Fire in the workplace is a serious threat with the potential to cause loss of life, injury, damage to property and damage to the environment. In addition to the initial impact of the fire there is the ongoing and serious risk of loss of business, be it temporary or permanent and the inevitable insurance premium increase that will follow. Did you know, however, that most fires in the work place are preventable?
The importance of fire safety in the workplace and working environment is underpinned by our current health an safety legislation. This legislation places a duty of care on employers to ensure, so far as is “reasonably practicable”, the health, safety and welfare of it’s employees and others. This can be achieved by having sound emergency practices and procedures in place, supported by appropriately trained personnel to assist in emergency situations.
Our Fire Safety Training Level 2 course sets the foundation standard in fire safety training and is designed to help organisations and companies meet their legal requirements. It is suitable for managers and employees whose role or responsibility is to ensure that fire safety is maintained. The course syllabus is very detailed and will cover topics such as:
- Fire safety law;
- Fire hazards and risks;
- The benefits of good fire safety;
- The consequences of poor fire standards and practices in the workplace;
- The chemistry and classifications of fire;
- Fire extinguishers, their identification and correct use;
- Fire risk assessments and controls;
- Inspecting and protecting your premises or working environment;
- Fire alarms and call points;
- Fire point and evacuation signage;
- Procedures for evacuation;
- Summoning the fire service;
- The importance of Fire Wardens and Fire Marshals; and
- The importance of fire training.
Course duration is 1 day (depending on group size) starting at 08:30 am and finishing at 4:30 pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided throughout the day and are included in the course fee.
Candidates will receive continuous practical assessment throughout the training day. They will be required to sit and pass a multiple choice exam paper to gain the full qualification. A basic level of both spoken and written English will be required.
On successful completion of the training course the candidate will receive a industry recognised Level 2 Fire Safety in the Work Place Certificate which is valid for three years.