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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?

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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?

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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?

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In almost every workplace across the United Kingdom, fire safety training is necessary. 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 need…

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What do fire wardens need to check?

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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, which means refreshing your fire safety training on a regular basis, so that you’re confident everybody’s knowledge is up to date and fresh on the mind in the event…

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Who can give fire safety training?

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Fire safety training is an essential legal duty in nearly all workplaces across the United Kingdom. In the worst-case emergency, a simple fire safety course can save your life. At the very least, it can prevent serious, expensive, and often irreparable damage to your property and equipment. What’s more, the knowledge you’ll take from a…

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Can I be prosecuted for not having fire safety training?

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It’s your legal responsibility as an employer to ensure that all of your staff have received fire safety training and refresh their knowledge regularly. However, what are the consequences you might face if you fail to train your staff correctly, and can you really be prosecuted for not having fire safety training? The importance of…

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