You will no doubt be well aware of the potentially devastating effects of ﬁres in the workplace in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and to the business continuity. You may also be aware that it is believed that most ﬁres are preventable.
The importance of ﬁre safety in the workplace is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures and ensure their employees receive appropriate training.
This course is designed for all employees as an introduction to ﬁre awareness and is an excellent ingredient in the induction programme of new employees. It deals with how ﬁres can occur and what to do in the event of a ﬁre. The course also provides a foundation for those who want to develop their basic ﬁre safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking more speciﬁc ﬁre safety roles in the workplace to manage ﬁre risk (e.g. as ﬁre wardens/marshals/stewards etc.)
Successful learners will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon completion.
A range of subjects are covered including –
- The common causes of ﬁre
- The behaviour of ﬁre
- Legislation (brief) and responsibilities
- Fire prevention
- What to do if a ﬁre breaks out
- How to use ﬁre extinguishers
- Emergency evacuation procedures
A certificate of attendance will be issued to the learner, subject to successfully completing the test paper.
This certificate expires after 1 year or 3 years dependant on the risk of the building, refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital.
A maximum of 16 learners are allowed, they must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certiﬁcate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A learner cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that they are suitable for that role.