If you are a new business – or an existing business, for that matter – and are wondering whether or not you need fire safety training, then read on.
The bad news is fire is easily started and can spread quickly through a building – to the extent it can completely raze it to the ground. In other words, you could be left with no premises at all for you and your staff to work in.
Of course, what is really devastating about a fire is if people get hurt, maimed or worse. And then, you could find yourself in very hot water if your company is found to be negligent when it comes to keeping up with fire safety legislation.
In fact, you could end up with fines that could put you out of business. In a worse-case scenario you might face court proceedings and even up to two years in jail. So, in answer to the question we posed in the introductory paragraph of this article – yes, you need fire safety training for your business. Under the Fire Safety Order 2005 it is actually a legal requirement for all staff to be both trained and knowledgeable when it comes to fire safety on the premises.
What exactly is fire safety training?
Not everyone in the company needs official fire safety training. Depending on how big your firm is, there may just be a couple of individuals who need to undergo a fire safety training programme, i.e. learn how to get staff out of a building safely and securely in the event of a fire. They can then pass on their knowledge to other employees on their team by carrying out evacuation exercises, fire extinguisher training, etc.
Types of fire safety training available
At FireRite we offer a full range of staff fire safety training. This can take the form of a standard package or a customised course for your company. For instance, a care home would require a different course to that of a recycling and waste plant. Regardless of whether it’s a complete training course, or merely a refresher, each course meets current legislative standards.
In addition to learning what to do in the event of a fire, staff are also trained in looking out for particular fire hazards or risks. We also advise on fire-fighting solutions, such as emergency lighting, extinguishers, alarm systems and signage.
Get in touch
The team here at FireRite are experts when it comes to offering a full solution fire risk consultancy and training programme. With more than 20 years of experience, we have helped many public and private sector businesses become adept at fire safety practices, including large government organisations. We are also the number one South Wales and West fire training and consultancy firm. The latter is thanks to being awarded Best Fire Safety & Compliance Consultancy Business 2020 and 2021 at the Welsh Enterprise Awards.
To find out more about how we can help your business become fire compliant and safe, then why not book your fire safety training today.