Fire Safety Tips

Fire Safety tips you should know

As a regulated training provider, we feel its good to share knowledge. We can provide both on-site and off-site training in Fire Safety Awareness and Fire Wardens Training.

Our training is not just Powerpoint led, we use a practical extinguisher session with a range of fires where possible. This gives you first-hand experience on what an extinguisher does well, and not so well if you choose the wrong one.

So what do we need fire training? here are a few points below to know why. 

Fire Safety Training

If you aren’t aware of what you’re supposed to be doing then you can’t do it. It’s that simple. Fire Training is crucial for everyone from floor level through to board level. Everyone is accountable when it comes to Health & Safety. We all have a responsibility to look after each other.

Whether you do it internally or bring in an external provider like Cornwall Training & Consultancy to provide an accredited qualification, do not underestimate the value of training yourself or your staff. There is a range of course out there that includes Fire Safety within the syllabus such as our Level 2 Health & Safety. For a more specific Fire Safety course we would recommend our Level 2 Fire Safety wardens course.

When we deliver this course at our training centre in St Austell we use real fire during our Fire Extinguisher tutorial. You will see how the different Extinguishers interact with a variety of materials. However, prevention is better than cure. A large part of the course focuses specifically on how to prevent fires from occurring in the first place.

Risk Assessment, Policy & Emergency Plans

Risk Management is crucial for any business. One of the reasons so many companies fall down when it comes to Health & Safety is down to their failure to assess the risks that are unique to their environment and the work they carry out. This extends to Fire Risk Assessments which is a whole different beast altogether. If you don’t know what you’re doing when it comes to Risk Assessments and Policies and Procedures, seek expert advice.

Implementation

Once you have all the relevant documentation in place, the next step is to implement it. This is easier said than done. Many Health & Safety Management Systems such as HSG-65 uses the Plan, Do, Check & Act model. From our experience, businesses seem to struggle with the “doing” stage. This could be down to a variety of different reasons such as a lack of training or a negative culture within the workforce with regards to Health & Safety.

If you have a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment, a robust Policy and Emergency Plan then it needs to be transferred from paper to reality.

There are many ways in which a business can about achieving this. Please get in contact with us if you have any questions regarding Fire Safety within your organisation, or have any questions on training.

Call 01726 932293 or email Admin@cornwalltraining.com