Who is this for?
This training course has been designed to introduce staff to the hazards, risks and control measures when encountering fires in the workplace
Fire Safety in the Workplace course:
To enable delegates to understand how fires start and the actions required to in ensure safety of personnel within the workplace. On completion of this training course, delegates should be able to understand the hazards and precaution related to industrial fires, and what action to take in the event of a fire.
- Understand how fires start and spread in the workplace – fire triangle
- Duties of Fire Marshals/sweepers
- Effective use of Fire Marshals/sweepers during an emergency
- Identifying and recording the hazards and risks associated to workplace fires
- Classification of fires and fire fighting equipment
- Maintenance of fire fighting equipment
- The fire plan – Emergency procedures, evacuation, escape routes and exits
- Training of staff, fire drills and communication
- Ensuring personal safety
- Identification and handling of fire extinguisher
- Practical use of fire extinguishers – fire training unit
- Apply fire prevention methods
- Fire reporting procedures
Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
Management of Health & Safety At Work Regulations 1999
The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997
Recent feedback for Fire Safety in the Workplace course:
- Explained everything perfectly – 10/10 AF – Alan Dick Communications Ltd
- Very well conducted, easily understandable, good practical experience – 10/10 RL – Alan Dick Communications Ltd
Some useful information from the HSE:
1. Who’s responsible?
If you’re an owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, you’ll be responsible for fire safety. You’re known as the ‘responsible person’.
The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, eg if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.
Fire safety rules are different in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
As the responsible person you must:
- carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
- tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
- put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
- plan for an emergency
- provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training
- You can read about how to make sure your premises are safe from fire.
If you would like to read more about Fire Safety in the Workplace – click this link to the HSE’s website for further information