From one of the largest shopping centres in the UK, to one of the largest commercial estates, Gateshead has always seen the bigger picture. We’re here to support all sizes of local businesses, from the shops and stores of the Metro Centre to the conferences and exhibitions of The Sage, with experienced, expert fire safety training in Gateshead, including in house fire marshal training courses.
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The Fire Safety Order leaves you in no doubt as to what is expected of you as an employer or event organiser. It clearly outlines your responsibilities, from providing general fire awareness training in Gateshead, to the nomination and training of fire marshals to take control of fire safety within your workplace.
How Many Fire Marshals Do I Need?
The number of fire marshals required under the Order increases with the number of staff, number of buildings or floors within your building, and with the risk level of your business activities. There are no set numbers, so you will need to carry out a fire risk assessment to determine the recommended level of cover required. You must also factor in shift patterns, holidays and have standby fire marshals in case of sick leave.
Fire Marshal Training in Gateshead
Fire marshals, often referred to as fire wardens, are the focus of fire safety for your organisation. It is their job to encourage fire awareness and reduce risks, as well as to take charge and oversee safe evacuation in an emergency situation.
The fire marshal is responsible for maintaining safe escape routes as well as creating a culture of fire safety and fire risk awareness amongst their workmates. As well as facilitating a rapid evacuation when the fire alarm sounds, the fire marshal is responsible for checking their appointed area is clear, and that no one requires additional help, before leaving and reporting to the emergency services or responsible person.
In House Training
Our fire warden training in Gateshead takes just half a day out of your schedule, but makes a huge contribution to the safety of your workplace and workforce.The fire risks of an office on a remote business park are vastly different from a city centre store, which is why we always offer our fire safety training in Gateshead on an in house basis, so we can show your staff the real risks and practice real evacuation drills. In house training also has advantages in terms of lower costs and less disruption. Each candidate will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the course, which meets your obligations under the Order.
Failure to comply with fire safety regulations can be costly in terms of fines, damage and even loss of life. So don’t delay, contact us today to arrange your compulsory fire marshal training in Gateshead by calling 0800 774 704, or filling in your company requirements on the form below.