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Workplace fire training sessions – What you should include!

Workplace fire training content

Managers can plan workplace fire training sessions by using their evacuation plan and also fire emergency plan content.

So what does this include? Government guidance details staff training content for different workplace so persons arranging training should follow this guide:

  • Action on discovery of a fire (How to operate the alarm, action for small fires and also larger fires).
  • Warning if there is a fire (Details of the fire alarm and also what to do when it operates).
  • How to call the fire brigade.
  • Evacuation of the building at all times.
  • How to shut off machines and processes.
  • The assembly point and whether it is a roll call or sweep accounting method.
  • Who meets the fire service and where?
  • Where are the escape routes and also how to open fire exits.
  • How to use fire extinguishers and other fire fighting equipment.
  • Who has responsibilities in the event of a fire?
  • What training will be given and how will get it?
  • Provision of information to relevant persons such as staff, other tenants and neighbours

Our workplace fire training courses

Some of our fire training courses include fire emergency plan content and can also be adapted to include clients own procedures. For more details either call our team or send us an email.

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Should we tell our staff we are going to have a fire drill?

Fire drill advice

This fire drill question was asked at a fire training course in London we held recently. One attendee had noticed the difference in published information. Details that differ in British Standard and government guidance booklets.

British Standards states:

“Test evacuations should be notified only to those persons who have designated responsibilities, to make the evacuations as realistic as possible”.

All of the government guidance booklets (premises specific) detail the following:

“The health and safety risks of surprise drills may outweigh the benefits gained”

Which organisation is right? British Standards or the Government!  Responsible persons should note both British Standards and government guidance booklets are advice and not law.

Fire service advice?

Many fire services take the view that notice should be given to all staff before a fire drill. Here is why:

  • Government guidance suggests that you should.
  • There may be safety issues of not telling staff.
  • There may be a better response and evacuation when the alarm sounds for a real fire
  • It allows sufficient time to brief fire drill observers and to provide them with instructions on what to look for (government guidance good practice).
  • Allows a manager to select a member of staff to operate the fire alarm call point with a test key. This action will determine staff knowledge of fire alarm call point positions and other fire safety measures.
  • Staff and visitors can secure valuables prior to the fire drill.
  • Ensure staff can secure any equipment and important data before the fire drill.
  • Provide for better staff and organisation  planning

Our fire training courses

Managers can find more details of fire drills, fire marshal training courses by calling us or email.

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