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Fire Precautions and Fire Fighting Training for Nominated Personnel

INTRODUCTION:

The course aims to introduce selected members of staff, such as Fire Wardens, to their responsibilities under fire safety legislation and first aid fire fighting techniques using extinguishers.

AIMS:

  • 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

OBJECTIVES - ON RETURNING TO THE WORKPLACE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

All members of staff who have been identified through risk assessment as requiring training in the use of fire extinguishers, eg security, maintenance. 

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:

  • 12 October 2016, 09:30-11:30

  • 23rd March 2017 0930-11:30

  • 6th June 2017 09:30-11:30

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:15

COURSE TUTOR:Peter Lawther

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