Fire Safety

What is training?

Training means helping people to learn how to do something, telling people what they should or should not do, or simply giving them information. Training isn’t just about formal ‘classroom’ courses.

Many companies train their staff, but the question that comes to mind is: why is training your staff important? A business is not just a mass of people coming together to work on a daily basis, it is a team or a unit that works together in order to achieve a collective goal and ultimately generate profits for the business. That is precisely why it is important to train your staff adequately.

There are many benefits one can obtain by investing in proper staff training, number one being efficiency. A well trained staff will help reduce the risks of potential mishaps within the business, and it will condition the employee to give his or her best in any given task. Every business has its own culture and way of doing things, and when a new employee enters the so-called 'corporate family' it is vital to instruct your employee on the know-how of the business and how it operates.

Why provide Fire Safety Training?

Providing health and safety information and training helps you to:

  • ensure that people who work for you know how to work safely and without risks to health;
  • develop a positive culture, where fire awareness and risk identification becomes second nature to everyone;
  • ensure that people who work for you know how to react appropriately to emergencies minimising loss of life, Injury and damage to property ;
  • meet your legal duty to protect the health and safety of your employees.

Effective training:

  • will contribute towards making your employees competent in fire awareness and basic control;
  • can help your business avoid fires and the distress that is caused;
  • can help you avoid the financial costs of fire, such as damaged products, lost production and demotivated staff. Don’t forget that your insurance might not cover all these costs.

The Law

The law requires you to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, and identify situations where health and safety training is particularly important, e.g. when people start work, on exposure to new or increased risks and where existing skills may have become rusty or need updating.

Like many employers, you may not be in a position to provide this training on your own. DRA does not supply ‘off-the shelf’ programmed training but instead provide quality bespoke courses specific to our client’s needs. This may consist of tool-box talks or formal classroom training.

Some of our more popular training topics include:

  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Emergency evacuation and marshalling
  • Fire risk assessment
  • How to aid escape and put out small fires
  • Evacuation of Disabled People and Personal Evacuation Planning

We can also provide a comprehensive range of non fire related training. Click here for details.