Learn how to carry out a fire risk assessment in the workplace, and develop knowledge and understanding of fire safety regulations that can be practically applied in a workplace setting. This course is aimed at those who have already successfully completed the ‘How to Carry Out a Risk Assessment’ module. It provides the essentials of understanding and recognising the need of conducting a fire risk assessment in the workplace.
A basic fire risk assessment comprises of:
Identifying any potential risks or fire hazards, such as sources of ignition in the workplace.
Identifying who may be at risk of personal injury as a result of a fire breaking out in the workplace.
Evaluating and then reducing any identified risks and fire hazards.
Recording any relevant findings.
Creating an emergency plan and ensuring that all staff members are familiar with and able to follow procedure in the event of a fire being discovered or taking place in the workplace.
Continue to systematically review fire protocol and safety procedures, and update elements where appropriate.
Additional considerations include:
Identifying fire detection and warning systems such as smoke detectors, and regularly checking them to ensure that they are functioning correctly.
Identifying emergency routes and the location of fire exits in the workplace.
Checking that there is adequate fire-fighting equipment in the workplace, such as fire extinguishers.
Ensuring that an emergency fire evacuation plan is implemented, and that it is practiced so that all staff members are familiar with the procedure.
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Who is this course aimed at?
Employees who have previously completed the module, ‘How to Carry Out a Risk Assessment’.
Employees who are required to provide input into the risk assessment process with specific regard to fire risk assessments in their place of work.
Anyone looking to acquire new skills and expand their knowledge base.
Those looking to embark on a new career path, boost their employment prospects and/or maximise their earning potential.
The factors that need to be in place to prevent a fire from starting and those in the event of an actual fire – sources of ignition, fuel and oxygen.
Common Sources of ignition found in a workplace environment including lighting, naked flames, electrical equipment etc.
‘How to Carry Out a Fire Risk Assessment’ teaches students to:
Understand what a fire risk assessment consists of.
Be able to conduct a simple fire risk assessment in their place of work.
Identify potential risks in the workplace, and understand how these risks could cause a fire to start.
Identify what precautionary and preventative measures should be implemented in order to protect the health and safety of all those working within a business/company/organisation.
Be confident and knowledgeable enough to be able to provide constructive input to the fire risk assessment process – this would include being able to suggest what precautionary measures should be implemented and which risk management systems should be put in place.
Reduce the risk of fire in their place of work and contribute towards maintaining a healthy and safe working environment for employers and employees alike.
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