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Fire Safety at Work Training

Reduce the risk of fire at your workplace

Fire safety training for both specialist and non-specialist staff

Irrespective of the nature of your work, fire safety training shouldn't be viewed as another tick box exercise. Not only is it a legal necessity, but effective training plays a crucial role in fostering a culture of safety in the workplace. Most workplaces, be they offices, shops, factories or laboratories contain multiple fire hazards so it’s important that your employees know about the risks of a fire and the measures that should be in place to reduce the risk of one starting.

Our IOSH-approved fire safety courses are designed to keep you and your employees safe and offer a comprehensive overview of how to spot, minimise and control fire risks at work.

Fire Safety Training

Our collection of fire safety courses

Knowledge Checks

What will you learn in our fire safety courses?

  • How to spot fire hazards at work
  • How to prevent fires at work
  • Employees’ roles in fire prevention
  • What to do when you hear a fire alarm
  • What a safe evacuation looks like
  • How hazardous electrical equipment can be
  • The importance of risk assessments
  • The PAT testing process
  • When and how to use firefighting equipment
  • How to use the right fire extinguisher

Fire safety training for your employees

Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility at work. Without proper fire safety training for employees, the risk of a fire starting and possibly injuring someone is greatly increased. By quickly identifying fire hazards in the workplace, and taking the necessary actions to minimise the risks of a fire, employees can play their part in ensuring both their own safety and that of the business.

Fire safety questions and answers

Why do you need to provide fire safety training?

Not every fire can be prevented but fire safety training can arm your employees with the knowledge they need to decrease the chance of a fire occurring and allow everyone the best chance of evacuating the premises confidently and safely should a fire break out.

How often should fire safety training be carried out?

Generally, employees should receive fire safety training on their first day of employment and then annually, to ensure they have refreshed awareness of fire safety and procedures.

Who should take fire safety training?

All employees should undergo fire safety training – this includes all staff members, managers, contractors and volunteers. Any members of staff who have particular responsibilities in respect of fire safety – fire wardens, security, kitchen staff, or anyone with a supervisory role, should receive detailed instruction in their own duties and refresher training every six months.

Do employers have to provide fire safety training?

Yes. Employers have a legal duty to provide information, instruction and training to employees about fire precautions in the workplace. As well as it being a legal obligation, fire safety training can save lives through the prevention of fires happening and keeping your people safer in the event of a fire.

What does fire safety training include?

Fire safety training should be suitable and appropriate to the employee’s workplace and should cover issues such as the correct use of fire extinguishers, the possible causes of workplace fires, what to do in the event of a fire, and understanding fire evacuation procedures.