Fire safety regulation is changing

Fire safety is important

The Fire Safety Bill, currently before Parliament, seeks to amend the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and is expected to result in greater clarity over responsibility for fire safety in buildings containing more than one home. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 consolidated a number of different pieces of fire legislation and has…

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Slow down, you move too fast!

Feelin’ Groovy? Maybe not in these unusual times but the lyric from Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song is quite apt for those of us now ‘enjoying’ video calls and training sessions as part of our daily lives. As well as using the major video platforms to communicate with each other and our client base, we’ve…

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Fire safety training via Zoom, Webex and the like…

Fire safety when working from home

So, it’s month three of lockdown and the government is starting to ease the constraints. Businesses are working out how they can safely have employees return to work within the published guidelines on social distancing and cleaning regimes. If you haven’t yet done so, the signs are there that the furlough scheme is going to…

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Can I train furloughed staff?

Training while furloughed

The simple answer is yes, you can. Government guidance has always allowed you to train furloughed staff. However, the initial guidance suggested you had to pay staff the national minimum wage for any hours they spent training, but this requirement has been lifted now. One condition that remains though, is that the training can’t be…

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COVID-19: Can I do fire safety training remotely?

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Fire safety training is still important in times of global crisis. Even in light of the current government restrictions imposed on business all across the United Kingdom, you still have a legal duty to keep up to date with your fire safety training. Fire safety training saves lives. A fire can break out anywhere at…

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Do I still need fire safety training if running on skeleton staff?

fire safety training

During uncertain times such as these, with the government imposing restrictions on many businesses across the country to slow the spread of COVID-19, it’s likely that you and your employees have found yourselves working from home for the foreseeable future. However, many businesses are continuing to operate on premises, with important restrictions in place to…

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What is fire safety training?

fire safety training

There are typically two reasons why we take professional training courses: to learn how to deal with a situation that is new to us, or to learn how to prevent a situation from happening. Fire safety training covers elements of both of these things. After all, nobody wants a fire to break out in their…

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Is fire safety training mandatory or optional?

fire safety training

In every workplace across the United Kingdom, fire safety training is a good idea. In an ideal world, everyone would take a fire safety course. After all, it’s such an important topic to have a good knowledge of, and it can quite literally save lives. However, if you’re focused more on what training you absolutely…

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What do fire wardens need to check?

fire warden training

Fire wardens (also known as fire marshals) are designated persons within your workplace who take on additional responsibility for fire safety. You might even call your fire warden a fire safety officer. We say “additional responsibility” because everyone in your workplace should have a basic understanding of fire safety and should know what to do…

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What should fire safety training at work cover?

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Every workplace is required by law to take responsibility for fire safety training. We recommend all staff hold a valid fire safety certificate at all times. Accordingly, you can be confident in your team’s knowledge in the event of a real-life emergency. But what should fire safety training at work cover? Let’s find out. Where…

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