Fire Safety in the workplace

Fire safety in the workplace

Fire safety awareness is not just knowing where to find the nearest fire exit. It’s about being informed and prepared so you know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Employers have a duty to ensure the workplace is a safe environment for all staff and visitors. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 identifies key responsibilities that must employers must follow. These include:

  • Carrying out a fire risk assessment of the premises and reviewing it regularly
  • Telling staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
  • Putting in place and maintaining appropriate fire safety measures
  • Planning for an emergency
  • Providing staff with information, fire safety instruction and training

So how do you ensure that you are meeting all these requirements? Our advice is to choose a training provider who can provide interactive and engaging training that focuses on the following key topics:

Fire Prevention – Awareness is the key to prevention. This ranges from knowing how to prevent a fire from occurring in the workplace to which steps to follow when conducting a fire risk assessment.

The Causes of Fire – Do you know what are the most common causes of fire in the workplace? Understanding what elements are required to start and support a fire will help you know what to do in an emergency.

Fire Safety Equipment – Do you know what the different types of fire-fighting equipment are and how to use them? Different fire extinguishers are used dependent on the type of fire. In the heat of the moment would you feel confident to select the correct one?

Emergency Procedures – Would you know what to do in the event of an evacuation? To ensure that your staff and visitors remain safe it is vital to have identified safe evacuation routes out of your building.

At Avail our Fire Safety Awareness training is highly interactive and has been designed to engage, inspire and excite. Our course content focuses on these four key areas and is aligned to legislative and regulatory requirements to support you as an employer. Staff who complete this course will learn the steps of a fire risk assessment, good practices to follow to prevent a fire from starting, what causes a fire and the processes to follow in the event of an emergency or evacuation.

Our Fire Safety Awareness training costs just £30.00. For more information or to book please visit our Fire Safety Awareness page.

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