Fire health and safety are very important in a workplace as fire can have some devastating effects on lives and property too. Accidental fires can be prevented just by learning the correct health and safety producers around a fire. Correct fire safety courses for you and your workforce can reassure everyone that a fire risk assessment is completed regularly which limits the chance of a fire developing significantly.
This article today will explain why fire safety is so important and will talk about the different fire safety courses available out there and what employees will benefit from taking them.
Why Is Fire Safety Important?
Fire safety is so important within any establishment, whether that be at home, school, office, factory or any premises. Fire safety reduces the risk of injury and building damage. Flames and smoke can spread rapidly in the right conditions and cause considerable damage to people, property and the environment.
Fires can be accidentally started and easily prevented, so developing and also implementing the right fire safety risk protocols at work are law requirements and are also absolutely crucial to everyone’s safety who is in the building. Once a fire has broken out in a building the heat, smoke along with poor visibility can make it extremely difficult for people to find their way out and escape from the flames - all of these reasons are why fire safety is so important.
Fire Safety Courses
If you have one or more employees working for you, generally speaking, you have a legal duty as an employer to provide fire safety training. This means that everyone on your team should take a fire safety training course no matter how small your team is - this is for maximum safety, as all businesses should have the correct training.
In large working teams, it is the law to have at least one person who is designated as the fire warden or fire marshal, this person takes responsibility for fire safety within your team and has a greater depth of training to carry out their duties.
How Do I Complete a Fire Safety Course?
To complete a fire safety training course nowadays is simple with minimum stress - there are full fire safety courses that are available and can be completed online, all with accredited training providers such as us here at Beaconrisk.
You can pause and restart the course whenever you need and the courses give you fully verifiable fire safety training certificates that are available to download instantly upon successful completion of the courses.
The Courses We Provide At Beaconrisk
At Beaconrisk we provide a range of fire safety courses, for you, your company and your employees. If you want to know more about the fire-related online safety courses we provide then keep on reading for more information.
We also have a full range of health and safety courses to check out on our website which has helped our many clients to protect their workforce, business and reputation. We aim to ensure you are compliant with every regulation at all times.
Basic Fire Safety Awareness
We offer a basic fire safety course at Beaconrisk which should be the minimum level of fire safety understanding for all employees. This course explains why fire occurs and what actions a person must take to help prevent them from starting in the first place, along with what actions you must take when they do happen. This course will help ensure your workplace is a safer environment to be in. To learn more about fire prevention in the workplace, check out this post.
In our Fire Extinguisher Course, you will learn how to handle a fire extinguisher and how to identify the main types of fire extinguishers that may be installed in a working environment including what fire extinguisher is for what type of fire.
For example, a fire extinguisher can be filled with substances such as water, foam, powder and CO2 which are to be used on different kinds of flammable materials, this is particularly important when chemicals are involved.
Workplace Health and Safety
This is a general workplace Health and Safety Course, it gives learners on this course an understanding of health and safety legislation so your employees will be covered and knowledgeable in all areas of health and safety and also given the right actions to take in the event of a fire. Those that take this course will understand how to deal with a fire if a fire was to break out.
As well as taking our helpful courses, at Beaconrisk, we can offer you expert health and safety advice to ensure the safety of you, your employees, as well as visitors to your site. Contact us today to learn more about our health and safety services.