Figures show that in the last four years in the UK, nearly 1,500 people have been injured in fires in the workplace, with thirty-two people tragically losing their lives. The risk to life and limb is clear, and injuries can be caused both by the fire and during attempts to escape to safety.
Appointing a fire marshal in the workplace ensures that a competent person is on-site to be able to help prevent potential fires and to manage the situation in the event of an emergency. Fire safety training for fire marshals or wardens equips people with the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective prevention and management in line with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The course covers:
- Fire legislation
- The basic chemistry of fire and its differing classes
- Fire fighting procedures
- Causes of fires and their prevention
- Emergency lighting
- Fixed fire fighting installations
- Evacuation assembly point and fire drills
- Fire alarms
- Fire hazards
- Routine fire safety inspections and maintaining a fire log
- Risk assessment awareness
- Extinguisher recognition and use (theory and practical)
Fire can have devastating consequences for people as well as for a business’ prospects of survival.