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Why your staff need Fire Safety training 

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 made it a legal requirement to provide all staff with adequate fire safety training on induction and at regular intervals thereafter. The Fire Safety Order is enforced by the local Fire Authority and failure to comply with the Order can lead to a fine or a maximum of two years imprisonment. There is also a risk that you may be liable for damages if staff do not receive fire awareness training and they injure themselves or others in a fire, for example by using a water-based fire extinguisher on electrical fires or blocking escape routes. 

Which members of staff need to have Fire Safety training? 

If you are an employer, business owner or are in control of premises, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that you 'must ensure that your employees are provided with adequate fire safety training'. This means that it is law to train every member of staff, including any causal staff and ensure that any external companies (i.e. Security Firms) are also trained in Fire Safety. 

If all staff are trained in Fire Safety do I need to have Fire Marshals / Wardens? 

Yes, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that you must have a sufficient number of competent people to perform evacuation duties as well as ensuring that the fire safety systems in your premises are fully functioning. 

How many Fire Marshals do we need? 

Your Fire Risk Assessment will determine the number of Fire Marshals / Wardens needed. The Regulatory reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 states that you need to have one person who is nominated and trained in the use of fire extinguishers and also trained to assist with evacuation procedures. 
 
The number of Fire Marshals that you need will depend on factors such as the size of the building, the type of work undertaken, the number of staff that you employ, the structure of the building, the number of floors etc. If you work in a small unit with 1 floor, you may only need 2 but if you are on a big site with several multi-storey buildings and run 24 hours a day then you will need to ensure you have cover for each floor and building for all of the shifts, accounting for lunch breaks, sickness and holiday cover. 
 
Call us now and one of our advisers will be able to let you know exactly how many Fire Marshals you need to train to comply with current legislation and ensure the safety of employees. 

How much will it cost? 

Fire Safety Training courses start from as little as £250 per session. Up to 6 people can attend. We offer discounts when Fire extinguishers are serviced at the same time. 

How long do the training sessions last? 

The usual duration of a Fire Safety Training course is approximately 2 hours. Fire Marshal courses last an additional hour and include working with fire extinguishers. 
We deliver Safety Training to: 
 
✦ Offices and shops 
✦ Premises where care is provided, including care homes and hospitals 
✦ Community halls, places of worship and other community premises 
✦ Communal areas in flats 
✦ Pubs, clubs and restaurants 
✦ Schools and sports centres 
✦ Tents and marquees 
✦ Hotels and hostels 
✦ Factories and warehouses 
✦ Industrial units 
 
 
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