Who is this for?
This training course is designed to introduce staff to the hazards and precautions related to industrial fires within their places of work
The Safe Use of Fire Extinguishers Course:
To enable delegates to understand how fires start and the actions required in the event of a fire. On completion of this training course, delegates will be able to understand the hazards and precautions related to industrial fires, and what action to take in the event of a fire.
- Understand how fires start and spread in the workplace (detection)
- Identify the methods of extinguishing fires
- Fire fighting equipment
- Maintenance of fire fighting equipment
- Training of staff
- Personal Safety
- Practical use of fire extinguishers
- Apply fire prevention methods
Some useful information:
Employers (and/or building owners or occupiers) must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and keep it up to date. This shares the same approach as health and safety risk assessments and can be carried out either as part of an overall risk assessment or as a separate exercise.
Based on the findings of the assessment, employers need to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire.
To help prevent fire in the workplace, your risk assessment should identify what could cause a fire to start, ie sources of ignition (heat or sparks) and substances that burn, and the people who may be at risk.
Once you have identified the risks, you can take appropriate action to control them. Consider whether you can avoid them altogether or, if this is not possible, how you can reduce the risks and manage them. Also consider how you will protect people if there is a fire.
Carry out a fire safety risk assessment
Keep sources of ignition and flammable substances apart
Avoid accidental fires, eg make sure heaters cannot be knocked over
Ensure good housekeeping at all times, eg avoid build-up of rubbish that could burn
Consider how to detect fires and how to warn people quickly if they start, eg installing smoke alarms and fire alarms or bells
Have the correct fire-fighting equipment for putting a fire out quickly
Keep fire exits and escape routes clearly marked and unobstructed at all times
Ensure your workers receive appropriate training on procedures they need to follow, including fire drills
Review and update your risk assessment regularly