No matter how big or small your company may be, the risk of a fire breaking out is any business’s worst fear and is unfortunately one that remains a looming threat in any working environment.
In order to comply with The Regulatory Reform Order 2005, it is mandatory that all employees are provided with adequate safety information and that the fire risk in the workplace is regularly monitored and assessed, through Basic Fire Training.
There are a number of Basic Training courses which cover the key modules to ensure that your company is fully competent in management.
Key modules that should be covered by Basic Training include topics such as: dry fire training
The Chemistry of Fire
Understanding the three components that are needed for a fire to start: a source of ignition (e.g. heat), fuel (e.g. flammable liquid) and oxygen (e.g. the air around us). Steps to take to avoid the three coming together, which will reduce the chances of a occurring.
How to Identify Fire Hazards
Many substances found in the workplace can cause fires or explosions. These range from the obvious, e.g. flammable chemicals, petrol, cellulose paint thinners and welding gases, to the less obvious – engine oil, grease, packaging materials, dusts from wood, flour and sugar. It is important to be aware of the risks and to monitor them to prevent accidents.
Fire Extinguisher Training
In the event of fire, being able to competently utilise a fire extinguisher is essential. Understanding the difference between Water, Carbon Dioxide and Dry Chemical extinguishers and on what types of fire they can safely be used.
Fire Marshal Training
Assesses the correct action you should take when a fire is discovered. Fire Marshal Training also covers drills and evacuation procedures.
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to provide your workforce with training is through an online training course. Working online provides practical information in a manageable and engaging way, using sound and visuals to keep learners engaged.
Online training courses are fully flexible and they allow your staff to work through the modules in their own time, around their job. As well as this, having a set training course ensures that all of your employees have a consistent level of training across the board which should help to keep your company well prepared in the event of fire.