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Employers (and/or building owners or occupiers) must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and keep it up to date. This shares the same approach as health and safety risk assessments and can be carried out either as part of an overall risk assessment or as a separate exercise.

Based on the findings of the assessment, employers need to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire.

To help prevent fire in the workplace, your risk assessment should identify what could cause a fire to start, i.e. sources of ignition (heat or sparks) and substances that burn, and the people who may be at risk.

Once you have identified the risks, you can take appropriate action to control them. Consider whether you can avoid them altogether or, if this is not possible, how you can reduce the risks and manage them. Also consider how you will protect people if there is a fire.

  • Carry out a fire safety risk assessment
  • Keep sources of ignition and flammable substances apart
  • Avoid accidental fires, eg make sure heaters cannot be knocked over
  • Ensure good housekeeping at all times, eg avoid build-up of rubbish that could burn
  • Consider how to detect fires and how to warn people quickly if they start, eg installing smoke alarms and fire alarms or bells
  • Have the correct fire-fighting equipment for putting a fire out quickly
  • Keep fire exits and escape routes clearly marked and unobstructed at all times
  • Ensure your workers receive appropriate training on procedures they need to follow, including fire drills
  • Review and update your risk assessment regularly

The Fire Safety Order requires that fire safety training is provided to staff when they commence employment and that refresher training is provided on a regular basis. 

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I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed the First Aid at Work course! Paul is a fantastic trainer - he’s very engaging and it’s obvious that he genuinely cares about making sure his trainees have the knowledge and skills needed to confidently perform first aid if required. There was the perfect balance of theory and practical activities, and I was really impressed by how Paul promoted covid safety and being respectful to each other when we were undertaking the practical elements. I’ve had such an enjoyable three days and feel like I’ve learned so much! Keep up the good work, Paul - I hope our paths cross sometime in the future (maybe on the refresher course!)
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Our Fire Courses

At Green Cross Training, we pride ourselves on our ability to fulfill our customers’ requirements and offer a flexible, tailored approach to your fire training needs.

Fire Marshal

The Fire Safety Order requires that fire safety training is provided to staff when they commence employment and that refresher training is provided on a regular basis. This course is designed for employees who want to develop their basic fire safety awareness to assist their employer by undertaking more specific fire safety roles in the workplace to manage fire risk (e.g. as fire wardens/marshals/stewards etc.)

Evacuation Chair

This course trains learners how to correctly, and confidently, use the Evacuation Chair in an emergency. The session includes both theoretical and practical training skills and knowledge delivered by a professionally qualified trainer.

Basic Fire Awareness

The Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness is a qualification aimed at all staff, particularly new starters in any workplace, where a basic understanding of fire safety is required, to equip staff to know how to reduce fire risks, deal with fires if appropriate and escape safely in the event of fire.

Accredited & Trusted

We offer a comprehensive range of regulated and individually tailored courses which are brought to life by enthusiastic professional instructors.  We continually monitor learner feedback and course satisfaction to ensure we maintain our unrivalled standards.

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