Fire Safety Training
Fire safety training is essential to ensure any business premises and its employees are protected from the risk of fire. Fires in the workplace have a devastating effect and some 80% of businesses never recover. All staff should be aware of fire risks in order to prevent fires in the workplace and ensure a safe evacuation if a fire should occur. If this wasn’t reason enough, employees have a statutory duty to provide a fire safety induction and to provide regular fire safety training for their staff.
fire safety training courses are recommended for all staff members who need to know how to operate a fire extinguisher safely, learn about fire prevention, and what to do in the event of a fire. These courses usually include, the theory of combustion, types and uses of fire extinguishers including a live fire demo and getting hands on use of safely operating a fire extinguisher. They are designed for persons who may have to use a fire extinguisher in hotels, shops, offices, factories, garages and industrial premises or residential care homes. The aim of fire safety training courses is to provide all members with a greater fire safety awareness and to increase staff confidence taking the correct action in the event of a fire occurring.
For more in depth training, a Fire warden training course is recommended which gives delegates a greater understanding about fire risks, fire theory and practice, spotting fire hazards, evacuation principles, and the responsibilities of a fire warden. A fire safety training course is ideal for your workplaces ‘nominated person’. The nominated person / fire warden will come away with the ability to take responsibility for fire safety and the evacuation of staff and visitors to the workplace.
If fire training courses are not practical for your place of work, you could use a fire safety training awareness DVD as a guide to fire safety for your employees. Topics usually include; Fire prevention, use of fire extinguishers and fire blankets, fire safety procedures and fire safety management.