Fire Awareness

Overview

Under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), employers have a number of responsibilities to their employees. One of which is a safe working environment and safe access and egress (in and out of building). Fire is an integral part of this, and a business has to implement a number of measures.

This half day training course is for all staff within an organisation and is absolutely critical for those that act as fire wardens. The materials will help develop the fire awareness of attendees.

Description

Everyone has a part to play in preventing fire in the workplace. We all need to be aware of the danger of fire so that we may recognise the threat when we see it.

Topics covered:

  • Causes of Fire – Control all sources of ignition, and reduce the amount of combustible material in your workplace, and you will greatly reduce the risk of fire.
  • Fire Prevention – Control all sources of ignition, and reduce the amount of combustible material in your workplace, and you will greatly reduce the risk of fire.
  • Discovering a Fire – Knowing what to do when a fire is discovered. Covering the important factors to be aware of.
  • Fire Triangle – Fire is a chemical reaction between three important factors: Heat, Oxygen and Fuel. This section will help your participants understand these in full.
  • Fire Extinguishers – There are four different types of extinguisher in use. This part of the session will introduce each and provide information on how to use.
  • Safety Signs – One area of importance with regards safety is the use of safety signs. There are several types of safety signs that you will encounter
  • Review of Session – Creating an action plan to embed learning.

Who should attend

All staff within an organisation and is absolutely critical for those that act as fire wardens.

Requirements for Attendees