Fire is probably the biggest risk to life that most people face in the workplace. As a result employers are legally required by Fire Safety Regulations to provide information, instruction and training to employees about the fire precautions in the workplace. In order to minimise this risk it is important that all employers and employees are aware of the common causes of fire and the appropriate actions to take in the event of a fire including how to escape safely from the scene, should a fire occur. This fire safety and evacuation training will help employers to fulfil this requirement by offering learners with knowledge and understanding required to act safely in the event of a fire in the workplace.
On completion of this course learners will:
- Be aware of the key legislation relating to fire safety
- Know what the ‘Fire Triangle’ is
- Broadly know about fire detection and warning systems, how to use and react to them
- Understand the key factors relating to evacuation in the event of fire
- Know about the types of fire that can develop, and what type of extinguishers can be used on them
- Be aware of what precautions you can take to minimise the risk of fire
This course covers the following subject areas:
- Awareness of key legislation and legal requirements relating to fire safety.
- Knowledge of the 'Fire Triangle'.
- Knowledge of fire detection and warning systems and how to use and react to them.
- Fire Triangle
- Key factors relating to evacuation in the event of fire.
- Knowledge of fire types and which extinguishers can be used on them.
- Precautions to minimise the risk of fire.
Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This Virtual College course is targeted primarily at businesses needing to train their staff in Fire Safety Procedures in the workplace. However, the information is also applicable to anyone who wishes to learn how to prevent fire in the workplace and deal with it effectively should it occur.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.