Fire Safety Training
Fire safety training helps to protect your business. It ensures everyone knows how to act safely, reducing the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a blaze. Basic fire-fighting techniques can also help to prevent small fires from becoming big emergencies.
In the UK over 1000 people are injured each year, due to workplace fires. Each workplace is therefore required to undertake a fire risk assessment. This assessment will aim to identify the potential causes of a fire in the workplace and establish controls to reduce the risk of a fire starting and reducing the risk of how it may affect people.
Employers are also required to ensure that their staff have suitable training. All staff should have some form of fire awareness training. In some workplaces there will be a requirement for trained fire marshals.
Hazards in the workplace
Some industries have a higher risk in the chance of a fire. Employees of these types of businesses need to be made aware in order to prevent a fire and been aware of where a fire may ignite. Fire may have a more significant impact on businesses that:
- Stock combustible materials including flammable liquids or gases
- have poorly maintained equipment or electrical circuits
- have public access (i.e. are at risk from arson)
- use heat processes
- have poor housekeeping standards.
- have people working alone in parts of the building
- However, it is important to note that any organisation may be affected at any time.