Fire Safety Training during COVID-19

Our fire safety training can be held safely during the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. Here is an overview of the different fire training offered by FireRite.
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At FireRite we have always offered a range of fire safety training in different formats. We’ve offered a range of standard training packages as well as bespoke and tailored training to meet your specific needs. The way that we approach training delivery needs to adapt and change as the world moves into ‘the new normal’.

The requirements and legislation relating to fire safety for businesses have not gone away or been relaxed during the lockdown. Fire safety training is a legal requirement in England & Wales. It is still your responsibility to ensure that you’re meeting legislative guidelines relating to fire safety training.

The impact of COVID-19 and social distancing measures has already forced almost all businesses to change the way they operate. However, there is still a significant demand for fire safety training, so here at FireRite, we have also adapted the way we offer training sessions.

Adapting to the new normal

As more businesses, shops and other venues have been preparing for re-opening after lockdown, many workers have been frantically re-arranging workplaces, moving furniture, fixtures, and fittings to allow for a safer, socially distant way of working.

It is also likely that you’ve had quite a few staff changes during lockdown, so there’s never been a better time to arrange fire safety training for your staff as they adapt to their new working environment.

Safety is at the front of everyone’s mind, so it is reassuring for your staff to know that you’re taking all aspects of their workplace safety seriously.

So, what does a socially distant fire safety training session look like?

We have been paying close attention to the ever-changing Government guidelines relating to social distancing and reducing the spread of Coronavirus when planning our training sessions.

Trainers and participants will adhere to the 2-metre distancing rule throughout the course, which may mean that training sessions have fewer participants due to the size of the room and space available. This may be reduced when public health advice says that it is safe to do so.

As most of our training sessions take place indoors, you may be asked to wear PPE such as a fabric mask, even if you do not have any symptoms. Again, this may change according to advice from the Government and public health officials.

We will also provide hand sanitizer, soap, and disinfectant wipes for all participants to use as required.

A Typical Fire Safety Training Day Itinerary with FireRite

Here’s an example of a typical fire safety awareness training session that we offer.

Our ‘Advanced Fire Awareness’ session covers the following:

  • The basic chemistry of the triangle of fire
  • How fires spread and the most common causes of fire to be aware of
  • Fire prevention and good practice
  • Fire safety features within a building designed to protect its occupants
  • The importance of effective fire doors
  • Fire alarms and other alert systems - what to do in the event of a fire
  • Fire evacuation strategies focusing on your specific needs, such as the layout of your premises, its occupancy, and the location of the exit routes.
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans for occupants with disabilities or reduced mobility
  • Human behaviour in fire – the psychology of how people react when faced with sudden danger, and how to reduce fear and panic
  • Firefighting equipment – correct and safe use of various firefighting equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers) with practical demonstrations where possible

Our experienced fire safety trainers can tailor these learning outcomes according to the type of premises that you’re operating. We understand how important it is that your staff have the most relevant information to do their jobs safely and efficiently.

Our trainers will work with you to put together a comprehensive bespoke training plan for you and your team.

We offer a broad range of fire safety training courses, covering topics such as

  • Basic Fire Awareness
  • Advanced Fire Awareness
  • Fire Marshall and Fire Warden training
  • Residential Care Home training
  • Residential Care Home Managers training
  • Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEPs)
  • Person-Centred Risk Assessment
  • Fire door training
  • Executive fire training
  • Incident Command training

Other types of Fire Safety Training

All our courses meet legislative requirements for initial/ induction fire training and periodic refresher sessions.

Corporate Fire Risk Training

This course is specifically aimed at Board Members and Senior Management Teams within organisations. Our Corporate Fire Risk Training session covers enhanced awareness of your overall fire safety responsibilities, legislative accountability and compliance required regarding fire safety.

It also describes the range of different enforcement options available to Regulators and the implications for non-compliance. This session is designed to increase awareness of the fire safety guidance documents and minimum standards expected by regulators.

You will learn how inspirational leadership can promote and develop a robust effective fire safety culture throughout your organisation, alongside recognised models for fire risk management systems (FRMS).

Evacuation and Fire Drill Training

This course will cover everything you need to know about fire evacuation procedure for your premises. It’s suitable for all forms of buildings, from schools and offices to factories and recycling plants.

Our experienced trainers will give your staff an understanding and appreciation of the importance of effective action in case of fire including staff response to the fire alarm, calling the fire brigade and effective evacuation procedures.

Bespoke Fire Safety Training for your Organisation

Chat with one of our expert consultants about training today and make sure you’re fulfilling your fire safety responsibilities.

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