Designed for all staff working where there is potential for fire. The course provides the knowledge needed to reduce the risk of a fire starting and, in the unlikely event a fire does breakout, mitigate the impact.
DURATION | 45 minutes
FIRE SAFETY COURSE
This online Fire Safety course is designed to provide employees with the knowledge they need to reduce the chance of workplace fires. Fires have the potential to create a huge damage at great speed and it is important for all employers to take the risk seriously. Fire Safety Regulations outline what employers must do. Part of an employer’s responsibility is to ensure employees receive appropriate training.
This fully online Fire Safety Training is used by employers in many industries in place of face-to-face training. Assignment is simple and certificates are stored online and can be downloaded by employers at any point while the certification is valid.
To reduce the chance of a workplace fires by providing an awareness of best-practice fire prevention measures. In the unlikely event of a fire staff learn how to mitigate harm to themselves and others. For example, by understanding the importance of fire drills.
Please note, fire drills are a crucial part of fire safety and procedures are unique to every business. This course does not replace that knowledge and fires drills should be carried out regularly in all workplaces.
- Fire Safety legislation
- How fires start in the workplace
- Understand best practice fire safety procedures
- How to prevent specific types of fire
- Effectively respond in the event fire
- Understand basic first aid in the event of a fire
This online Fire safety course is designed for all staff in all workplaces, for example; offices, hotels, care home, warehouses.
FIRE SAFETY COURSE CONTENT
UNIT 1| RESPONSIBILITIES
We begin by detailing UK fire safety regulations and what fire safety management is. In this context, we outline both employer and employee responsibilities.
UNIT 2| HOW FIRES START
Secondly, we look at how fires can start and develop in the workplace. This covers the 3 fundamental elements needed for a fire to exist: fuel, oxygen and heat, known as the fire triangle. The unit also looks at the 4 stages of fires.
UNIT 3| FIRE PREVENTION
Thirdly, we look at fire prevention, and the measures you can take to ensure a high standard of fire safety. Because, fires don’t just happen. They are mostly caused by people due to accidents, omission, carelessness or deliberately.
UNIT 4| HEARING A FIRE ALARM
Once the fire alarm sounds, there is a small window of opportunity for everyone to escape safely. So in this unit, to save crucial seconds in an emergency, we learn about the procedures for an emergency evacuation. If staff delay, they risk inhaling more smoke and toxic fumes, reducing the chance of escaping safely.
UNIT 5 | TACKLING SMALL FIRES
Next, in unit 5, we look at the information you need for fighting fires. For example, the different types of extinguisher. However, we emphasise staff should only fight fires if they have been trained to do so, and the fire is still in the early stages.
UNIT 5 | QUIZ
Finally, you progress to the 15 question multiple choice quiz.
FIRE SAFETY CERTIFICATE
At the end of the Fire Safety course online there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz. If learners demonstrate their understanding of the course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate. If the learner scores less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they succeed. A posted certificate is available separately.
The Fire Safety certificate is valid for 3 years.
- Accelerated Learning
- CPD accredited certificate
- Learn anywhere with internet connection
- Carbon Neutral Product
- Helps meet legal duties
Why take this course?
In the UK, more than 22,000 non-residential fires are reported annually. The majority of these occur in workplaces.
Most fires are preventable, yet it is natural to think that all your staff know how to make sure fires don’t break out in the workplace, but as an employer you must not assume that to be the case. On 29th January 2020 a hotel in Scotland was fined £500,000 after a fire caused the death of 2 residents because an employee put hot ash in a cupboard.
Fire hazards pose a significant risk in the workplace. So, a lack of preparation can be devastating to human life and property. Consequently, this course provides information on safe and active fire prevention.
What do fire safety regulations require?
Legally, every business must undertake a fire safety risk assessment [See guide for Scotland]. After that, ‘appropriate’ equipment and training must be provided. This online Fire Safety course helps employers efficiently meet regulator training requirements by providing staff with an understanding of how to reduce the chance of fire. And, therefore aids compliance to legislation.
Steps to reduce the chance of workplace fires
Considerations to help reduce the chance of fires.
Some steps to consider are listed below. The most appropriate steps to take will depend on the specific risks highlighted by your fire risk assessment.
- Eliminate or replace hot work processes with processes that do not use heat/flame.
- If hot work processes cannot be changed consider a hot work permit system.
- Use forms of heating, not reliant on naked flames etc.
- Appoint and train sufficient Fire Wardens to keep standards high day-to-day.
- Sufficiently train staff to reduce the risks from fire.
- Ensure no heat source comes into direct contact with fuels. For example, stored goods, curtains etc.
- Consider the effect heat being radiated to where potential fuels are stored.
- Where multi adapters are used consider installing additional electrical sockets.
- Investigate electrical faults and initiate repair works.
- Prevent smoking on the premises.
- Provide suitable external facilities for use by smokers.
- Prohibit naked flame sources e.g. candles.
- Investigate “near misses” and implement suitable preventative measures.
- Provide efficient waste disposal arrangements.
- Ensure electrical equipment is used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
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