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Fire Evacuation Officer Training

INTRODUCTION:

This course is intended for new and existing Evacuation Officers, whether or not they have previously attended Fire Warden training. With the installation of emergency voice communications equipment in refuges along with the introduction of disabled evacuation lifts and evacuation chairs, the role of an evacuation officer has evolved into a more complex and demanding role. So this short course is dedicated to understanding the role of the Evacuation Officer in co-ordinating a building emergency response and operating the different evacuation systems available.  

COURSE CONTENT:

Aims

  • Understand the functions and duties of an Evacuation Officer.
  • Be able to take charge of a building fire emergency evacuation either during a fire drill exercise or for a real fire.
  • Understand the legal need for ensuring all people including disabled people are evacuated from a building in the event of a fire or other emergency and understand the options available for achieving this.

Objectives

  • Be able to interpret the information displayed on a building fire alarm panel.
  • Recognise the predictable behaviour patterns of occupiers of University buildings during fire alarm events.
  • Understand the roles of a building fire evacuation team including fire warden, door warden, evacuation lift operative, evacuation chair operative and attending University Security Teams.
  • Recognise (and operate) refuge communications equipment.
  • Understand the escape options for a range of disabilities and the limitations of evacuation chairs.
  • Understand the contents of a Building Emergency Folder and provide a handover brief to attending Fire Service personnel.
  • Have a working knowledge of Safety Code of Practice 6 - Emergency Evacuation Procedures and Safety Note 39 - Fire Warden and Evacuation Officer Duties.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

All personnel new to the role of Evacuation Officer. Existing Evacuation Officers who have not attended for role based training within the last three years. Fire wardens who may have to act in the role of an Evacuation Officer during absences and staff shortages.

PRE-COURSE PREPARATION:

All personnel attending this training course should familiarise themselves with the fire emergency plans that are in place for the building in which they operate.

All personnel should familiarise themselves with Safety Code of Practice 6 - Emergency Evacuation Procedures and Safety Note 39 - Fire Warden and Evacuation Officer Duties.

COURSE DATES, TIMES & VENUES

  • 19 October 2016, 1400 - 15:30
  • 08 December 2016, 1400-1530
  • 21 February 2017, 1400 - 15:30 
  • 08 March 2017, 1400 - 15:30
  • 10 May 2017, 09:30 - 11:00
  • 07 June 2017, 09:30 - 11:00

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:

12

COURSE TUTOR:

Peter Lawther - Fire Safety Advisor

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