Workplace fire safety training is essential for your Wirral business. Nobody knows when workplace emergencies will occur, but fire safety training ensures that your team is prepared in case of an emergency.
After successfully completing a Wirral fire safety training course, your team will know how to prevent dangerous fire situations from developing and understand how to respond when one occurs.
Some business owners are hesitant to invest in safety training as they think that having safety equipment on their premises is enough. However, rarely is that the case. Sadly, there are over 150,000 fire incidents in the UK annually, which emphasises the importance of fire safety training for all Wirral business owners.
So, with that in mind, what are the requirements regarding fire safety training, and what will you and your team learn on a fire safety course?
What Fire Regulations Must Employers Adhere to?
As an employer, you are responsible for your employees’ safety when they are at work.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires all business owners to appoint a competent person to lead fire safety measures and ensure compliance in cases of fire emergencies.
According to the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 all employers must provide their workforce with adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and trained staff who can respond appropriately when an employee is injured at work. Although this regulation stipulates a provision for first aid training, fire safety training is equally important for your employees’ safety.
The Fire Safety and Health and Safety regulations relate to fire safety at work. Fire safety training is the first step to ensuring that your team understands the appropriate equipment and uses it correctly.
What is Fire Safety Training?
Fire safety training prepares learners for real-life fire emergencies. During fire safety training you will learn about how to conduct a fire risk assessment, the different types of fire, and fire equipment.
After conducting a risk assessment, you will know how many trained fire marshals and the provision of fire equipment you will need on-site. An incorrectly completed fire risk assessment could place your regulatory compliance and employee safety at risk.
The second thing you’ll learn at a fire safety course is to differentiate between the different types of fires. Surprisingly, not all fires are the same. At the training course, you will learn to identify electrical fires, fires caused by flammable liquids, and much more. The training course will also teach you about the fire triangle and how this principle can be utilised to extinguish a fire and improve fire safety in your workplace.
The fire training course also aims to teach participants how to use the different types of fire safety equipment. The most well-known piece of fire equipment is the fire extinguisher. What’s less known is that you may need different types of fire extinguishers at your workplace, depending on your level of risk.
Different fires have different means of combustion, which influences the type of extinguisher you will use to put it out. During fire safety training, you and your employees will learn more about the types of fire extinguishers, which ones you need for your workplace, and how to use them in case of emergency.
Why Choose TL Training for Fire Safety Training?
Nobody can predict when workplace fires will start. Fire safety training ensures that your team is prepared for the unforeseen. If an incident does occur, your employees will be equipped to respond calmly and competently, preventing further injury and damage.
The first step to high-quality fire safety training is finding an accredited and experienced training provider. TL Training provides high-quality training for teams of all sizes in Wirral and across the North West region. Our team of passionate course instructors know how important safety training is for the success of your team and business. The training we provide is interactive, engaging, and the knowledge shared on these training courses will make a real impact.
If you are looking for industry-leading training, contact us today. Call us on 0151 343 0588 or email us at [email protected], and one of our experienced team members will walk you through your fire safety training options.