Overview

Everyone has a shared responsibility when it comes to practicing fire safety in the workplace. To ensure that major incidents are avoided, there should be evidence of a dedicated approach to risk management across all levels of an organisation. Knowledge and understanding can go a long way in achieving this, with fire safety training laying the foundations for a positive safety culture amongst employees.

Our training consists of multiple modules which can be tailored to meet the specific needs of delegates and their organisation. We can create a course to meet every need, with modules covering the theoretical and legal elements of fire safety, whilst supporting knowledge with practical techniques for evacuation.

Using an array of real-life examples, we encourage individuals to be attentive towards potential hazards within their working environment. This is accompanied by in-depth guidance on equipment and signage, which helps to reduce the risk of issues escalating in the future.

Learning outcomes (will vary by module selected)

  • Be able to manage fire safety effectively in the workplace
  • Develop knowledge of the science behind fire and the ways in which it can spread
  • Understand the elements of a fire risk assessment and fire evacuation strategies
  • Be able to identify common fire hazards
  • Become confident with the operation of fire safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers
  • Become confident in reacting appropriately to a fire incident
  • Understand the importance of fire safety signage and equipment
  • Understand the importance of implementing a fire evacuation strategy
  • Be able to manage the process of evacuation safely
  • Understand the roles involved in a safe response to fire
  • Be able to calculate evacuation times and understand how these can be reduced
  • Be able to complete horizontal evacuation and Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)

Who will benefit?

  • Anybody that is assigned fire safety responsibilities within a business
  • Managers, supervisors, or employees of residential accommodation, including care homes
  • Individuals who act as the designated fire warden for a business or building
  • Anyone expecting to take on fire warden responsibilities in the future

Modules (1 hour each)

1. Fundamentals (Theory)

  • Legal, moral, and financial reasons for managing fire safety
  • How fires start and spread

2. Managing fire safety (Theory)

  • How to prevent fires
  • How to stop fires spreading

3. Tackling fires and evacuation* (Theory)

  • When and how to use fire fighting equipment and evacuation equipment
  • What to do in the event of fire

*Not required if selecting Modules 4, 5, and 6

4. Use of fire fighting equipment* (Practical)

  • Demonstration of firefighting equipment (extinguishers and fire blankets)
  • Assessment of delegates using equipment

*If extinguishers are not available at the organisation receiving training, AHR Consultants will provide them at an additional cost

5. Use of evacuation equipment* (Practical)

  • Demonstration of evacuation equipment (Evacuation chairs/Mattresses/Ski sheets)
  • Assessment of delegates using equipment

*Using equipment provided by the organisation that is receiving training

6. Fire drill (Practical)

  • Carrying out fire drills with delegates using roleplay including use of fire alarm panel, safe search and rescue

Dates and location

Due to the nature of this course it is most effective when delivered in-house. Contact us for more information.

Course fees

In-house training costs on application.

How to book

Call 0345 076 2288 or email marketing@ahrconsultants.co.uk. View the terms and conditions.