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Fire Safety Awareness – with use of extinguishers

Event/course Code EDU 21/455
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction Due to the serious nature and the potential devastating consequences of fire, it is vital that all workers are aware of what to do if they discover a fire. This 3-hour course is designed for all staff regardless of role. It will cover workplace fire safety topics that are needed to ensure the safety of the employee and their fellow staff members. The course will help any member of staff to better understand the crucial information which can be so valuable in the case of a fire.

This training is suitable for Workplace Fire Marshals and instruction also satisfies the requirements laid down in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Please note this is an online course and joining instructions will be sent to you prior to the course start time. We recommend that all delegates log in to the session in plenty of time to avoid any technical delays.
Event Content By ensuring a representative from an organisation attends this course, they will meet the requirements outlined by the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 (Article 21).

The course will provide information which will allow delegates to safeguard their own health, the health of others affected by their work and any staff they might be responsible for. Refresher training should be given at least once a year. Training should be undertaken by a competent person and a record kept in some form of logbook.

Course content will cover:

• The Fire Action Plan, which forms part of your fire risk assessment, is the principle document and should be fully understood by all your employees.
• The elements of combustion and a basic understanding of the theory of fire.
• The types of fires, types of extinguishing agents, identification of fire extinguishers, use of extinguishers, use of hose reels, and the appropriate extinguisher for each type of fire.
• Discovering a fire – Personnel should be made aware of the method of raising the alarm in a premises. This should include the position of manual fire alarm call points and their method of operation.
• Hearing the fire alarm – Personnel should be made aware of the evacuation procedures in their premises. They should be shown escape routes and final exits, and they should also be made aware of fire doors and their purpose in protecting escape routes.
• Assembly points – Personnel should be shown their ‘Fire Assembly Point’ and made aware of the need to ensure everybody has been accounted for.
• Calling the Fire and Rescue Service – Personnel should be made aware of the method of calling the fire service and the location of telephones.
• A basic knowledge of the theory of fire – The fire triangle.
• Use of fire extinguishers – Personnel should be trained in the safe use of fire extinguishers. This will be present to delegates virtually.

This course is delivered by Siren training highly professional fire safety officers, who not only understand the subject well but have experience in implementing the subject and have seen both bad and good practices during the fire safety auditing processes. All Siren’s trainers have the necessary experience and qualifications to empower delegates who manage Residential Accommodation Blocks, Schools, Nurseries, Pre-schools and Offices to manage their fire safety with confidence.

Recent feedback from the course has been as follows:

• Keeping the environment safe for everyone.
• Be able to respond in an emergency to fire safety.
• More knowledge about setting out escape routes.
• It has made me more aware of the simple things that I can do to minimise risk of fire and to do when there is a fire.

It is essential that all candidates have access to adequate IT facilities as well as a good Internet connection. Ideally candidates should sit the course using a laptop or desktop that has a camera and microphone.
Event Learning Outcomes At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

• Recognise how fires start and how quickly they can spread.
• Demonstrate a general awareness of the importance of fire doors, good housekeeping and how to raise concerns with line managers.
• Demonstrate how to use an extinguisher on a controllable fire if required in an emergency.
Trainers Jonathan Mann
Expiry Date Tuesday 7 March 2023
Course categories Health and Safety
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs Yes 5 - 7 yrs Yes 7 - 11 yrs Yes 11 - 19 yrs Yes 19+ yrs No 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Monday 7 March 202209:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A