Fire Awareness Training is a legal requirement for every workplace, and under the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM), and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, you are obliged to ensure this training is understaken by all staff.
This training programme has been written for people who work in the construction industry, as it includes information which is particularly relevant when working on building sites.
This online e-learning programme is an effective and hassle-free way to ensure that you comply with current legislation - as well as providing an easily accessible record of who has completed the training. This Fire Awareness course will introduce you to fire signage, explain how different extinguishers are needed for different types of fires and show you how to use them. It also looks at safe evacuation and what you should do in emergency situations.
It’s useful to have a good understanding of fire and fire behaviour – how it starts and how it spreads. This section explains “The Triangle of Fire”, “Fire Growth and Development”, and “Fire Spread’’. It particularly looks at the causes and costs of fires on construction sites.
Signs are used to communicate an important message to prevent disaster in an emergency, and even save lives. This section illustrates the different types of signs used, helping you to understand their meaning and the importance of following their instructions.
This section looks at the typical sorts of fire hazards you might find on a construction site and the most likely places fires may start. It includes information about good site practice, including the storage of flammable materials and combustible waste.
This section explains what action to take in the event of an emergency. Information includes “Raising the Alarm”, “Calling the Fire Service” and “Safe Evacuation”. It covers Fire Emergency Plans and explains how risk assessments must consider people who may be at particular risk – including the need for personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPS).
This section looks at the different types of fires and the different fire extinguishers which are appropriate for each one. Video footage shows how each is used and, there’s a short explanation of how each one works, their range and any drawbacks.
This Fire Awareness Training (Construction) training programme concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that the responsible person must ensure that their employees are provided with adequate safety training:
The responsible person must ensure that his employees are provided with adequate safety training . [this must] (a) include suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken by the employee in order to safeguard himself and other relevant persons on the premises; (b) be repeated periodically where appropriate
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Section 21