Fire Safety Training
Fire training for members of staff should be especially relevant to their job role. An example would be staff members who are expected to tackle small fires with extinguisher equipment, in this instance our fire extinguisher training courses would be ideal. Additionally when hiring new workers assessing their existing fire safety knowledge is always advisable, in some cases this may be insufficient and hence utilising the experience and know-how of our dedicated instructors is essential.
Many businesses will need fire marshals as part of their operations. Understandably these fire marshals will require additional training in order to perform their role effectively. Unique Fire Protection are proud to offer in depth courses that give trainees a full understanding of fire safety issues pertaining to effective evacuation procedures and methods of fire prevention.
Fire Marshal Training
This course is for those who are responsible for overseeing fire safety, designated fire marshals and anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher.
The course includes the following modules:
- The role of the fire marshal
- Liaison with the fire & rescue service
- Action on discovering a fire
- Fire Safety Legislation
- The chemistry of fire
- Common causes of fire
- Fire safety precautions
- Fire drills and evacuation
- How to use fire extinguishers
- The whole course lasts around 4 hours, and if attended at our location refreshments will be arranged.
- All persons attending will receive a certificate of attendance.
We can tailor the course to your needs, to cover only a few of the modules or extra modules if required. Please contact us for a quote.
Fire Evacuation Training
If we are training your fire marshals or you would like assistance in co-ordinating a fire evacuation, we can assist and provide a documented report on our findings and recommendations.
Fire Prevention Training
We offer a basic Fire Prevention course which can last between one and two hours, which will highlight the importance of fire prevention and also teach basic fire precautions. Staff will gain a greater awareness of the dangers of fire and will also have more confidence to deal with a fire situation.
Where Would You Start?
You need to shape any potential fire safety training for your workforce around the different possible challenges that your particular environment would present. If you are not sure of what risks your premises holds a up to date Fire Risk Assessment would be useful. Thus carrying out a fire risk assessment to capture any and all hazards in the building. By noting every single area where there would be a minor or a major risk for new employees, you can identify what staff would need to be made aware of.
Appoint Responsible Individuals
After completing an assessment, but before informing your entire workforce, it is well advised to appoint a number of responsible individuals who already have a strong education on fire safety. These people would be given roles to oversee the likes of fire alarm drill plans and fire safety training for staff, and they would also be aware of how to handle any situations where a major risk to employee safety did break out in the workplace. A fire marshal would also be recommended for a larger business and/or a business which operated from an environment that could present regularly high-risk situations to staff.
Do Your Staff Need Training?
With all this in mind, the simple answer is that, yes, your staff would require fire safety training, but it would be the choice of you and your appointed responsible health and safety officers as to how far this training would go. They would certainly require the most minimal health and safety training in line with the risks that your environment presents prior to them beginning their employment, and as they progress into key positions or as new potential hazards arise, further advanced training may be required.
Either way, while the extent of training is down to personal opinion, it would be irresponsible to not provide fire safety training of any level for employees, especially in a location which brings a significantly high risk of hazards.