Keep A Cool Head. Fire Safety Awareness Training

by Michael Addison in Safety | posted:

fire safety awareness training

Do your employees know what to do in the event of a fire?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to every workplace, expecting employers to provide staff training in fire awareness. No matter the size of building or number of employees. Fire safety is a must. Read on to find out everything you need to know about fire safety awareness training.


Why do you need a fire safety awareness course cover?

behavioural inaction

People aren’t themselves in an emergency.

When a real disaster hits, according to psychological research, the vast majority will stand still. This process called “behavioural inaction” comes about when our minds are overwhelmed, leaving us freezing up while we wait to find the right response to an emergency.

Films generally over exaggerate mass-hysteria with crowds of people panicking when placed around a disaster. However, history tells a different story — for example, the Boeing 737 fire in 1985 still puzzles experts to this day. An engine failure during takeoff allowed a fire to spread, with the plane still grounded there would have been a more accessible route for passengers to leave. By not responding immediately, the lack of action among passengers resulted in many deaths.

The best way to prevent this behaviour is by preparing for an emergency. Research suggests that it’s helpful to expose the mind to specific scenarios to create pre-learned responses.

That’s why fire safety awareness is so important. By teaching your employees the dangers of fire in the workplace, they will be better prepared.


What does the course cover?

Fire Safety Training

Fire safety awareness training will provide you with the key essentials in understanding the hazards involved with fires, and what to do in the event of a fire emergency.

You’ll learn the following:

  • Legislation, regulations and guidance
  • Statistics – fire-related incidents
  • Fire & effects
  • Fire classification
  • Fire extinguishers – type and use
  • Fire detection
  • Control Measures
  • Fire Safety Principles
  • Fire Safety at Home

Now you know why it’s important and what it covers, here’s how you can get involved today.


Fire Safety Awareness Training

fire safety awareness training

At Direct365, we help all kinds of businesses with fire safety, including training courses to ensure staff are knowledgeable and prepared when it comes to fires.

Our City & Guilds certified Fire Safety Awareness course is the perfect way to help your business stay safe and to highlight risks and best practice for members of your team.

Protecting staff keeps your company in good reputation and less likely to be liable for failing to adhere to fire safety laws. Failure to do so may lead to prosecution and refusal of insurance payouts, but more crucially injury and loss of life. Make the right decision today and book your staff onto this reliable, accredited course.