Duration 1 day
This course has been designed to reinforce workplace policies and practices in fire prevention and evacuation procedures. Delegates will be made aware of their responsibilities under health & safety legislation together with practical information on basic fire fighting. Hands-on experience is gained through the use of fire extinguishers and general worplace scenarios to enable employees to dramatically reduce the risk of injury or damage to premises.
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: Current legislation and Responsibilities
- The Role of the Fire Marshal
- Causes of Fire: The Fire Triangle
- How fire spreads: Convection, Conduction, Radiation, Flashover, Backdraft
- Arson: Statistics, Safeguarding against
- Fire detection and warning &Means of escape
- Risk Assessment: Identify levels of Risk, Who is at risk, Eliminate or control Risks, Consider improvement, Record findings, Prepare / update emergency plan, Review assessment
- Fire fighting equipment: Fire Extinguishers (use of), Fire Blankets, Sprinkler systems
- The Emergency Plan & evacuation
- The Fire Drill
- Hazardous materials (CoSHH)
- Recognising fire hazards at home
Methods of Delivery
A range of methods will be used. These include: paired work; individual reflection; case scenarios; action planning. The trainer will also be usinf presentation slildes.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
Candidates will be
- Aware of the importance of safe working practice.
- Aware of their company's fire and evacuation policy.
- Aware of the importance of fire risk assessments and their responsibility in complying with them.
- Aware of the causes of fire, the way fire spreads and the methods used to prevent fires.
- Able to use available fire fighting equipment correctly.
- Aware of the safety signs & symbols in their workplace.
- Aware of the information the emergency services need on arrival at the scene.
- Capable of recognizing hazards in the workplace & their responsibility for reporting.
This course is suitable for:
· those who are responsible for overseeing fire safety
· designated fire marshals
· anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher.
Loose and comfortable clothing is advised to be worn on the day for the practical aspects of the course.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Health & Safety