Minimise the risk to life and comply with legislation with our online Fire Safety Awareness training course. Fire is one of the biggest risks that your employees face on a daily basis in the workplace. With around 50 people killed and more than 2000 seriously injured every year, it is vital that your staff know the causes and actions to take in a fire. In fact, every staff member is legally required to undergo basic fire safety training.
This fire safety course will teach your staff the fire safety signs, the risks of fire safety in the workplace, how to avoid a fire by spotting fire hazards, the different fire extinguisher types and their legal responsibilities. Upon successful completion of this training course, learners will receive a digital Fire Safety Awareness certificate, which can be used to show their compliance.
- General fire safety
Cover the fire law (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005), what premises are covered by the legislation, who is responsible for fire safety awareness and the responsibilities of the employer and employee.
- The science behind fires
Learn about potential fire hazards & risks that can arise in the workplace, the causes of fire, how they spread and the 3 elements of fire such as fuel, oxygen and ignition/heat.
- Risk assessment
Understand fire safety management – this covers written risk assessments, checking fire alarms, fire detection equipment and emergency lighting and ensuring you have the correct records kept. Along with evacuation procedures and appointing the “competent person” for fire safety (Fire Marshal).
- Emergency protocol
Cover emergency protocol including high and low-risk premises, fire inspections, alterations notice, enforcement notice and prohibition notice.
- Fire classifications and their properties
This fire safety module covers the types of fires and the related symbols to look out for.
- The types of fire extinguishers and their uses
Learn about the 6 different types of fire extinguishers and which one to use for the type of fire at hand. You will also cover how to use a fire extinguisher with the P.A.S.S technique.
- Fire evacuation procedures, drills and tests
This section covers fire exits, escape routes, what to do during an evacuation, how people may react to fire and the evacuation procedures including Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP) and using an evacuation chair.
- Effects of fires
This fire safety awareness module will cover the 3 types of effects of fire: smoke, backdraft and flashover. Along with the effects of smoke inhalation.
- Preventing Fires
Learn how to prevent fires and control flammable substances.
- Relevant safety measures
Cover relevant safety measures and what fire safety equipment your workplace should have, along with the different detection and warnings of fire such as alarms, call points, sirens & bells and voice alarms. You will also learn the importance of emergency lighting and fire safety signs.
- The role of the fire marshal/fire wardens
Learn the role of a Fire Marshal in a workplace and what they should do in an event of a fire.
- Discovering and reporting risks
Know how to discover and report any fire safety risks in the workplace.
This course is CPD accredited and is delivered by a Skills For Care Endorsed Provider. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
- Lectures 11
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes