This course is targeted at businesses needing to train their staff in fire safety procedures. However, it is also applicable to anyone who wishes to learn how to prevent fire in the workplace and deal with it effectively should it occur.
Why is Fire Safety important?
Fire is the probably the biggest risk to life that most people face at work, with around 50 people being killed and over 2000 seriously injured every year. To minimise the risk of fire in the workplace, it is vital that everyone is aware of the common causes of fire and the appropriate actions to take in the event of a fire, including how to escape safely from the scene.
Why take this online fire safety course?
Fire safety training for staff is a legal requirement in the UK. The Virtual College online fire safety course helps you to fulfil this obligation by providing your staff with the knowledge and understanding required to act safely in the event of a fire in the workplace.
This fire safety course will help learners understand the legal requirements for fire safety. Learners will gain knowledge of fire prevention and will understand warning systems and what to do. They will learn what key factors are involved in the event of an evacuation, recognise different types of fire, and what fire extinguishers they can use.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed primarily for people looking to fulfil their legal obligation to provide fire safety training for their employees. This course is useful for any employee in any organisation including, chefs, kitchen staff, bar managers, full-time and part-time staff.
Fire Safety legislation
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 covers general fire safety in England and Wales. Local fire and rescue authorities are responsible for enforcing this legislation in most premises. HSE has enforcement responsibility on construction sites, for nuclear premises, and on ships under construction or undergoing repair.
Under the order, anyone who has control of premises or anyone who has a degree of control over certain areas or systems may be a ‘responsible person’ for example a manager/employer, owner or occupier for instance self-employed people. By law this person has to provide information, instruction and training to employees about fire precautions in the workplace.
- Awareness of key legislation and the legal requirements relating to fire safety
- The “Fire Triangle”
- Fire detection, warning systems and how to use and react to them
- Evacuation procedures
- The different types of fire and what extinguishers can be used
- Precautions to minimise the risk of fire
- Learners will understand the key legislation involving fire safety
- Learners will understand the legal requirements for workplace safety
- Learners will understand the “Fire Triangle” and how it may be used
- Learners will know how to react in a fire and understand the different warning systems
- Learners will understand the importance of an evacuation plan and key evacuation legislation
- Learners will understand the different types of fire and what the causes may be
- Learners will understand which type of fire extinguishers to use
- Learners will be able to take steps to minimise the risk of a fire occurring
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This course will take approximately one to two hours to complete, depending on how quickly learners can study and absorb the material. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout.
This Virtual College course is targeted primarily at businesses needing to train their staff in fire safety procedures in the workplace. However, the information is also applicable to anyone who wishes to learn how to prevent fire in the workplace and deal with it effectively should it occur.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
Test and certificate
The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.
If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.
Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.