Central Training Facility

This compact, yet comprehensive Basic Fire Awareness Course takes just 2 hours and is held at our central training facility in Richmond.

Who is it for?
All employees, volunteers and contractors must be trained in Basic Fire Awareness.  This Course provides that training to the standard required by law.

What are its aims and objectives?
By the end of the Course, delegates will

have a greater awareness of the dangers of fire and smoke, and what causes a fire to start
know how to identify the individual classes of fire and be aware of what extinguisher to use to aid their escape
appreciate the potential fire hazards in their building
know about the fire safety arrangements where they work
learn about their evacuation procedures.

What does it cover?
The programme includes

the nature of fire and smoke
action on discovering a fire
how to activate fire alarms
action on hearing the alarm
calling the Fire Service
procedures for the disabled
fire fighting equipment
escape routes
how to open escape doors
importance of fire doors
reasons for not using lifts
importance of general fire precautions and good housekeeping
practical demonstration on the correct use of fire extinguishers

Certification
As well as receiving a Delegate Pack, all delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completing the Course.

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