Fire Safety Awareness

This training course has been designed to provide participants with an increased level of awareness when dealing with fire hazards in the workplace.

It will assist employees in recognising the controls necessary to reduce the risk of fire and the actions to be taken in the event of a fire.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the legislation relating to fire in the workplace
  • Explain the chemistry of fire
  • List the various classes of fires and types of fire extinguishers
  • Outline the importance of emergency routes, fire exits and emergency lighting
  • Recognise how good housekeeping can reduce the risk of fire
  • Discuss the requirements for employee training
  • Describe the role of the fire warden
  • State the actions to be taken in the event of fire
  • Outline the duties of the employer and the employee

Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to Fire Safety

  • Reasons to manage fire safety
  • Fire safety legislation
  • Common causes of fire
  • Chemistry of fire
  • Classes of fires 

Unit 2: Fire Safety Arrangements

  • Fire detection and warning systems
  • Emergency routes and exits
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Employee training
  • Good housekeeping

Unit 3: Evacuation Procedures

  • The role of the fire warden
  • Actions to take in the event of fire
  • Personal emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)
  • Duties of the employer
  • Duties of the employee

The course covers the reasons for fire safety management in the workplace together with the legal responsibilities of the employer under the Fire Services Acts 1981 and 2003 and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007.  Common causes of fire in the workplace are discussed and participants are given an overview of the chemistry of fire and the fire triangle. 

Classifications of fires are introduced and an explanation is given of the types of fire extinguishers that can be utilised in the event of a fire in the workplace.   The course also deals with the requirement for fire detection and warning systems in the work environment and the importance of adequate unobstructed emergency routes and exits and the provision of emergency lighting.

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The requirement for an adequate number of trained fire wardens is outlined and the role of the fire warden during fire drills and emergency evacuations is explained.  Participants are informed on the actions to be taken in the event of a fire by all persons on site and are made aware of the need for Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) for those who may be in need of additional assistance in an emergency situation.  The benefits of good housekeeping in the management of fire hazards in the workplace are emphasised throughout the course and the necessity for employee training is also seen as a significant factor when reducing the risk of fire and limiting the effects of fire in the work environment.    The course advises both the employer and the employee on their legal responsibilities when dealing with fire hazards in the workplace and in complying with fire evacuation procedures. 

This online training course is suitable for employees of all levels who wish to achieve a basic knowledge of fire safety procedures in the workplace. 

The course, which is divided into three units, takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

FAQ

Who is the course intended for?

This online training course is suitable for employees of all levels who wish to achieve a basic knowledge of fire safety procedures in the workplace. 

How long does the course take to complete?

The course, which is delivered online, takes approximately 30 minutes to complete

Do I need previous health and safety knowledge or experience to complete the course?

No, this is a fire safety awareness training course and no previous experience is required

How will I be assessed?

On completion of the course students are required to complete an end of course Quiz consisting of 20 multiple choice style questions.  You will have 2 attempts to complete the Quiz and must achieve 80% in this assessment in order to achieve your certification