Fire Safety Staff Training for Wardens and Marshals Hertfordshire
Why is fire safety staff training so vital? Knowing how to deal with a fire can mean the difference between saving or losing your business and someone living or dying.
In Britain, fires in the workplace cost hundreds of millions of pounds every year.
According to statistics:
- 60% of businesses never recover after a serious fire
- The cost of fire damage reached £1.3 billion in 2018 (a new high) or £3.5 million every day, according to the Association of British Insurers
- Fire costs the UK economy at least £8.3 billion per annum (data from 2008)
- School fires on their own cost £50 million per annum, with a serious school fire occurring three or four times per month, on average.
The Regulatory (Fire Safety) Reform Order 2005 states that places of work with five or more employees must have a written fire risk assessment, highlighting any weaknesses in precautionary measures taken against fire and giving a timeline for any preventative action that is required.
All Staff Should Be Fire Safety Trained
As a general guide, 10% of your staff should be trained as fire wardens or marshals.
Fire Guard Services offer comprehensive and professional fire safety staff training to educate your staff in the following areas:
- The dangers of fire
- Fire safety awareness
- Use of fire extinguishers
- Fire prevention – measures to take
- Fire evacuation procedures
Fire Guard Services also provides fire warden/marshal training for all your staff who are required to be qualified. The following topics are covered:
- Fire warden and marshal roles, duties and responsibilities
- The chemistry of combustion
- Fire classification
- How fires spread
- Fire extinguisher explanation (in accordance with BS.EN3)
- Fire evacuations, plans and procedures
- Fire safety checklists – daily, weekly and monthly
- Fire drills and Orders
- Fire risk assessments – recording and reporting
- Practical fire extinguisher demonstration