Halifax has had to diversify since the days of the mills, and the modern town is home to a wide range of household names, from the eponymous bank to the popular Quality Street brand. It even houses the UK’s largest workers’ cooperative at Suma Wholefoods. Whether you work with real coins or chocolate ones, we’re here to help you make your workplace a safer place, with a full range of fire safety training including fire warden courses in Halifax.
Why do I need fire wardens?
Fire wardens are compulsory under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. All workplaces must undertake a fire risk assessment and appoint the appropriate number of wardens based on the result. Failure to comply with the order can lead to fines, prosecutions and could even result in serious losses for your company, including loss of life.
What do fire wardens do
The role of the fire warden, often called a fire marshal, is two-fold. They have a responsibility for day to day fire safety, including reducing risks and checking escape routes. They will raise awareness of fire safety amongst their colleagues and arrange regular fire drills.
Fire wardens also have a significant role to play in an emergency situation. They are responsible for the swift and safe evacuation of their designated section of your premises, and must check, room by room, to ensure that everyone has left safely. Both roles can have life saving results, so it is important that your wardens are given expert professional training by an experienced company.
About the course
The course can be arranged at your convenience, to accommodate your shift patterns and your changing workload. It takes just half a day to complete and covers everything required by the Fire Safety Order. We will assess each candidate as we go along to ensure a thorough understanding, so there is no need for a final exam. All candidates who complete the course are awarded a certificate of attendance which is recognised by the HSE.
To find out more about our professional fire safety training in Halifax, talk to our experienced team today on 0800 774 7034 or complete the form below. Remember, if you don’t meet your statutory obligations, you could face serious consequences, so call us now for expert advice.
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