Every member of staff legally requires some form of Fire Awareness Training.

This online programme is an effective and hassle-free way to ensure that you follow current legislation – as well as providing an easily accessible record of staff training.

Keep your workplace safe and learn about the risks that fire poses to health and safety. This course will introduce you to fire signage, allow you to participate in interactive fire extinguisher training, and gain an informed overview of evacuation procedures.

This Fire Awareness Course can be used in conjunction with our Fire Warden Training – every organisation should have least one fire warden; larger companies should consider having multiple fire wardens. ​

Fire Awareness in the Workplace – Training Course Contents

1. The Nature of Fire

To begin, we cover the nature of fire – how it works, and the different ways in which it can spread; we also cover smoke and the dangers it poses. This introduction is important for users so they understand what behaviour to expect from fire and smoke. It will help in the process of keeping the workplace safe.

2. Fire Signage

Health and safety signs can save lives – they are used to communicate important messages to prevent injury or give instructions in an emergency. This section identifies the different types of signs you may see in the workplace; we define what they look like, what they mean, and our Traffic Light System provides a simple way to remember the different types.

 

3. Fire Hazards

In this section, we discuss the potential fire hazards that can arise in the workplace – covering ignition sources, flammables and combustibles. We also discuss certain working practices that need to be implemented to avoid creating fire hazards.

4. Emergency Procedure

This section explains what action to take in the event of an emergency. This step-by-step process includes raising the alarm, calling emergency services, and an evacuation procedure. We also explain what you should do if you’re unable to escape in an emergency, including a demonstration of the “Stop, Drop & Roll” technique.

5. Portable Fire Extinguishers

To conclude our programme, this section teaches users about when it’s safe to fight a fire, and when it’s NOT. We provide demonstrations on how to use the five common types of fire extinguisher, as well as fire blankets. Users learn about the different “Classes of Fire”, and which extinguisher to use on each class.

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Duration: 30 Minutes

Get in touch on 01206 363710 or info@helmsmanservices.co.uk to request a free trial.

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