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Fire Wardens Training

INTRODUCTION:

The course introduces Fire Wardens to fire routines and the correct action to be taken in the event of fire, for their respective building. It also covers fire prevention and awareness, and the role of Fire Wardens in maintaining high standards of fire safety.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

  • Be aware of fire prevention techniques and good practice
  • Understand employer's / employee's responsibilities under current fire safety legislation
  • Understand the Means of Escape (in case of fire) - basic principles
  • Describe Fire Routines- good practice
  • Describe the purpose of fire drills and understand how to run a successful fire drill in a University of Reading building
  • Understand the duties of Fire Wardens / Door Wardens / Evacuation Officers
  • Describe the routines that account for the buildings occupants in the event of fire

ON RETURNING TO THE WORKPLACE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Undertake the role of a Fire Warden
  • Review your building's fire evacuation plans and recommend or implement changes if required
  • Recognise fire hazards and take measures to mitigate the risk of an outbreak of fire
  • Organise a fire drill for your building

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

All members of staff who form part of their building fire team must attend (e.g. Fire Wardens / Door Wardens).

PRE-COURSE PREPARATION:

Participants should make themselves familiar with the fire evacuation procedure for their individual building.

COURSE DATES & TIMES

  • 07 October 2016, 09:30-12:00
  • 02 November 2016, 09:30 - 12:00
  • 11 January 2017, 09:30 - 12:00
  • 21 February 2017, 09:30 - 12:00
  • 26 April 2017, 09:30 - 12:00
  • 14 June 2017, 09:30 - 12:00

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 25

COURSE TUTOR: Peter Lawther

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