Fire Marshal Training
Is your Fire Marshal Training up to date? Our courses are delivered in the comfort of your workplace where we come to you and can deliver at a date and time to suit your workforce. This course will help learners to understand how a fire may start and spread; how to assess and manage these risks in the workplace; and how to use fire fighting equipment.
It is delivered by professional fire fighters giving the learners the most up to date knowledge, training and skills in the following:
Fire Marshal Training Course Contents:
- Legislation causes of workplace fires
- Understanding human behaviour
- Understanding how fire spreads
- Classes of fire precautions
- Reducing the risk
- Fire fighting procedures
- Fire risk assessment
- Extinguisher recognition and use
- Fire action planning and reactive role of Fire Marshal / Warden
It is imperative for the workplace that the employer, owner or occupier ensures that their premises meet fire safety regulations, while ensuring all employees and visitors know what to do in the event of fire and therefore, this course is suitable for:
- those who are responsible for managing fire safety
- designated fire marshals / fire wardens
- anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher
People often believe the outbreak of a fire won’t happen in their workplace, but this attitude is a recipe for disaster. Fire represents numerous dangers to workplaces, both in terms of the damage it can cause to facilities and premises, but more importantly through the fact that it can cause fatalities. Take a look at the Common Causes of Fire in the Workplace.
Faulty Electrical Equipment
Electrical faults tend to be caused by defective wiring, overloaded sockets or plugs, and equipment that is old and malfunctioning, becoming overloaded and leading to sparks that start a fire on combustible materials.
Having PAT tests carried out regularly will go a long way to reducing the risks associated with electrical fires.
Clutter is a common issue in offices as it is full of combustable materials and fire hazards. If regular cleaning and maintenance is not carried out, it will eventually increase the odds associated with a fire breaking out.
This can be simply a build up of dust, grease, and overloaded refuse areas. Poorly ventilated areas can cause machinery and equipment to become overwhelmed with heat which can lead to a fire.
A regular cleaning regime and ensuring work areas are at an optimal state is integral for reducing potential fire risks.
If a workplace is known to utilise flammable or combustible material then correct usage, storage, disposal and handling processes must be highly regulated and safety must be considered paramount for all workers.
Proper education and training on handling combustible and flammable materials must be done regularly.
Although, not intentional, a number of things can happen in a variety of ways including burning food in a staff area, spilling flammable liquids, improper use of machinery or equipment that overheats, and simple carelessness.
One method to prevent these types of incidents from escalating is to ensure there’s plenty of suitable fire extinguishers located around the work area.
It’s also important that all employees are properly trained on how to use fire extinguishers.
In an attempt to get a task done quicker, short cuts have been known to be taken where certain workers have chosen to ignore correct procedures to get the job done faster, which could indirectly cause a major fire and health and safety risk.
Example being the blocking of ventilation areas, stacking paper or card in a flammable area, misusing or improperly storing flammable or combustible materials, or overusing equipment or using equipment improperly.
To help avoid these known issues, it’s imperative to train your employees appropriately.
Unfortunately, arson and the deliberate act of starting fires is not as uncommon as some think.
Businesses, whether industrial or commercial have been known to be targeted by vandals.
Some methods to prevent criminals from causing fires is to use close circuit television cameras and motion sensor lights as a detergent. A suitable security system in most cases would make vandals think twice.
Another method to help deal with a potential fire is to have an interior anti-fire sprinkler system installed, especially in areas that are higher risk. This can help limit the damage if a fire broke out, and prevent any fires from spreading to different parts of the building.
*Prevention is of upmost priority and training all employees on fire safety can hugely reduce the risks of fire in the workplace.*
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