Fire Evacuation Officer Training
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.
Aims and Objectives
- Understand the functions and duties of an Evacuation Officer.
- 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.
- 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 contents of a Building Emergency Folder and provide a handover brief to attending Fire Service personnel.
ON RETURNING TO THE WORKPLACE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Be able to take charge of a building fire emergency evacuation either during a fire drill exercise or for a real fire.
- Review your building's fire evacuation plans and recommend or implement changes if required.
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.
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
FIre Evacuation Officer Training is available as an e-learning course via UoRLearn: UoRLearn - Fire Evacuation Officer Training
The training is also available for PhD Students via BlackBoard: BlackBoard - Fire Evacuation Officer Training
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: N/A
COURSE TUTOR: David Sharp/Kevin McGovern