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Introduction to Fire Safety in the Workplace

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About this course

According to government statistics, there are 15,000 fires in workplaces and places where people gather in England every year. That’s 40 fires a day.

The costs associated with fire are significant from physical costs including destruction of property, loss of income and increased insurance premiums, through to immeasurable, profound costs including loss of life, severe injury and reputational damage.

This short course is designed to help you and your business understand the risks from fire and the steps that can be taken to mitigate the risk of fire. It will provide the knowledge required to prevent fire and protect people from harm.

The course outlines from the very basics of how fire starts and spreads, through to risk assessments and managing risk, as well as outlining the legal obligations of different people in the workplace and their roles and responsibilities relating to fire safety.

Areas covered

  • The fire triangle
  • Causes of fire
  • Hazards associated with fire
  • How fire spreads
  • Fire protection
  • Fire classification
  • Fire extinguishers
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
  • Fire safety briefings
  • Employees’ responsibilities
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Actions in the event of fire

Who is it aimed at?

Any employee or manager where there is a requirement to understand fire safety, their roles and responsibilities and the risks associated with fire. This course can be used as a stand-alone module or included in an induction programme.

Typical duration

20 – 40 minutes

How it works

E-learning is available on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs and laptops. All you need is an internet connection. Learners simply log on to the Nichol Associates Learner Management System (LMS) and work their way through the course.

Learners are assessed at the end of the course by multiple-choice questions and once successful certificates are downloadable.

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