Fire Safety Training in the workplace is extremely important to the health and safety of both staff and customers. But how often should fire training course be taken?
Our guide explains what the course is about, why it is so important to the workplace and how often your staff should be refreshing their training.
What is Fire Safety Training?
Fire Safety courses are held to educate on the risks and causes of fire as well as teaching how to best react and respond in the event of a fire and how to help extinguish the fire safely. The courses include a mix of both practical and theoretical learning and can be taught in various group sizes.
There are a range of different courses available including:
What will you learn at a Fire Safety Course?
Elements of the course can include (but are not limited to):
- The chemistry and behaviours of fire
- Fire classifications
- The dangers of fire
- Fire prevention
- Alarm raising procedures
- Fire evacuation procedures
- Extinguisher classification
- Extinguisher training
- Fire Blanket training
- First Aid Fire Fighting
Why is Fire Safety Training so important?
Having staff trained in fire safety and fire awareness is a great asset to your business and the safety and well being of your staff and customers. Fires in the workplace can have a significant impact on businesses with companies potentially losing significant amounts of money, work and business as well as posing a risk of health problems, injury or even fatality to staff and customers. With trained staff and the correct knowledge, both the risk and consequences of a fire can be greatly minimised.
How often should Fire Safety Training be refreshed?
It is crucial that all staff in the workplace have Fire Safety Training as part of each staff member’s induction.
We recommend this training is refreshed annually to ensure staff have refreshed awareness of fire safety and procedures.
This is particularly important in workplaces where there is a high turnover of staff, high risk of fire or several guests/customers that the staff are responsible for.
More regular training may be required for those with particular responsibilities in the event of fire such as department heads, fire marshals and those who look after vulnerable people such as carers.