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IS 291:2002 Revoked by NSAI, IS 291: 2015 declared a Standard.

Posted on 20 Aug 2015

The NSAI with consent from the Minister of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation have revoked IS 291:2002 “The use, siting, inspection and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers”

IS 291:2015 “Selection, commissioning, installation, inspection and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers” has been declared to be a “Standard Specification”

please see link below:

IRIS August 18th 2015

IS 291: 2015 Fire Extinguisher Engineer Training Course – Third Party Accredited

Posted on 18 Aug 2015

looking to get competent in Portable Fire Extinguisher Standards, IS 291:2015 is on the way and there is no better time than now to get you or your staff Trained in the 3 day Mechanical Fire Safety Engineering Workshop.

As “Irelands Only” Third Party Accredited Mechanical Fire Safety Engineering Three Day workshop which is titled The Fire Safety Workshop Series, each student on a course whom the Instructors assess as competent shall be issued by Mr Brendan Kavanagh, Chartered Safety Practitioner a “JOIFF” accredited certificate of Competence signed by an authorised person.


      • Portable Fire Fighting Extinguishers
      • Fire Fighting Hose Reels
      • Dry Risers
      • Hydrants


Applicable to and Why:

The course is applicable to all who are actively involved with the Recommendation/Selection, Installation, Inspection, Service and Maintenance of the above listed equipment

The course is designed to help understand the Statutory Safety Legislation, Regulations & Competency obligations within the specific areas.

The scope of the Fire Extinguisher maintenance workshop is based on best practice in the Irish Fire Protection industry with a baseline on technical standards incorporating Irish Standard 291 (2002) and Irish Standard EN 3 (2007).

The programme style is based on a balance between practical workshop experience over forty years and a baseline of the current (2014) research and development of  Fire Protection standards and specification development


Course Director & Tutor Mr Brendan Kavanagh

M.I.F.S.M – M.I.E.T. – C.M.I.O.S.H – G.I Fire Engineers – M.I.H.E.E.M

Chartered Fire Safety Practitioner &

Professional Fire Prevention Officer

  • Mr Brendan Kavanagh, Chartered Safety Practitioner, has been approved as a JOIFF accredited Training Provider 

Accreditation & Certification


Full JOIFF accreditation requires an examination of the three pillars that make up effective provision of training, courses/programmes, Instruction and establishment/organisation including facilities. All aspects together must be to the required standard and the applicant organisation must demonstrate proprietary ownership of all 3 pillars for JOIFF accreditation to be awarded. read more about JOIFF   http://joiff.com/

Workshop style

Conference room electronic with supporting practical exercises. It is recommended that participants bring a Laptop or similar device capable of receiving Wi-Fi, (Wi-Fi facility available in the hotel) all of the workshop presentation slides and guides are published and distributed electronically in PDF. Format

All participants will be required to subscribe to a risk management and safety culture which requires all participants during practical workshop sessions and demonstrations to ensure their personal safety in respect to Eye, Hand and Foot protection

All of the Workshop sessions will commence at 0900hrs and finish at 1700hrs each day. As the Workshop is certified and third party accredited by JOIFF which requires assessment of the participants during the workshop sessions and whereby each participant will be required to undertake project work between attendance days which will form a significant aspect of the assessment to enable the presentation of an individual certificate .

To book your place(s) on the course  please email to info@firetrade.ie or call Luke on mobile: 087 271 8195

Note: Firetrade.ie is fully independent and is not a member or accredited by any third party Association.