Why Staff Training is Important

20Jun 2020

As part of our service here at Safe & Sound Fire Ltd, we provide fire safety training courses to businesses. This ensures that the business is meeting all health and safety regulations and that all staff are fully trained and aware of the necessary safety procedures. Furthermore, it is so important that all members of staff know how to act in the event of a fire and what they need to do. Therefore, this training is vitally important to any business or organisation and it is something that we would strongly advise you to look into and book. 

Another element of our staff training covers all bases of how to prevent a fire from starting. This means that employees are trained not only to know how to act in the event of a fire, but also how to use extinguishers and fire safety equipment along with knowing how to reduce the risk of a fire starting. 

As staff training is so important to every business and organisation, we wanted to explain why and sort of things the training covers.

 

Ensuring that you are meeting legal responsibilities under current Fire Safety legislation

It is the law for all business owners and workplaces to comply with the fire safety law. This is a key factor in health and safety in the workplace and as an organisation it is essential that you are meeting legal responsibilities under the current fire safety legislation. With our staff training, this is something we are able to assess and advise you on in order to ensure that you are complying and meeting these responsibilities. 

 

Training staff so that they are prepared in the event of a fire

As a business owner it is your responsibility to ensure that all of your staff are fire safety trained. This can be easily arranged by getting in touch with ourselves to book some training. Furthermore, you must ensure that all staff members are aware of the fire safety procedures such as what to do in the event of a fire, where their nearest exits are and where the fire assembly point is.

Furthermore, your staff members should also be trained on the different types of fire extinguishers, and which types of fires each extinguisher should be used on. This prepares them so that if they are able to tackle a small fire, they know which extinguisher or method to use so that the fire can be contained or put out and therefore it will lessen the impact and potentially prevent a big fire from breaking out. This type of training should be given to all new starters but existing staff should also be regularly reminded.

 

Inspecting your fire suppression systems

As part of our staff training, we will carry out inspections of your fire suppression systems. This is to ensure that the system is working properly and sufficiently so that the building and staff are protected in the event of a fire. It is a legal requirement for public buildings like workplaces to have fire prevention systems like this in place and working, and so we are here to ensure that you are meeting the regulations. Maintenance is key in ensuring that your fire suppression system is working properly.

 

Why staff need to have fire training…

Ultimately, all staff need to be fire safety trained in order to stay safe and potentially even save lives. Though fires in the workplace are unlikely, it can happen, and it is vital that your staff are trained on how to act if ever a fire does occur. These training programmes cover all aspects of everything that your employees need to know. This helps to protect all of your staff as well as the premises.

For more information or if you would like to book some staff training, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.

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