Fire Awareness Training
What we do
We provide fire awareness training sessions delivered by one of our friendly tutors who have all the relevant qualifications, training and more importantly real life “experience” serving in the fire service. Our fire awareness training includes hands on practical training on how to use different types of extinguishers to tackle different types of fire, as well as a theory section. On completion of the training all attendees will be presented with a certificate.
Modern workplaces are filled with potential fire hazards. Identifying where fires can start and how to put them out is essential in all types of buildings, ranging from office buildings, hospitals, schools, and large apartment buildings. You need to make sure you’re able to protect your staff, your business, your tenants, and yourself from fires.
At Prestige, we offer comprehensive fire awareness training that ensures your staff are equipped with the knowledge to prevent and stop fires in any dangerous fire situations.
Why provide fire awareness training ?
Fire awareness training is an essential part of fire safety and protection for any business. If you are the responsible person of an organisation, it’s important to make sure your staff receive fire awareness training, because:
It saves lives
It’s undeniable that fires can be a serious threat to yourself and your employees. Having competent staff who know how to confidently prevent and stop fires saves lives.
It’s the law
It is a legal requirement in the UK to provide safety training for your employees. If you are the responsible person, you must make sure your business is in safe hands in case a fire breaks out.
Fire prevention is highly effective
Fire prevention is the best form of fighting fires. Our fire awareness training can help to prevent fires from happening in the first place, so fires are one less thing for you to worry about.
It can reduce damage to your building
Fires are an obvious threat to your building and inventory. Training your staff to know how to prevent and stop fires reduces the risk to your workplace and helps keep your business safe and intact.
What we do
At Prestige, we provide an interactive and all-inclusive fire awareness training course taught by our friendly tutors who are experts in the field.
We teach fire awareness to any number of businesses and institutions, including:
- Retail stores
- The Emergency Services
Our professional trainers not only have all the relevant qualifications to hold fire awareness courses, but they also have years of experience in the fire service.
Alongside a theory session including fire prevention, our fire awareness training involves hands-on practice using various extinguishers to put out different types of fires. Each participant receives a certificate upon completion of the training course.
What does our fire awareness course cover?
Our fire awareness training program covers all the necessary information you and your staff need to keep the workplace safe from fires.
In the theory section of the training, we go over:
- The characteristics of fire, smoke, and toxic fumes and how they spread
- Common fire hazards in the workplace
- Fire prevention and how to stop fires
- Classes of fire and types of extinguishers
- Real life cases studies and film footage of fires
- Fire safety procedures and advice
In the practical section of the course, we teach:
- How to use each extinguisher
- How to contain and delay the spread of fire
Fire Awareness Course Overview
- Understand the character of fire, smoke and toxic fumes
- Know the fire hazards involved in the workplace
- Practice and promote fire prevention
- Know the right actions if fire breaks out
- Know the evacuation procedure and escape routes in your work place
- How to raise the alarm and call the fire service
- How to contain and delay the spread of fire
- How to tackle the fire safely (Correct use of extinguishers)
- Current Legislation
- Overview of fire safety law and obligations for employers
- Behaviour in the event of a fire
- Explanation of proactive role required by the fire wardens
- Examination of the reactive role played by the warden (the evacuation process)
- Film footage of fires and evacuation techniques
- Demonstration of extinguishers
Staff fire training should be carried out annually to ensure employees are familiar with what to do in the event of a fire.
If you have a large number of staff that require fire awareness training, we can come to you, all we need is a meeting room to accommodate all participants and approx. 3-4 car parking spaces outside for the practical training. If you only require fire awareness training for a few people, we run courses at various locations around East Anglia. Contact us for upcoming dates and locations or to discuss your fire training requirements.
Need fire awareness training?
If you need fire awareness training for your staff in the Cambridge area, contact us for the highest quality course. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable experts are here to teach everything you and your staff need to know about fire safety at work. With decades of experience, our fire awareness training is exactly what you’re looking for.
If you only need to train a few people, we hold courses all around East Anglia. If a large number of staff need to take the course, we can come to you to carry out the training. In this case, we’d need a meeting room for the theory and 3-4 parking spaces for the practical.
Call 01353 820150 today to book our top-quality fire awareness training program today!
Fire Awareness Training FAQs
Yes! In the UK, every business that employs at least one other person must provide safety training to prevent fires. This is mandated under the Regulatory Reform Order 2005, known as the ‘Fire Safety Order’. This is why getting your fire awareness training conducted by certified professionals like us is important, as you will receive an official certificate to prove you have been properly trained.
Business owners and executive officers are usually the responsible person and are in charge of making sure that their staff have received the required fire awareness training.
It is recommended that all employees have basic fire awareness training. Staff members who require further fire safety training are:
- Department heads
- Fire marshals and wardens
- Control room staff
- Security staff
- Kitchen staff
- Engineering and maintenance staff
- Hotel staff
It’s recommended that staff attend a refresher fire training course annually to ensure employees are familiar with fire prevention methods and what to do in the event of a fire.