Released On 10th Nov 2023
The Importance of Fire Extinguisher Training in the Workplace
One of the key components of fire safety in the workplace is Fire Extinguisher Training. In this blog post, we'll explore why fire extinguisher training is essential for your company and how it can make your workplace a safer environment.
What is it?
Our fire extinguisher training includes real-life practice using a range of different fire extinguishers to put out live fires. The 1-day course covers the key steps to understanding who should use a fire extinguisher when it should be used, and what fire extinguisher should be used in different circumstances.
Participants will also receive live Fire Blanket Training, allowing them to gain experience using a fire blanket on a simulated pan fire.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be provided with a certificate to validate their training.
Who needs it?
According to the Fire Safety (Employees' Capabilities) (England) Regulations 2010, it is the duty of the employer to consider the capabilities of the employee when entrusting any duties to that employee regarding fire safety. As per these regulations, fire extinguisher training is mandatory for at least one employee who is trained to use the fire extinguisher to eliminate the fire, especially when it is recommended in the fire risk assessment. This makes fire extinguisher training mandatory for employees who may need to use fire extinguishers or fire blankets in the workplace.
Why is it important?
Fire extinguisher training ensures that employees are aware of the latest fire safety techniques and protocols, enhancing workplace safety and minimising potential fire hazards. It also empowers employees to protect themselves and their colleagues during a fire emergency. Proper use of extinguishers can prevent injuries or even save lives.
Training also helps employees understand the common causes of workplace fires, such as electrical faults, flammable materials, or faulty equipment. By promoting awareness, employees can take preventive measures to reduce fire risks.