Fire Safety Training Courses

Fire Risk Consultancy Services offer a range of fire safety training courses to ensure that you and your employees are fully knowledgeable and equipped in the event of a fire.

Why do I need to train my employees?

It’s the law. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) clearly states that “the Responsible Person must, where necessary, take measures for fire-fighting in the premises… (and) nominate competent persons to implement those measures” ensuring the number of such persons, their training and the equipment available to them is adequate, taking into account the size of the specific hazards involved in the premises concerned determined by means of a fire risk assessment; Articles 13, 15, 18 & 21. It is also the law to provide basic fire extinguisher training.

Our fire safety training courses

The fire safety courses delivered by Fire Risk Consultancy Services will equip your staff with the necessary skills, knowledge, and understanding to ensure that the preventative and protective fire safety measures within the workplace are effectively managed, the risk of fire is significantly reduced, and should a fire occur, fire losses are kept to a minimum.

What do we need from you?

Prior knowledge of the delegate’s workplace, responsibilities, and requirements in regards to the outlined course would enable the Consultant to prepare and present the course content more specifically.

The Consultant will endeavour to be on-site one hour before the course commences to familiarise themselves with the premises and facilities.

If any delegates have any difficulties, disabilities, or vulnerabilities, the Consultant would appreciate the knowledge of these to help and support in any individual requirements both in regards to learning and living.

Responsibility for delegates rests with the premises Responsible Person(s), both in terms of Health & Safety and fire safety.

Persons attending the course will be expected to supply their own note-taking material.

Any copies of existing fire risk assessments, Fire Emergency Plans and other related fire safety documentation in relation to the premises, being made available at this time would be greatly appreciated.

How can I book a fire safety course for my employees?

Head over to our contact page where you can call us or get in touch with an enquiry form.

Looking for other safety courses or assessments? Visit our fire risk assessmentsand fire safety awareness, fire marshal/warden, basic fire extinguisher training, and fire drill pages to learn more.


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Fire safety training for employees is one of the best investments you can make in your company. Not only will it help keep your workers safe, but it will also help prevent fires.

The basic components of fire safety training include understanding the potential causes of fire, and how to detect a fire that may not immediately be visible. Fire safety training not only aims to educate staff on fire prevention and emergency response, but also for the unique challenges that they may be faced with. 

Our face-to-face training packages will prepare your team on how to use fire safety equipment and the importance of raising the alarm in a safe and efficient manner.

If a fire is allowed to sweep through a commercial building, it could mean the destruction of property, the loss of jobs, cause injuries and could even take lives. Fire safety training empowers your employees so they know what steps to take in the event of an industrial fire.

One of the essential strategies for maintaining a safe workplace and preventing fires is fire safety training. With proper training, employees can eliminate fire hazards and respond quickly and efficiently if a fire breaks out.

Fire safety training is important because it gives your employees valuable knowledge and skills, they need to prevent fires and get out of burning buildings.

With proper training, employees can eliminate fire hazards and respond quickly and efficiently if a fire breaks out.

If workers are aware of the best ways to prevent fires, they can contribute significantly to a safer workplace.

Under government legislation, all employees are required to take adequate fire safety training, regardless of the industry they work in.

Our fire safety training courses are designed to provide employees with knowledge of the risks associated with workplace fires. It goes into detail about the causes of fire and what appropriate fire safety precautions and fire evacuation procedures should be in place in your business and ensures your organisation is compliant with fire safety legislation.

Under government legislation, all employees are required to take adequate fire safety training, regardless of the industry they work in. Our fire safety course provides suitable training for all levels of employees, including managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time staff.

Employers are required to ensure that all new employees undergo fire safety training when they first start work and that existing employees have their training refreshed if any new fire risks are identified by a risk assessment.

It saves lives.

It’s the law. Employers are legally required by law (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) to provide information, instruction, and training to employees about fire precautions in the workplace.

Prevention is the best form of firefighting, and training can stop fires happening in the first place. 

In the event of a fire, it will keep your people safer and may reduce damage to your building. 

If you manage or control a commercial property, it is your duty of care to protect all of the people in the building, workers or visitors, from the threat of a fire. As such, fire safety training is the most important element of your staff’s safety training.

Employers are legally required to provide information, instruction, and training to employees about fire precautions in the workplace. Our fire safety course helps you to meet this obligation by providing your staff with the knowledge and understanding required to act safely in the event of a fire in the workplace.

Fire safety training should start with induction training on the first day and continue in the form of regular refresher training. It’s important to keep knowledge up to date and in front of the mind, too. At least once a year provide refresher fire safety training sessions to make sure that they remain familiar with the fire safety arrangements for the workplace and are reminded of the action to be taken if there is a fire.

You have a high turnover of staff.

Your employees are responsible for the safety of hotel guests, vulnerable residents or patients.

There is a high risk of fire.

Department heads, fire marshals or fire wardens, firefighting teams in large workplaces, caring staff, floor supervisors, central control room staff, security staff (including night security patrols), attendants, stewards, kitchen staff, engineering and maintenance staff, receptionists, hotel staff … to name but a few.

fire evacuation training

fire extinguisher training

being able to identify and understand fire safety signage

being able to understand the need to have the appropriate fire escape routes clear at all times and to have suitable fire doors in place

who to contact in the event of a workplace fire?

It is important that all employees have been informed of any safe systems of work or safety procedure that needs to be followed.

From 1st October 2006, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person of any non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment, including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire and identify persons at risk. The Fire Safety Order requires the ‘responsible person’ to ensure all staff receives adequate fire safety training. This meaning it is a requirement for employers to give employees information to ensure they remain safe and know what to do in the event of a fire. This regime focuses on fire risk assessment and fire prevention, this meaning that training is more significant than ever in order to have a fire-aware workforce.

It’s about protection. The protection of employees, visitors, and customers who might be on the premises at any one time.

It’s a legal requirement. Protecting your employees from the threat of a fire is a legal requirement.

It’s about prevention. You can stop a fire before it happens. If your staff are armed with the correct knowledge regarding fires and how they start, they are going to be much more conscious about fire hazards in the workplace.

It’s about peace of mind.  Finally, fire safety training offers everyone involved peace of mind. Employees can be secure in the knowledge that they know what to do in the event of a fire, something which will, in turn, offer you peace of mind too.

What does ‘adequate fire safety training’ mean in practice? It varies from business to business, but generally includes Induction training to cover general fire awareness.

Periodic refresher training, or extra training where the level of fire risk increases as a result of changes in your operations.

Fire safety training for the healthcare sector also highlights the need to maintain a calm disposition, particularly around patients who may be easily distressed, hindering their own escape, and that of others. Healthcare staff must also be aware of evacuation procedures for individuals with limited mobility, learning difficulties, or an inability to use the stairs.