher selection and positioning; and the understanding and skills involved with portable fire extinguisher service and maintenance. 

This qualification is graded pass or fail only.  This qualification has 30 Guided Learning Hours (GLH). It has a Total Qualification Time (TQT) 32 hours which is the notional time required by the learner to complete the qualification.  This qualification is graded pass or fail only.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however, centres should ensure that learners have the potential to achieve.  Learners must have the levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and the assessments. 

This qualification is for those who wish to gain the understanding and skills involved with the servicing and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers typically these individuals are Fire Safety Officer or are working with a service and maintenance company.   


The qualification is assessed by a Centre marked written controlled paper, and a practical assessment consisting of the service and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers