FIRE SAFETY

Each year people needlessly die or are seriously injured as a result of fire in the workplace. Fire can cost businesses vast amounts of money, sometimes causing them to close permanently. It is vital for businesses to ensure that their premises meet fire safety regulations, while ensuring all employees and visitors know what action to take in the event of fire.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) requires the ‘responsible person’ (employer, occupier or owner) to take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and ensure safe escape for both employees and visitors. The FSO requires the responsible person to:

  • ensure all employees are provided with adequate safety training at the time they are first employed and on being exposed to new and increased risks.

  • appoint one or more ‘competent persons’ to assist with fire safety in the workplace, and provide them with sufficient training to remain effective in reducing the risks from fire hazards.

  • make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the fire risks in the workplace to which relevant persons are exposed, for the purpose of identifying general fire precautions.

 

CIEH LEVEL 1 AWARD IN FIRE SAFETY AWARENESS

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The Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness is designed to help an organisation to meet its duties under current fire safety legislation by providing employees with essential knowledge about fire safety, helping them to understand how to prevent a fire from starting as well as what actions to take if a fire does break out.

Outline programme

This qualification covers the following topics:

  • Main causes and effects of fires in the workplace
  • Duties and responsibilities (of employers, employees and fire wardens)
  • Procedures in the event of a fire
  • Actions to be taken in the event of a fire
  • Fire prevention measures
  • Fire risk management, including risk assessment
  • The fire triangle
  • Fire risk control measures (active and passive)
  • Reporting fire safety issues
  • Portable fire-fighting equipment
  • Simple checks of portable fire-fighting equipment

Qualification information

Designed for: all employees:

  • those with no specific fire-safety role
  • those undertaking induction training
  • as an introduction for those who intend to move on to further fire-safety training

Duration 1/2 Day

Course Cost £50.00 + VAT per person

 

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CIEH LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FIRE SAFETY PRINCIPLES

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The Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles allows candidates to develop their basic fire safety awareness. It is particularly useful for employees who are to have a designated responsibility for workplace fire safety, for example as fire wardens or fire marshals, and provides the knowledge that will allow them to carry out duties relating to fire safety and emergency procedures.

Outline programme

This qualification covers the following topics:

  • Causes of fire in the workplace
  • Fire hazards
  • Characteristics of fire and smoke spread
  • Fire control methods
  • Means of escape
  • Fire detection and raising the alarm
  • Extinguishing fires
  • Fixed fire-fighting systems
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Legal duties and penalties
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Role of the fire warden
  • Induction briefings

Qualification information

Designed for: employees who hope to develop their basic fire safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking more specific fire safety roles in the workplace to manage fire risk (e.g. as fire wardens/marshals/stewards etc.)

 

Duration 1 Day

Course Cost £100.00  + VAT per person ( includes lunch )

 

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FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING

 

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The RRO (or Fire Safety Order 2005) has made fire safety training a legal requirement for staff members. This course will help employers fulfil their obligations under the RRO to uphold fire safety in the workplace and use Fire Extinguishers.

This course includes a ‘hands on’ practical session on fire extinguishers. The fires are created with our LPG fire rigs and controlled by the trainer at all times.

 

Delegates receive

  • An overview of fire classifications.
  • Fire safety training and how to identify fire hazards in areas of work and general locations
  • An understanding of Extinguisher types and uses
  • Knowledge of how to respond in an emergency
  • An understanding of the means to extinguish a fire.

Duration 1/2 day

Cost £45.00 per person

 

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