Prevention is better than cure, so all our fire safety courses, from basic fire awareness to fire warden training have a good proportion of fire prevention training and advice. However, in the event of a fire, your employees need to know how to safely evacuate the premises, how and when to use portable fire fighting equipment and fire wardens or marshals need to know how to undertake their role safely and effectively. Many of our courses look at human behaviour and why we may not act rationally when confronted with danger. Our fire safety courses will certainly help your employees become very fire safety conscious and confident in the event of a fire in your workplace.
As part of current fire safety legislation, employers must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and keep it up to date and valid. 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. The risk assessment is likely to identify issues such as keeping sources of ignition and flammable substances apart, ensuring good housekeeping at all times (helps to avoid build-up of rubbish that could burn), how to detect fires and warn people quickly if they start and, of course, to have the correct fire-fighting equipment available for putting a fire out quickly.
Unfortunately, dozens of lives are lost each year and many more people suffer serious and life-changing injuries as a direct result of fire. It is therefore quite right that a key component of the UK’s health and safety legislation is to provide sufficient training and information to help keep your workforce safe from fire and to know what to do that could possibly help prevent lost lives and serious injury to other people or how to effectively tackle a fire and assist in limiting the damage to your operation or business.
Whether it is a simple fire awareness course that leads your learner to a good understanding of the principles of fire prevention and fire protection or a more thorough fire safety training course that includes practical use of portable fire extinguishers, the influence and effect of human behaviour or how to undertake effective fire warden duties, trainUsafety can help. We have developed our courses in response to business needs and believe that by selecting one of our standard fire safety courses your workforce will gain the information and learning they require. However, if your workplace has a particular fire risk or your workforce has unusual or non-standard characteristics, don’t worry, we also offer a service to provide bespoke fire safety training courses that will better fit your needs