Why do companies need fire safety training?

Fire can devastate a business in a matter of minutes, yet it often takes a long time for it to fully recover (if at all.)

It is so easy for a fire to start in a workplace, whether it’s neglected wiring, a carelessly discarded cigarette, incorrect use of hazardous materials or even arson.

A fire can spread very quickly and if staff are unsure of what to do in an emergency it can make the situation even more dangerous.

Here are a few things business owners need to know about the importance of fire safety training…

What is fire safety training?

Fire safety training aims to provide employees, or a select number of staff, with the necessary skills should a fire occur in the workplace.

At Fire Risk Solutions, we know that with the correct knowledge, training, and practical experience, employees can be fully prepared for how to deal with a fire. This ensures the best chance of a safe and systematic evacuation.

Why is fire safety training important for businesses?

Fire safety training is not just a good skill for employees to have, it is also the law. Failure to follow fire safety regulations could result in a fine or imprisonment.

With the correct training and practical experience, you and your employees will know exactly what to do in the event of a fire. This could ultimately save lives and greatly limit the damage to your business.

Where can I get trained in fire safety?

If you are a business owner, The Fire Safety Order 2005 makes it a legal requirement to ensure staff are trained and knowledgeable in fire safety. Fire Risk Solutions provide a number of training courses at work including Fire Safety Training, Fire Warden Training, Fire Extinguisher and Evacuation.

As one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of fire safety training, these courses are designed to meet your requirements and fit into your day to day schedule.

These courses can give you and your staff a greater understanding of fire risks and how to act in the event of an emergency. Just look at what some of our happy clients had to say…

“All those on the training course expressed the opinion that he was very knowledgeable and presented the course in a well-structured and enjoyable manner. They especially enjoyed the evac chair training”
H&S Manager, Barry M Cosmetics Ltd.

“I’ve been to lots of training over several decades and I can always spot a trainer that not only fully understands their subject matter but remains enthusiastic and Perry certainly had both of these attributes”
Health, Safety & Emergency Resilience Advisor, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.