Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Those obligations are laid out clearly in the Fire Safety Order of 2005, and include a requirement to carry out a full fire risk assessment to establish the dangers present in your premises. This risk assessment will guide you on how many fire marshals you need to appoint to assist with fire safety management.
Fire Marshal Training inSouthport
Fire marshals play a key role in maintaining fire safety, not only reducing risks but also potentially saving lives. These volunteer members of staff will take responsibility for a given floor or section of your premises, both on a day to day basis and in an emergency situation. It is their job to make sure that fire doors are not wedged open, escape routes are not blocked and that colleagues know exactly when to do when the fire alarm sounds. They also have a responsibility to sweep their section to ensure everyone has left, before reporting in to the person in charge.
How Many Fire Marshals Do I Need?
A simple business with few staff, such as a shop or office, may only need one fire marshal or fire warden, with cover for when they are away. More complex businesses, such as those with a larger staff, multiple buildings or an increased risk of fire, will need more marshals. You can work out how many you need based on your fire risk assessment.
In House Training
Since fire marshals are directly responsible for set areas of your premises, it makes sense to train them in those areas, rather than simply offering classroom based theory. That’s why we aim to offer all of our fire marshal training in Southport in house in the actual environment in which it will be used.
The course takes just four hours and can be arranged at a time to suit your staff shift patterns and work schedules. The course is assessed as we go along and all staff who attend and complete the course will be given a certificate which meets your obligations under the Fire Safety Order.
To find out more about how we can help you keep your staff safer and keep your company on the right side of the law, talk to our fire safety experts today on 0800 774 7034 or complete your enquiry using the form below.
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