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Fire Awareness and Use of Extinguishers for Lab-Based Staff

INTRODUCTION:

The course aims to introduce lab based members of staff to their responsibilities under fire safety legislation and first aid fire-fighting techniques using extinguishers.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand employers / employees responsibilities under current fire safety legislation
  • Describe the main causes of fire
  • Be aware of fire prevention techniques and good practice
  • Understand fire evacuation procedures
  • Extinguish a fire safely (practical demonstration in the use of extinguishers)
  • Recognise the limitations of fire extinguishers

ON RETURNING TO THE WORKPLACE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the fire risks in a laboratory and how to prevent the outbreak of fire
  • Use an appropriate fire extinguisher to tackle a fire in a laboratory if it is considered safe to do so 
  • Take the correct actions if you discover a fire in your building 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

All new staff who work in laboratories.

In addition, staff who act as Fire Warden / Evacuation Officer for their building should attend the Fire Wardens and Evacuation Officers course.

PRE-COURSE PREPARATION:

You should make yourself familiar with the fire procedures for your building.You are advised to wear warm/practical/waterproof clothing and footwear.

COURSE DATE &TIME: 

  • 05 October 2016, 09:30 - 11:30

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 20

COURSE TUTOR: Peter Lawther

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