Fire Safety Awareness
A brief outline and awareness of legislation, the chemistry of fire, common causes of fire, human behaviour, fire extinguishers – the practicalities and limitations of their use, fire evacuation procedures.
The course is aimed at all nominated staff to help them identify and reduce the risks from a fire in the workplace. It is also advisable for those members of staff who have fire extinguishers available to them in their workplace or may become involved in the evacuation of premises or supervision of fire drills.
Aims & Objectives
To provide clients with an awareness of the dangers of fire within their workplace and the need to ensure adequate safety provisions are provided.
PowerPoint presentation and short video clips.
Training is offered within the Clients own premises to minimise costs, disruption, and inconvenience and to maximise the use of the defined delegates time.
Will be undertaken by experienced fire safety consultant(s) who have attended the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucester studying the academic disciplines associated with Fire Safety. The consultant will have completed the requisite fire safety qualifications and have at least 5 years fire safety enforcement experience working for Local Authority Fire & Rescue Services in the Fire Safety department.
30 minutes set-up time and 3 hours presentation approximately.
Numbers of persons attending training courses are usually restricted to 10 persons so as to maintain the individual and interactional approach and to be able to offer all persons maximum learning opportunity.
Increased numbers can be accommodated, by arrangement and agreement.
To be undertaken on one agreed date
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Most Frequently Asked Questions
Fire Safety Awareness is the key to prevention. Everyone at work has a duty to prevent fires.
Making fire safety a higher priority will create fire safety culture based on a shared set of positive attitudes, knowledge, perceptions, and beliefs about fire prevention and fire protection.
Under the Fire Safety Order 2005, it is a legal requirement that every member of staff receives some kind of workplace fire safety training.
The ‘Responsible Person’
You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re:
anyone else with control of the premises, for example, a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor
Everybody who you employ or who works on your premises, so that covers both full and part-time staff, employees on zero-hours contracts, security, cleaners and contractors. If you run a charitable organisation or use volunteers, they should also receive fire safety awareness training.
The Fire Safety Order requires that fire safety training is provided to staff when they commence employment and that refresher training is provided on a regular basis.
Fire safety regulations and legislation, the common causes of fire, how fire and smoke spreads in a building, types, and classifications of fire, fire safety features within a building, human behaviour, action on discovering a fire, how to use fire extinguishers, emergency evacuation procedures, calling and liaison with the fire service and record keeping.
Fire safety awareness training provides workers with the knowledge to react confidently and safely in the event of a fire in the workplace. It also teaches workers how to prevent fires from occurring, helping to eliminate the hazard of a fire before one occurs.
Fire is often the biggest safety risk any business ever has. Without fire safety training your insurances may not be valid and your staff is left vulnerable.
Fire Safety Training is not only a legal requirement, it also saves lives and protects businesses.
Staff should receive their first fire safety awareness training as part of their induction when they start work for your business. This training should be refreshed on at least an annual basis so they remain familiar with emergency procedures. Training is also needed if anything changes within your workplace, for example, you may introduce a new manufacturing process that increases your fire risk or the layout of the workplace may be changed resulting in different escape routes. If your business has a high turnover of staff, has a higher fire risk or you are responsible for hotel guests, vulnerable residents or patients, training should be carried out more frequently.
For general fire safety awareness your training should cover four key areas:
Fire prevention, company rules and regulations
What to do in the event of a fire
Equipment and good practice
Fire safety awareness is important to make sure that individuals know how to respond during a fire hazard. It is important that one should keep calm and know the basic measures that should be undertaken when a fire breaks out.
For staff to know how to reduce fire risks, deal with fires if appropriate and escape safely in the event of a fire.