Why is Fire Safety Training Important?

If you run a business with a physical workspace or business area where people visit, you should pay attention to why fire safety training is important. You and your staff will need to complete specified training in order to stay in line with legal requirements and ensure the safety of yourselves and any of your customers.

Do I Need Fire Safety Training to run a business?

When it comes to fire safety training, companies are required to know what to do in the event of an emergency. It doesn’t matter when your business is and isn’t open —you still need to take responsibility to ensure that you and your staff are adequately trained.

Fire safety is incredibly important. In 2019/20, the fire and rescue service attended 557,299 incidents in England.

Every year, hundreds of individuals die from fire-related incidents in the United Kingdom, and many of these deaths could be preventable if effective measures were put into place across all businesses and domestic environments.

As such, it is a legal duty for businesses to carry out frequent fire risk assessments and for staff and business owners to complete regular fire safety training.

What is Fire Safety Training?

As well as being a legal requirement for businesses, fire safety training is an essential feature of continuous professional development for many business owners and kitchen staff all across the United Kingdom. If you haven’t taken a fire safety training course already, why not start training today with one of our accredited online courses?

We all know that fire is incredibly dangerous and that there are steps we need to take in order to prevent fires from starting, but a fire safety training course will teach you exactly how different types of fire begin and specifically what you need to do in your workplace to reduce the risk of combustion.

Fire safety training courses can be completed online or in person, but whichever option you choose, it’s important to remember that your certificate must be refreshed on a regular basis. Here at the Fire Training Company, we specialise in delivering high quality training that fulfils the requirements of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005/Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and is fully accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers.

Online training

If you prefer to learn online, or if you’d rather not close the business to attend a fire safety training course, we have the ideal solution in our suite of accredited online training courses. With the option to learn at your own pace, pause and restart the course as many times as necessary, and with the certificate available to download and print immediately upon successful completion of the course, online fire safety training is the most time-saving, cost-effective method of achieving your certificate and meeting your legal training requirements.

We make it easy for businesses with more than 1 employee to set up an organisation account on our unique online learning management system, where you can easily track all staff training in one central online location. Add and remove staff easily from your records and easily evidence your staff training to an inspector at the simple touch of a button. Alternatively, if you work alone, it’s just as easy to set up an individual account and start fire safety training with us today.

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Face-to-face training

Our face-to-face courses are delivered by experienced ex-services personnel who will teach you everything you need to know in order to meet your legal training requirements while giving you a unique insight into fire safety. With the option to try extinguishing a fire for real (depending on if your premises will allow for this exercise) and with an additional free online training assessment per person (that also enables you to access the online course content to refresh your knowledge at any time), our face-to-face courses are an excellent choice for businesses that want to teach up to 20 staff at one time.

We can arrange fire safety training throughout the United Kingdom, covering all major cities including Birmingham and London. To find out if we cover training in your area, please click here now to view our map of available training centres.

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The Importance of Good Training

A high-quality fire safety or marshal/warden training course should provide the background needed to proactively perform the duties that will be part of the role. These duties will vary depending on your circumstances, but they will almost certainly involve key prevention tasks such as checking fire equipment and escape routes.

The Responsible Person for the business should be aware of this and ensure that there are enough Fire Marshals to deal with an emergency and ensure the fire procedures work. No matter how good the fire procedures are in an emergency though, nothing will ever be a better way of fighting fires than preventing them in the first place. A trained and active Fire Marshal is not just there to tick a box on the fire safety plan, they are there to reduce the possibility of fire.

Will I Be Inspected on Fire Safety?

If you run a business, you have a legal duty to ensure that adequate training has been given to all staff and that effective measures have been put into place to prevent accidents from occurring on your premises—yes, even if your premises is on wheels!

It is highly likely that you will be inspected on your fire safety training alongside your food hygiene training, so be wise and prepare for when an inspector calls by starting training with one of our accredited courses today.

For more information or to ask a question about fire safety training, you can get in touch with our friendly customer support team anytime by calling us on 01327 552160 or by using the live chat feature available on this website during office hours.