There is a legal requirement on employers to ensure staff are trained in matters of health and safety. This includes fire safety management and the use of fire extinguishers. There is also a requirement to prepare an emergency plan that outlines how the workplace will be evacuated in the event of a fire outbreak. The employer must appoint responsible persons known as the Fire Safety Manager to ensure emergency plans are prepared and that training takes place. This includes training the use of fire extinguishers and training in emergency evacuation. This training is usually in the form of fire warden training. Fire Wardens are designated the responsibility of executing this plan in an emergency situation. The Fire Warden course aims to inform Fire Wardens of their responsibilities in running a fire drill effectively and safely. It also details the steps involved in developing an emergency Plan for the workplace, in the event that one does not currently exist. All other members of staff should be trained in basic fire safety awareness to inform them about fire prevention and to alert them to the dangers of smoke and smoke travel and the steps to be taken in the event of a fire.
Training Course Overview
The Fire safety manager’s course is of one day duration and has been tailored to meet the requirements of both the1981 Fire Services and and Regulation 9 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. The course will take the students through a range of fire management related topics covering legislation, record keeping, fire risk assessment, fire marshalling, emergency evacuation exercises, passive and active fire safety features, inspection and maintenance, hot work permits etc.
Who Should Attend?
Managers/Safety Officers/Training Officers from all types of organizations
Fire Training Course Objectives
On completion of this course participants will be able to:
- List the duties as fire safety manager
- List Service requirement of:-
- Emergency Lighting
- Fire alarms,
- Fire extinguishers/hose reels.
- Describe the chemistry of fire
- Identify fire hazards in the workplace
- Carry out evacuation procedures and drills
- Select and use the appropriate first aid fire fighting equipment to deal with an undeveloped fire
- Carry out a fire risk assessment
Fire Training Course Programme
- The mechanics of fire, smoke and dangerous gases
- Fire extinguishers and hose reel equipment
- Storage of flammable liquids and gases
- Passive and active fire safety features
- Elements of Compartmentation
- Means of escape
- Duties of the fire manager
- Fire risk assessment
- Record Keeping
- Liaison with the Fire Authority
Fire Training Course Duration: 1 Day
Fire Training Course Assessment / Certification
Pat O Brien Safety: Safety Certificate of Attendance