Introduction to Fire Safety in the Workplace
Understand the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of fire and protect people from harm with this online introduction to fire safety course. Investing just 30 minutes of your time in this course now could help save lives in the future.
According to government statistics, there are 15,000 fires in workplaces and places where people gather in England every year. That’s 40 fires a day.
The costs associated with fire are significant from physical costs including destruction of property, loss of income and increased insurance premiums, through to immeasurable, profound costs including loss of life, severe injury and reputational damage.
However, fire is preventable.
Highfield’s Fire Safety in the Workplace Short Course is designed to help you and your business understand the risks of fire and the steps that can be taken to mitigate the risk of fire. It will provide the knowledge required to prevent fire and protect people from harm.
The course outlines from the very basics of how fire starts and spreads, through to risk assessments and managing risk, as well as outlining the legal obligations of different people in the workplace and their roles and responsibilities relating to fire safety.
- The fire triangle
- Causes of fire
- Hazards associated with fire
- How fire spreads
- Fire protection
- Fire classification
- Fire extinguishers
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
- Fire safety briefings
- Employees’ responsibilities
- Fire risk assessment
- Actions in the event of fire
Who Is It Aimed At?
Any employee or manager where there is a requirement to understand fire safety, their roles and responsibilities and the risks associated with fire. This course can be used as a stand-alone module or included in an induction programme.
20 to 40 minutes