This course is designed to provide employers and employees with adequate knowledge of the risks associated with workplace fires.

The course will explore the causes of fires, how to undertake a fire risk assessment and how you can ensure that appropriate fire safety precautions are in place in your business.
Fire safety is incredibly important and failure to comply with government fire safety regulations could potentially lead to prosecution, fines or legal claims. Training in fire safety is therefore compulsory for all organisations.

Who should take the course?

Government legislation requires all employees to undertake adequate fire safety training, regardless of the industry they work in. The course provides comprehensive training for all levels of employees, including managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time staff.

Employers are required to ensure that all new employees undergo fire safety training when they first start work and that existing employees have their training refreshed if any new fire risks are identified during the risk assessment process.

This course is also suitable for people undertaking training to become the designated fire warden for their company. As a fire warden you must have a thorough understanding of fire safety legislation, fire safety precautions and fire-fighting equipment. This course provides all the necessary knowledge to be able to fulfil this requirement.

Course content

The course is divided into four sections and also includes an assessment at the end.

  • Fire Safety Responsibilities – why fire safety is important, fire safety regulations, DSEAR regulations, who the regulations apply to, the responsible person, how to comply with fire safety law, employee duties and enforcement of the law.
  • Fire Risk Assessment – what a risk assessment is, identifying hazards, the fire triangle, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating risks, recording findings, reviewing and updating the risk assessment.
  • Fire Detection and Evacuation Procedures – fire detection and warning systems, fire escape routes, evacuation procedures, evacuation of disabled people, emergency lighting, writing an evacuation plan, fire drills and employee training.
  • Fire Extinguishers and Safety Signs – types of fire extinguishers, how many fire extinguishers are needed, equipment maintenance, fire safety sign regulations, types of fire safety sign and fire action notices.

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, individuals will:

  • Understand how to ensure your business or premises complies with fire safety regulations
  • Understand your duties in eliminating or reducing the risk of fire in the workplace
  • Be aware of the components and causes of fire
  • Be able to undertake a fire risk assessment
  • Have a clear understanding of fire safety procedures and the steps to be taken in the event of a fire
  • Be able to distinguish between different types of fire extinguisher and understand their uses and constraints

Course duration and cost

The course is delivered on the client’s premises by a qualified Symphotech trainer and takes approximately 3 hours to complete. The cost of the course is dependent upon any specific requirements you may have, but is generally £65 per student (subject to a minimum of 10 students per course).

Are you in need of further information?

If you require further information on any Symphotech course, or to discuss your specific requirements please do not hesitate to contact us.