Fire Safety Training Services

A requirement under the Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005, fire training for staff must be carried out on a regular basis, we recommend at least once per year, but your fire risk assessment should advise on this and how often, depending on a number of factors such as occupancy type, building structure, shift patterns etc.

Fire Training
Fire Training


Fire training should be carried out by a ‘competent person’ and should be ‘suitable and sufficient’ to allow people to understand what to do in case of a fire. Content of the training should cover at least the basics of identifying escape routes, what are ignition sources and how to control them, how to evacuated the building efficiently, correct routine maintenances, how to operate a portable fire extinguisher, explanation of the defintion of fire, and much more. The training should then be logged, and records kept for at least three years as an audit trail. 

The training can be facilitated either on-line with a service provider or practical on site training with a demonstartion of how to operate fire extinguishers and to then walk escape routes throughout the building.

Case studies are always a source of information and if Actiuve Fire Safety are emplyed to carry out this training we have numerous examples of real live fires to prove and reaffirm certain points within our packages. Lesson can be learnt particular freom practicalk experiences and post incident reports.

The on-site training is always well recieved and our training also covers the building current fire risk assessment points, the buildings fire strategy and the site specific fire emergency evacuation plan.

 We also offer a combination training session (known as our combi-course), which incorporates basic fire awareness together with a planned fire drill to test and record how your building procedures operate. It is concluded with a short report with any recommendation we consider necessary to ensure it is ‘suitable and sufficent’ and ‘fit for purpose’.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to commonly asked questions.

there is no laid down frequency, but it depends on turnover of staff ,the risk that you manage and the type of premises and evacuation procedures you have adopted

what actions to take on A. hearing the fire alarm B What action to take on discovering a fire.

The elements of combustion or the triangle of fire as it is widely known. Identifying ignition sources with your building. Types of fire extinguishers in use and what type of fire to use them on. Escape routes within your building. How to call the fire and rescue service. How to use a fire blanket. How to evacuate residents in care home or nursing homes. Explanation at residential care homes as to the fire compartment locations and their sizes in sleeping areas. Fire door procedure and how to open a fire door where fire is suspected.

It is advisable, but no legal challenge has been made if you don’t. So, longs you carry out on- line training or equivalent that is acceptable however we personally always recommend practical extinguisher training at least every three years or as often as considered necessary with the level of fire risk and occupants.

strictly no, but it is our advice to offer this to staff on an annual basis or even up to every three years.

The fire safety order states that anyone using provided fire extinguishers should have been trained in their use. There is reference in the fire regulations that portable fire extinguishers are not only provided to assist with keeping your means of escape free, but to be able to tackle a small fire if safe to do so and prevent oit from escalating into a room fire and then a building fire.

Yes to date as far as we are aware, there has never been a legal challenge to prevent this type of training and that it is assessed as ‘suitable and sufficient’ as deemed by the fire safety order 2005.

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