Each year, people die or are seriously injured as a result of fire in the workplace. Fire can cost businesses vast amounts of money, sometimes causing them to close permanently. It is vital for businesses to ensure that their premises meet fire safety regulations, while ensuring all employees and visitors know what action to take in the event of fire.
There is a requirement under the The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) to provide staff fire safety training, and not doing so can lead to prosecution. The training needs to be provided on induction into the business, periodically following this or when there have been significant changes in the business. A record of the training need to be kept.
Fire Safety Training – Why Is It Important?
Do you know on an average 3000 people get killed due to Fire accidents in the US? Do you know companies lose million dollars every year, due to Fire Accidents? These numbers are too high, how can we get them down? Let us see if Training on Fire Safety will serve the purpose.
The reaction of the employees, if there is fire in the office premises, is not only important for their safety, but also to the other people on the premises. If there are fire accidents at workplace, it leads to loss of man, material and hence money. Studies by National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) revealed that the general public, does not retain knowledge on Fire Safety.
According to the reports by CFA & MFB, especially younger and older people lack sufficient knowledge on Fire Safety. As a result, they have high fatality rate when compared to other age groups.
Fire Industry Association (FIA) of UK stated that fire costs UK business millions of pounds due to property damage, fines, compensation and industry premiums. Hence, there is a tremendous need to create awareness, among employees regarding the Fire Safety.
As a minimum the employees should have knowledge about:
- The action to take on discovering a fire
- How to raise the alarm and what happens then
- Using fire extinguishers
- The procedures for alerting members of the public
- How to open all escape doors
- General matters such as permitted smoking areas
- Fire Risk Assessment
Edcons Institute Is Offering Following International Fire Safety Qualifications:
Those gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognise the consequences of a fire in any premises. Learn More