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Fire Safety Awareness

The Regulatory (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that:-

  • All work places carry out a fire risk assessment
  • All work places have an emergency plan
  • Employees have fire training and induction periodically
  • Staff with specific duties such as Fire Wardens and Fire Marshalls have specific Role related training

All Security can help with your Fire Safety needs by surveying your site and providing a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment.

All Security can also provide Fire Training either as a basic introduction to Fire Safety or specific training for Fire Wardens of Fire Marshalls.

Issues to be particularly aware of regarding Fire Safety in the public work place are:

  • Speed of Fires - Unchecked fires travel rapidly.  Do not delay when you hear the alarm.  Leave the building immediately.
  • Fire/Smoke Doors – These prevent the spread of smoke.  Do not obstruct or wedge them open or allow others to do so. 
  • Escape Routes – Staff should explore the building to get to know all the different escape routes available, and how to operate the various types of door locks found at the final exits.  In the event of a fire you may need to know more than one.
  • Blocked Escape Routes – All exit routes (exit doors, stairways and corridors) should be kept free of obstructions such as rubbish and furniture.  Do not dump such items in corridors or condone others doing so. 
  • Fire Instructions – In compliance with Fire Safety Awareness training, these should be posted in corridors and on staircase landings.  Read them.  Basically, if you find a fire, set off the alarm and leave the building.  Don’t tackle the fire unless you have been trained and are confident in the use of fire extinguishers.
  • Assembly Points – There may be formal assembly points for staff in a workplace, but if not the general instruction in Fire Safety Awareness is to move well away (100 metres at least) from the building to let others out and the Fire Brigade in - and don’t stand in the road.
  • Evacuation of the Disabled – Difficulties can arise with wheelchair users, people on crutches, the frail and/or elderly, heavily pregnant women or any other person whose restricted mobility may unduly delay the evacuation of others down staircases.  In a panic situation they might actually be swept aside by the more able bodied. Accordingly, such persons should be evacuated horizontally to a place of relative safety i.e. a staircase landing and wait there with a companion while a message is sent ahead to the designated Duty Attendant informing him/her of their location.  If necessary, the Duty Attendant will arrange for their evacuation by trained individuals or the Fire Brigade. While waiting, if the staircase clears then those persons whose disability allows them to make downward progress may start to descend at their own pace.

Fire Safety Awareness Training Courses
A basic course in Fire Safety Awareness typically lasts about two hours and covers the basics that every employee is required to know by law, including the use of fire extinguishers, the action to be taken in the event of a fire and fire prevention.  By the end of the Fire Safety Awareness course the delegates will be able to state their role in dealing with a Fire Emergency Situation, identify fire safety hazards in their workplace, state how fires can be prevented in their workplace, select and safely use appropriate fire fighting equipment, and understand their individual responsibility in the workplace fire evacuation procedure.

The content covered by a Fire Safety Awareness training course should always include the following:

  • Fire Prevention
  • The Fire Triangle.
  • Identify fire hazards and potential hazards in the workplace and corrective action required to make area safe.firesafety.jpg
  • Types of fire.
  • Fire Extinction
  • Identify differences in fire fighting equipment.
  • Fire extinguisher symbols 
  • Contents of extinguishers.
  • Hose / Nozzle. 
  • Match correct equipment to type of fire. 
  • Safe and effective use of fire extinguishers.
  • Personal safety.
  • Safe use of fire blanket. 
  • To fight or not to fight.   
  • Fire Evacuation
  • Action to take when you discover a fire.
  • Action to take when you hear the fire alarm.
  • Calling the emergency services.
  • Do's and Don'ts during fire evacuation
  • The Assembly Point. 
  • Assisting the Fire Brigade and what information they require.
  • Contingency plans - should all or part of the workplace become
    out of bounds  
  • Case Study
  • Group Exercise to consolidate the learning objective

Fire Safety Awareness training from All Security is an essential service to provide staff protection. All Security Limited has been established since 1969. During our 39 years we have earned an outstanding reputation for excellence and reliability.

Fire Safety Awareness is a legal requirement and our service begins with an overall and thorough assessment. All Security offer specialist advice in areas such as Fire Safety, Site Safety and Crime prevention. An ongoing review is provided by our Trained Security Consultants to ensure that your arrangements are up to date and keep pace with any changing requirements.

For your free initial assessment Contact us and have peace of mind for your Fire Safety Awareness Training and make sure your business complies with the Fire Safety Order 2006

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