Knowledge saves lives. If you are responsible for your employees, it’s important that you provide fire safety training for them.
Why provide fire safety training for employees?
- It can help save lives in the event of a fire
- It’s a legal requirement
- Prevention is key, and training can potentially stop fires happening in the first place
- If a fire occurs, training will instil confidence in your employees throughout the evacuation procedure and could also potentially reduce building damage
The actions of staff in the event of a fire is likely to be crucial to their safety and that of other people in the premises. As such, all staff should receive basic fire safety induction training and attend refresher training sessions at pre-determined intervals. Those nominated to use fire extinguishers should receive additional training.
You’ll need to have some staff trained as fire wardens. The number you need will depend on the level of risk on-site, and the number of employees you have on the premises at any one time. A comprehensive fire risk assessment will determine the level of risk, and how many fire wardens you should have.
It is also recommended that fire drills are carried out twice per year to ensure that the emergency evacuation plan is fully understood, and that staff fire safety training has been effective.
What courses are available?
BusinessWatch provides a comprehensive programme of fire safety training courses to cover all business needs. These include:
and our most popular course –
How are the courses delivered?
Our range of courses can be delivered either on-site (which we recommend) or at an alternative training location if on-site isn’t feasible. We will ensure that everyone who needs fire safety training receives it – regardless of working hours, shift patterns or locations.
Our courses vary in length but typically last between 2 and 4 hours – depending on which course is selected. The number of attendees per course is between 15 and 20.
Are your training courses accredited?
All our training courses are recognised by the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE). Founded in 1918, the IFE assesses knowledge of fire and professional experience, awarding internationally recognised membership grades and fire-related qualifications.
On completion of the training course, each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance.