Taking a few simple steps can help to reduce the risk of fire in the workplace. Planning will provide a safe working environment for staff and aim to prevent fires from occurring.
Recent Fire & Rescue Statistics* show that fires are still causing devastation in the workplace.
Reported fires from industrial premises, retail and hospitality during the 2019- 2020 period show:
17 fire related deaths and 877 injuries.
73% of fires during this period were caused accidentally.
Does your business comply with the Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005?
In 2005 a variety of laws regarding fire safety were simplified and published as part of one piece of legislation called the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Order outlines key people in the workplace who are responsible for fire safety. Following the recommendations will help to determine the training needs of your workplace.
The people identified in regard to fire safety are:
Responsible person – the person responsible for fire safety in the workplace.
Relevant person – anyone who may be in your workplace and affected by a fire.
Competent person – the person trained to manage fire safety procedures in the workplace.
A risk assessment will determine how many competent people are needed and what level of training is required.
WorkSafe can help!
WorkSafe’s Fire Marshal course will equip the competent person with the knowledge and skills to understand how to reduce the risk and to ensure people can safely escape in the event of a fire.
Our 3-hour online course is user friendly and flexible, which can work around your business needs. Students receive an e-certificate on completion which states CPD hours. Help and support is on hand from the WorkSafe team for any queries the learner may have.
What will the course cover?
WorkSafe’s online Fire Marshal course will cover the following subjects:
- Fire science
- Fire Risk Management
- Fire Extinguishers
- Fire Marshal Duties
- Fire Risk Awareness
How much does the course cost?
The course costs £25.00 +VAT
How can I book?
Click here to sign up to the course today!
*Home Office Fire & Rescue Statistics 2019/20