The importance of fire – safety training can’t be overestimated.
One of the worst fires in UK history took place at Grenfell Tower, London, in June 2017, claiming the lives of at least 60 people. Questions have been raised in the aftermath of the fire about fire safety in the newly renovated building, and why the fire was so catastrophic.
The disaster at Grenfell brought the importance of fire safety into the spotlight and served as a grim reminder of the dangers of fire.
Fire safety in the workplace
Fire safety is of paramount importance in any workplace. With the correct training, employees can eliminate fire hazards and respond quickly and efficiently if a fire breaks out. Without appropriate fire safety training, a small occurrence can quickly escalate to a major incident with devastating consequences.
Lack of attention to fire safety can result in loss of life and significant injury, as well as the destruction of buildings.
Business owners are responsible for ensuring that the workplace meets all health and safety standards, including fire safety. If employees are not fully trained and aware of fire safety regulations then as well as risking the health of their staff, the employer is liable for negligence. Breaches of fire safety laws can result in unlimited fines and imprisonment.
Fire safety training at National Training Centre, Denbigh
LEVEL 1 FIRE SAFETY AWARENESS
This is a half-day course with refresher training recommended every 3 years.
The Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who want to increase their awareness of fire safety in the workplace.
Candidates will learn basic fire safety principles in order to ensure they are keeping themselves and others in the workplace safe at all times. They will also learn what to do in the event of an emergency and the simple measures that can be taken to control the risk of fires.
Subjects covered include: causes of fire in the workplace, the costs of fires in the workplace from the perspective of employers, employees, and society, basic fire safety duties and responsibilities, fire safety equipment checks etc.
This course covers all that is needed to ensure that all employees have a good understanding of fire safety in just half a day, minimising disruption to your organisation’s day to day activity.
LEVEL 2 FIRE SAFETY
This is a one day course with refresher training recommended every 3 years.
The Level 2 Award in Fire Safety is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for anyone who has a specific responsibility for fire safety in the workplace, such as designated fire wardens and fire marshals. Successful candidates will gain an understanding of fire safety management at work and the specific roles and responsibilities related to fire safety in the workplace.
Subjects covered include causes of fires in the workplace, the fire triangle, identifying and controlling fire hazards, fire prevention, fire detection and raising the alarm, and means of escape
For full details of both course and to book, visit https://www.alls.co.uk/training/courses/fire-safety/