Fire Safety Training
Employers must ensure that all employees are provided with adequate safety training at
the time they are first employed and repeated periodically where appropriate. Training should include suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself and other relevant persons on the
premises. (Taken from the Regulatory Reform Order 2005)
All employees need a certain level of training and information. As a minimum, new starters need a basic induction which covers the alarm system, emergency procedures and means of escape from the building.
Staff need to know what type of fire fighting equipment you have on the premises and the safety considerations of their use. Fire training must also take account of the role that each person performs and the level of fire safety responsibility they are given.
The Fire Awareness course is 4 hours long. In that time, the delegates will go through:
- Fire safety regulations and legislation
- Duties of the responsible person
- Risk assessment (hazard identification)
- Causes of fire and fire prevention
- What to do in the event of a fire (including evacuation procedure)
- To have a live fire demonstration we need to meet certain spatial requirements – speak with one of our friendly training advisors to arrange this
Throughout the course there is a constant assessment by the instructor who will ask questions about what has been covered in the course, some may be theoretical or some may be practical. At the end of the course there is a 10 question multiple choice paper to be completed by all delegates. A pass mark of 72% is set for all delegates. Once these papers are marked and delegates passed then they will proceed to a 10 minute practical assessment.
Fire is often the biggest safety risk any businesses ever has. Without fire safety training your insurances may not be valid and your staff are left vulnerable.
Don’t think a fire won’t happen to you, last year there were over 33,000 recorded fires in UK businesses and community buildings. Protect your staff now and give them the best chance of escape if a fire does happen.