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 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 to ensure their employees receive appropriate training.
This course is designed for employees who wish to take a more active role in their organisations ﬁre safety from creating policies and procedures to actually implementing them at a level of ﬁre warden. Successful candidates will be awarded certificate of attendance.
A range of subjects are covered including –
- The hazards and risks associated with ﬁre in the workplace
- How ﬁre risk is controlled in the workplace
- The role of the nominated ﬁre warden
- The principles and practice of ﬁre safety management at work
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.